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Directory of Literary Agents Page 2

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David Grossman Literary Agency Ltd
118A Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UA
Tel No: 020 7221 2770
Fax No: 020 7221 1445
Full-length MSS (home 10-15%, overseas 20% including foreign agent’s commission, performance rights 15%). Works in conjunction with agents in New York, Los Angeles, Europe, Japan. No reading fee but preliminary letter required. No submissions by fax or email. Founded 1976.
 
David Higham Associates Ltd* (incorporating Murray Pollinger)
5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square, London W1F 9HA
Tel No: 020 7434 5900
Fax No: 020 7437 1072
Email: dha@davidhigham.co.uk
Web: www.davidhigham.co.uk
Director Anthony Goff Books Veronique Baxter, Anthony Goff, Bruce Hunter, Jacqueline Korn, Lizzy Kremer, Caroline Walsh Foreign Rights Ania Corless Film/TV/Theatre Gemma Hirst, Nicky Lund, Georgina Ruffhead
Agents for the negotiation of all rights in fiction, general non-fiction, children's fiction and picture books, plays, film and TV scripts (home 15%, USA/translation 20%, scripts 10%). Represented in all foreign markets. Preliminary letter and return postage essential. No reading fee. Founded 1935. Children's fiction, picture books and non-fiction (home 15%, USA/translation 20%, scripts 10%). Handles novelty books, picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, poetry, plays, film/TV tie-ins, non-fiction, audio and CD-Roms. Also handles adult fiction, general non-fiction, plays, film and TV scripts; 35% of list is for the children's market. Submit synopsis and 2-3 sample chapters with a covering letter. For picture books, send complete MS, CV and sae. Address all children's submissions to Lucy Firth. No reading fee. Represented in all foreign markets. Also represents 21 illustrators for children's book publishing (home 15%). Submit colour copies of artwork by post or via email. Include samples that show children 'in action' and animals. Founded 1935.
 
David O’Leary Literary Agency
10 Lansdowne Court, Lansdowne Rise, London W11 2NR
Tel No: 020 7229 1623
Fax No: 020 7229 1623
Email: d.o'leary@virgin.net
Popular and literary fiction and non-fiction. Special interests: Ireland, history, popular science (Fees: home 10%, overseas 20%, performance rights 15%). No reading fee. Write, call or email before submitting MSS. Please enclose sae.
Authors: Alexander Cordell, Donald James, Nick Kochan, Jim Lusby, Derek Malcolm, Daniel O'Brien, Ken Russell. Founded 1988.
 
Deborah Owen Ltd*
78 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London E14 8BP
Tel No: 020 7987 5119/5441
Fax No: 020 7538 4004
Contact Deborah Owen
Small agency specialising in only two authors: Delia Smith and Amos Oz. No new authors. Founded 1971.
 
DGA
55 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9DG
Tel No: 020 7240 9992
Fax No: 020 7395 6110
Email: assistant@davidgodwinassociates.co.uk
Web: www.davidgodwinassociates.co.uk
Directors David Godwin, Heather Godwin
Literary fiction and general non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 15%). No reading fee; send sae for return of MSS. Founded 1995.
 
Dinah Wiener Ltd*
12 Cornwall Grove, London W4 2LB
Tel No: 020 8994 6011
Fax No: 020 8994 6044
Director Dinah Wiener, Associate Marianna Wiener
Full-length MSS only, fiction and general non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%), film and TV in association (15%). No plays, scripts, poetry, short stories or children's books. No reading fee, but preliminary letter and return postage essential.
 
Don Baker Associates
25 Eley Drive, Rottingdean, East Sussex BN2 7FH
Tel No: (01273) 386842
Fax No: (01273) 386842
Directors Donald Baker, Katy Quayle
Full-length MSS. Fiction, film, TV and theatre scripts (home 12.5%, overseas 15%). Reading fee. Send sae. No unsolicited MSS. Founded 1996.
 
