We consider nonfiction and fiction (commercial and literary) for the adult trade and children's book markets. Authors interested in seeking representation by our agency should send a brief query letter by email.
A nonfiction query should clearly describe the project and the author’s qualifications for writing it, emphasizing any “platform” and existing audience the author has developed for the book and listing any professional published work.
A fiction query should include the genre or category of the work; the approximate word count; a brief synopsis describing plot and main characters; the author's writing credentials; and the first chapter or first 7—10 pages of the manuscript pasted into the body of the email. It is also useful to mention any trade press books to which your work might be compared.
Please provide any relevant biographical information and professional credentials. If we are sufficiently intrigued by your project, we will ask for samples or the complete proposal or manuscript.
We accept email queries only, with no attachments. Please refer to our Agents page for individual email addresses. Due to the volume of submissions, we regret that we cannot respond to all email.
We do not represent poetry, textbooks, plays or screenplays.