Dorian Literary Agency (DLA)
Upper Thornehill, 27 Church Road, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon TQ1 4QY
Tel No: (01803) 312095
Fax No: (01803) 312095
Proprietor Dorothy Lumley
General fiction, and specialising in popular fiction (home 10-12.5%, USA 15%, translation 20%). For adults: women's fiction, romance, historicals; crime and thrillers; science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy and horror. Reading only very selectively. No poetry or drama. No reading fee. Contact initially by post with 1-3 chapters and brief outline plus return postage/sae. No telephone calls, faxes or emails.
Authors: Gillian Bradshaw, Kate Charles, Brian Lumley, Stephen Jones, Andy Remic, Rosemary Rowe, Lyndon Stacey. Founded 1986.
 
Duncan McAra
28 Beresford Gardens, Edinburgh EH5 3ES
Tel No: (0131) 552 1558
Fax No: (0131) 552 1558
Email: duncanmcara@hotmail.com
Literary fiction; non-fiction: art, architecture, archaeology, biography, military, Scottish, travel (home 10%, overseas 20%). Preliminary letter with sae essential. No reading fee. Founded 1988.
 
Ed Victor Ltd*
6 Bayley Street, Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HB
Tel No: 020 7304 4100
Fax No: 020 7304 4111
Executive Chairman Ed Victor, Joint Managing Directors Sophie Hicks, Margaret Phillips Directors Carol Ryan, Graham C. Greene cbe, Leon Morgan, Hitesh Shah Editorial Director Philippa Harrison
Fiction, non-fiction and children's books (home 15%, USA 15%, children's 10%, translation 20%). No short stories, poetry or film/TV scripts or plays. No reading fee. No unsolicited MSS. No response to submissions by email. Represented in all foreign markets. Children's picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, film/TV tie-ins, non-fiction and audio (home 10%, overseas 20%). No short stories or poetry. Also handles adult fiction and non-fiction. Submit sample chapters with a covering letter. No reading fee.
Authors: Herbie Brennan, Eoin Colfer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Frederick Forsyth, A.A. Gill, Josephine Hart, Jack Higgins, Nigella Lawson, Kathy Lette, Allan Mallinson, Andrew Marr, Janet Street-Porter and the Estates of Douglas Adams, Raymond Chandler, Dame Iris Murdoch, Sir Stephen Spender, Irving Wallace. Founded 1976. Children's authors include Mary Arrigan, Herbie Brennan, Eoin Colfer, David Lee Stone and Kate Thompson. Founded 1976.
Eddison Pearson Ltd
West Hill House, 6 Swains Lane, London N6 6QS
Tel No: 020 7700 7763
Fax No: 020 7700 7866
Email: enquiries@eddisonpearson.com
Contact Clare Pearson
Children's books and scripts, literary fiction and non-fiction, poetry (home 10%, overseas 15-20%). No unsolicited MSS. Email for up-to-date submission guidelines by return, or enquire by letter enclosing brief writing sample and sae. No reading fee. May suggest revision where appropriate.
Authors: Valerie Bloom, Sue Heap, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Robert Muchamore, Ruth Symes.
 
Edwards Fuglewicz*
49 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HZ
Tel No: 020 7405 6725
Fax No: 020 7405 6726
Partners Ros Edwards and Helenka Fuglewicz
Literary and commercial fiction (but no children's fiction, science fiction, horror or fantasy); non-fiction: biography, history, popular culture (home 15%, USA/translation 20%). No unsolicited MSS or email submissions. No reading fee. Founded 1996.
 
Elisabeth Wilson
24 Thornhill Square, London N1 1BQ
Fax No: 020 7609 6045
Rights agent and consultant; illustrated books, non-fiction (no children's). No reading fee. Founded 1979.
 
 
 
Elizabeth Roy Literary Agency
White Cottage, Greatford, Nr Stamford, Lincs. PE9 4PR
Tel No: (01778) 560672
Fax No: (01778) 560672
Children's fiction and non-fiction - writers and illustrators (home 10-15%, overseas 20%). Send preliminary letter, synopsis and sample chapters with names of publishers and agents previously contacted. Return postage essential. No reading fee. Founded 1990.
 
Elspeth Cochrane Personal Management
16 Old Town, London SW4 0JY
Tel No: 020 7819 6256
Fax No: 020 7819 4297
Email: elspeth@elspethcochrane.co.uk
Contact Elspeth Cochrane
Fiction, non-fiction, biographies, screenplays and plays (12.5%). No children's fiction. No unsolicited MSS. Send preliminary letter, synopsis and sae in first instance. No reading fee.
Authors: Alex Jones, Dominic Leyton, Royce Ryton, F.E.Smith, Robert Tanitch and Greald Vaughn-Hughes. Founded 1960.
 
Eric Glass Ltd
25 Ladbroke Crescent, London W11 1PS
Tel No: 020 7229 9500
Fax No: 020 7229 6220
Email: eglassltd@aol.com
Director Janet Glass
Full-length MSS only; also theatre, films, TV, and sound broadcasting. No unsolicited MSS. Founded 1932.
 
Eunice McMullen, Children's Literary Agent Ltd
Low Ibbotsholme Cottage, Off Bridge Lane, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1HU
Tel No: 01539 448551
Fax No: 01539 442289
Email: eunicemcmullen@totalise.co.uk
Web: www.eunicemcmullen.co.uk
Director Eunice McCullen
All types of children's books, particularly picture books (home 10%, overseas 15%). No unsolicited scripts. Telephone enquiries only. Founded 1992. Specialises exclusively in children's books, especially picture books and older fiction (home 10%, overseas 15%). Handles novelty books, picture books, fiction for all ages including teenage, series fiction and audio. No unsolicited scripts. Telephone enquiries only. No reading fee.
Authors: Wayne Anderson, Sam Childs, Caroline Jayne Church, Jason Cockcroft, Ross Collins, Charles Fuge, Maggie Kneen, David Melling, Angela McAllister, Angie Sage and Susan Winter. Founded 1992.
 
Eve White
Irish Hill House, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0JB
Tel No: 01488 657656
Email: evewhite@btinternet.com
Contact Eve White
Commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction, children's fiction and picture books (home 15%, overseas 20%). Send synopsis and sample page with a covering letter and biography. Include email address. No submissions by email. No reading fee. Will suggest revision where appropriate. Picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction and film/TV tie-ins (home 15%, overseas 20%). Also handles adult commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction; 50% of list is for the children's market. Send brief synopsis and 2-3 sample chapters and word count with a covering letter and biography. Include email address. No submissions by email. No reading fee. Will suggest revision where appropriate.
Authors: Jimmy Docherty, Peter J. Murray, Gillian Rogerson, Andy Stanton. Founded 2003. Children's clients include Jimmy Docherty, Peter J. Murray, Gillian Rogerson, Andy Stanton. Founded 2003.
 
Faith Evans Associates*
27 Park Avenue North, London N8 7RU
Tel No: 020 8340 9920
Fax No: 020 8340 9410
Small agency (home 15%, overseas 20%). New clients by personal recommendation only. Co-agents in most countries. No phone calls, scripts or unsolicited MSS.
Authors: Melissa Benn, Shyam Bhatia, Cherie Booth, Eleanor Bron, Carolyn Cassady, Caroline Conran, Helen Falconer, Alicia Foster, Midge Gillies, Ed Glinert, Vesna Goldsworth, Cate Haste, Jim Kelly, Helena Kennedy, Seumas Milne, Tom Paulin, Sheila Rowbotham, Lorna Sage, Rebecca Stott, Harriet Walter, Elizabeth Wilson, Francesca Weisman. Founded 1987.
Felicity Bryan*
2A North Parade, Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LX
Tel No: (01865) 513816
Fax No: (01865) 310055
Fiction and general non-fiction (home 10%, overseas 20%). Translation rights handled by Andrew Nurnberg Associates; works in conjunction with US agents. No unsolicited submissions. Fiction for children aged 8-14, and adult fiction and general non-fiction (home 10%, overseas 20%). Translation rights handled by Andrew Nurnberg Associates; works in conjunction with US agents. No unsolicited submissions.
Authors: Children's authors include Julie Hearn, Liz Kessler, Katherine Langrish, Meg Rosoff, Matthew Skelton, Eleanor Updale, Jeanne Willis.
 
Felix De Wolfe
Garden Offices, 51 Maida Vale, London W9 1SD
Tel No: 020 7242 5066
Fax No: 020 7242 8119
Theatre, films, TV, sound broadcasting, fiction (home 10-15%, overseas 20%). No reading fee. Works in conjunction with many foreign agencies.
 
Film Rights Ltd
Mezzanine, Quadrant House, 80-82 Regent Street, London W1B 5AU
Tel No: 020 7734 9911
Fax No: 020 7734 0044
Email: information@filmrights.ltd.uk
Web: www.filmrights.ltd.uk
Director Brendan Davis, Joan Potts
Theatre, Films, TV and sound broadcasting (home 10%, overseas 15%). No reading fee. Represented in USA and abroad. Founded 1932.
 
Fox & Howard Literary Agency
4 Bramerton Street, London SW3 5JX
Tel No: 020 7352 8691
Fax No: 020 7352 8691
Partners Chelsey Fox, Charlotte Howard
General non-fiction: biography, history and popular culture, reference, business, mind, body & spirit, health and fitness (home 15%, overseas 20%). No reading fee, but preliminary letter and synopsis with sae essential for response. Founded 1992.
Authors: Sarah Bartlett, Tony Clayton Lea, Maryon Stewart, Jane Struthers. Founded 1992.
 
Frances Kelly Agency*
111 Clifton Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT2 6PL
Tel No: 020 8549 7830
Fax No: 020 8547 0051
Full-length MSS. Non-fiction: general and academic, reference and professional books, all subjects (home 10%, overseas 20%), TV, radio (10%). No reading fee, but no unsolicited MSS; preliminary letter with synopsis, CV and return postage essential. Founded 1978.
 
Fraser & Dunlop Ltd, Fraser & Dunlop Scripts Ltd – see The Peters Fraser & Dunlop Group Ltd
 
 
 
Fraser Ross Associates
6 Wellington Place, Edinburgh EH6 7EQ
Tel No: 0131 553 2759 / 0131 657 4412
Email: lindsey.fraser@tiscali.co.uk kjross@tiscali.co.uk
Web: www.fraserross.co.uk
Partners Lindsey Fraser, Kathryn Ross
Writing and illustration for children's books, but not exclusively (home 10%). No reading fee. Founded 2002.
 
French’s
78 Loudoun Road, London, NW8 0NA
Tel No: 020 7483 4269
Fax No: 020 7722 0754
Directors John French, Mark Taylor
All MSS; specialises in novels and screenplays (home/overseas 10%); theatre, films, TV, radio (10%). Reading service available, details on application. Sae must be enclosed with all MSS.
 
Futerman, Rose & Associates*
91 St Leonards Road
London SW14 7BL
Tel No: 020 8255 7755
Fax No: 020 8286 4860
Email: guy@futermanrose.co.uk
Web: www.futermanrose.co.uk
Contact Guy Rose
Fiction, scripts for film and TV, biography, show business, current affairs and teenage fiction (15-20%). No science fiction, fantasy or young children's. No unsolicited MSS. Send preliminary letter with brief résumé, detailed synopsis, first 20pp and sae. Children's books and animation. Also scripts for film and TV; commercial fiction and non-fiction with film potential, biography, show business (15-20%). No unsolicited MSS, science fiction or fantasy. Send preliminary letter with a brief résumé, detailed synopsis and sae. Overseas associates.
 
Gillon Aitken Associates Ltd*
18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT
Tel No: 020 7373 8672
Fax No: 020 7373 6002
Email: reception@gillonaitken.co.uk
Web: www.gillonaitkenassociates.co.uk
Contacts Gillon Aitken, Clare Alexander, Lesley Thorne (also handles film/TV), Associated Agents Anthony Sheil, Mary Pachnos, Agent Kate Shaw
Fiction and non-fiction (home 10%, USA 20%, translation 20%, film/TV 10%). No plays, scripts or children's fiction unless by existing clients. Send preliminary letter with half-page synopsis and first 30pp of sample material and adequate return postage in first instance. No reading fee. Children's fiction (home 10-15%, overseas 20%). Handles fiction for 9-12 year-olds and teenage fiction. Also handles adult fiction and non-fiction; 10% of list is for the children's market. Send preliminary letter with a short synopsis and 3-5 sample chapters with a sae. No reading fee. Will suggest revision. No picture books and no submissions by email.
Authors: Caroline Alexander, John Banville, Pat Barker, Nicholas Blincoe, Gordon Burn, Jung Chang, John Cornwell, Josephine Cox, Sarah Dunant, Susan Elderkin, Sebastian Faulks, Helen Fielding, John Fowles, Russell Grant, Jane Goldman, Germaine Greer, Mark Haddon, Susan Howatch, Liz Jensen, John Keegan, V.S. Naipaul, Jonathan Raban, Piers Paul Read, Michele Roberts, Nicholas Shakespeare, Gillian Slovo, Matt Thorne, Colin Thubron, Sally Vickers, A.N. Wilson, Robert Wilson. Founded 1977.
Greene & Heaton Ltd*
37 Goldhawk Road, London W12 8QQ
Tel No: 020 8749 0315
Fax No: 020 8749 0318
Web: www.greeneheaton.co.uk
Contacts Linda Davis, Will Francis
All types of fiction and non-fiction (home 10-15%, USA/translation 20%). No original scripts for theatre, film or TV. Send no more than a brief covering letter, synopsis and 3 chapters. No reply to unsolicited submissions without sae and/or return postage. Overseas associates worldwide. Children's fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). Handles picture books, fiction for 5-8 and 9-12 year-olds, teenage fiction, series fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Also handles adult fiction and non-fiction. Send a covering letter, synopsis and the first 50pp (or less) with an sae and return postage. Email enquiries will be answered but submission attached to emails will not be considered.
Authors: Mark Barrowcliffe, Bill Bryson, Jan Dalley, Marcus du Sautoy, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Colin Forbes, Michael Frayn, P.D. James, William Leith, Mary Morrissy, William Shawcross, Sarah Waters. Founded 1963. Children's authors include Helen Craig, Joshua Doder, Amber Deckers. Founded 1963.
 
Gregory & Company Authors
3 Barb Mews, London W6 7PA
Tel No: 020 7610 4676
Fax No: 020 7610 4686
Email: info@gregoryandcompany.co.uk
Web: www.gregoryandcompany.co.uk
Contact Jane Gregory Editorial Anna ValdingerRights Claire Morris
Fiction and general non-fiction (home 15%, USA/translation/radio/film/TV 20%). Special interests (fiction): literary, commercial, women's fiction, crime, suspense and thrillers. Particularly interested in books which will also sell to publishers abroad. No original plays, film or TV scripts (only published books are sold to film and TV), science fiction, fantasy, poetry, academic or children's books. No reading fee. Editorial advice given to own authors. No unsolicited MSS: send preliminary letter with CV, synopsis, first 3 chapters and future writing plans plus return postage. Short submissions (3pp) by fax or email. Represented throughout Europe, Asia and USA. Founded 1987.
 
Harvey Unna & Stephen Durbridge Ltd – see The Agency (London) Ltd*
 
 
 
HHB agency Ltd
6 Warwick Court, London WC1R 5DJ
Tel No: 020 7405 5525
Fax No: 020 7405 5525
Email: heather@hhbagency.com
Web: www.hhbagency.com
Director Heather Holden-Brown
Non-fiction and fiction (15%). Non-fiction: journalism, history and politics, contemporary autobiography and biography, TV and entertainment, business, family memoir, cookery and diet. Women's fiction and historical fiction. No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Founded 2005.
 
Hilary Rubinstein Books
32 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 3BQ
Tel No: 020 7792 4282
Fax No: 020 7221 5291
Email: hrubinstein@beeb.net
Director Hilary Rubinstein
Full-length MSS. Fiction and non-fiction (home 10%, overseas 20%); will suggest revision where appropriate. No plays, scripts, children’s books or poetry. No reading fee, but no unsolicited MSS without preliminary letter or call.
Authors: Eric Lomax, Donna Williams, Lucy Irvine. Founded 1992.
 
ICM Books
4-6 Soho Square, London W1D 3PZ
Tel No: 020 7432 0800
Fax No: 020 7432 0808
Email: icmbookslondon@icmtalent.com
Contact Kate Jones, Margaret Halton, Karolina Sutton, Elizabeth Iveson, Betsy Robbins
Fiction and non-fiction. No unsolicited MSS; send a query letter, sample chapters and sae first. Division of International Creative Management Inc.
 
Intercontinental Literary Agency*
33 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9ED
Tel No: 020 7379 6611
Fax No: 020 7379 6790
Email: ila@ila-agency.co.uk
Contacts Nicki Kennedy, Sam Edenborough, Mary Esdaile
Represents translation rights for The PFD, London, Harold Matson Company Inc., New York, the Turnbull Agency (John Irving) Inc., and Lucas Alexander Whitley Ltd. Founded 1965.
 
International Literary Representation & Management LLC
186 Bickenhall Mansions, Bickenhall Street, London W1U 6BX
Tel No: 020 7224 1748
Fax No: 020 7224 1802
Email: info@yesitive.com
Web: www.yesitive.com
Vice President for Europe Peter Cox
European office of US agency. Represents authors with major international potential. Commission by agreement. Only considers submissions if guidelines found on website have been followed. No unsolicited MSS. No radio of theatre scripts. No reading fee.
Authors: Daniel Altieri, Brian Clegg, Brian Cruver, Prof Devra Lee Davis, Dr Patrick Dixon, Senator Orrin Hatch, Commodore Scott Jones USN, Michael J. Nelson, Michelle Paver, Saxon Roach, Tom Stevenson, Mary Tabour. Founded 1993
 
International Scripts
1A Kidbrooke Park Road, London, SE3 0LR
Tel No: 020 8319 8666
Fax No: 020 8319 0801
Directors H.P.Tanner, J.Lawson
Specialises in full-length contemporary fiction, women's fiction, crime, biographies, business and general non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%), performance rights (15-20%); no poetry or short stories. Works with overseas agents. Preliminary letter and sae required. An editorial contribution plus return postage may be requested for reading MSS.
Authors: Jane Adams, Zita Adamson, Ashleigh Bingham, Simon Clark, Dr James Fleming, June Gadsby, Peter Haining, Julie Harris, Robert A. Heinlein, Anna Jacobs, Margaret James, Anne Jones, Richard Laymon, Trevor Lummis, Nick Oldham, Chris Pascoe, Christine Poulson, Mary Ryan, John and Anne Spencer, Janet Woods. Founded 1979.
J.M. Thurley Management
Archery House, 33 Archery Square, Walmer, Deal, Kent CT14 7JA
Tel No: 01304 371421
Fax No: 01304 371416
Email: JMThurley@aol.com
Contact Jon Thurley
Specialises in commercial and literary full-length fiction and commercial work for film and TV. No plays, poetry, short stories, articles or fantasy. No reading fee but preliminary letter and sae essential. Editorial/creative advice provided to clients (home 15%, overseas 20%). Links with leading US and European agents. Founded 1976.
 
Jane Conway-Gordon Ltd* (in association with Andrew Mann Ltd)
1 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JA
Tel No: 020 7494 0148
Fax No: 020 7287 9264
Full length MSS (home 15%, overseas 20%). Represented in all foreign countries. No reading fee but preliminary letter and return postage essential. Founded 1982.
 
Jane Judd Literary Agency*
18 Belitha Villas, London N1 1PD
Tel No: 020 7607 0273
Fax No: 020 7607 0623
General non-fiction and fiction (home 10%, overseas 20%). Special interests: women's fiction, crime, thrillers, narrative non-fiction. No short stories, film/TV scripts, poetry or plays. No reading fee, but preliminary letter with synopsis, first chapter and sae essential. Works with agents in USA and most foreign countries. Founded 1986.
 
Jane Turnbull*
58 Elgin Crescent, London W11 2JJ
Tel No: 020 7727 9409
Fiction and non-fiction (home 10%, USA/translation 20%), performance rights (15%). No science fiction, romantic fiction, children's or short stories. Works in conjunction with Gillon Aitken Associates Ltd for sale of translation rights. No reading fee. Preliminary letter and sae essential; no unsolicited MSS. Founded 1986.
 
Janet Fillingham Associates
52 Lowther Road, London SW13 9NU
Tel No: 020 8748 5594
Fax No: 020 8748 7374
Email: office@jfillassoc.co.uk
Director Janet Fillingham
Film, and TV only (home 10%, overseas 15-20%). Strictly no unsolicited MSS; professional recommendation required. Founded 1992.
 
Janklow and Nesbit (UK) Ltd
33 Drayson Mews, London W8 4LY
Tel No: 020 7376 2733
Fax No: 020 7376 2915
Email: queries@janklow.co.uk
Director Tif Loehnis, Claire Paterson
Commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction. No unsolicited MSS. Send informative covering letter and return postage with full outline (non-fiction), synopsis and 3 sample chapters (fiction). US and foreign rights handled by Janklow & Nesbit Associates in New York.
 
Jeffrey Simmons
15 Penn House, Mallory Street, London NW8 8SX
Tel No: 020 7224 8917
Fax No: 020 7224 8918
Email: jasimmons@btconnect.com
Specialises in fiction (no science fiction, horror or fantasy), biography, autobiography, show business, personality books, law, crime, politics, world affairs. Full-length MSS (home from 10%, overseas from 15%). Will suggest revision. No reading fee, but preliminary letter essential.
 
Jennifer Luithlen Agency
88 Holmfield Road, Leicester LE2 1SB
Tel No: (0116) 273 8863
Fax No: (0116) 273 5697
Agents Jennifer Luithlen, Penny Luithlen
Not looking for new clients. Children's and adult fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%), performance rights (15%). Founded 1986.
 
Jenny Brown Associates
42 The Causeway, Edinburgh EH15 3PZ
Tel No: 0131 620 1556
Email: jenny-brown@blueyonder.co.uk
Web: www.jennybrownassociates.com
Contacts Jenny Brown, Mark Stanton
Literary fiction and non-fiction, women's fiction, writing from Scotland (home 10%, overseas 20%). No reading fee. Works in conjunction with the Marsh Agency.
Authors: Authors include Jeff Connor, Des Dillon, Jennie Erdal, Alex Gray, Chas Griffin, Diana Hendry, Laura Hird, Anne MacLeod, Laura Marney, Janet Morgan, Jonathan Rendall, Suhayl Saadi, Christopher Whyte. Founded 2002.
 
Jill Foster Ltd
9 Barb Mews, Brook Green, London W6 7PA
Tel No: 020 7602 1263
Fax No: 020 7602 9336
Agents Jill Foster, Alison Finch, Simon Williamson, Dominic Lord, Gary Wild
Theatre, films, TV, and sound broadcasting (12.5%). Particularly interested in film and TV comedy and drama. No novels or short stories. No reading fee. Preliminary letter essential. No submissions by email. Do not send material in the first instance. Founded 1978.
JMLA
The Basement, 94 Goldhurst Terrace, London NW6 3HS
Tel No: 020 7372 8422 / 020 7372 3140
Fax No: 020 7372 8423
Managing Director Judy Martin
Non-fiction, biography, jazz and its origins and history, American jazz biographies, art and surrealism (home 15%, overseas 20%). No plays, poetry, cookery, gardening or children's stories. Translation rights handled by the Marsh Agency Ltd . No reading fee, but sae required for all unsolicited MSS, together with details of publishing history. Founded 1990.
 
John Farquharson Ltd* - see Curtis Brown
 
 
 
John Johnson (Authors’ Agent) Ltd*
Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0HT
Tel No: 020 7251 0125
Fax No: 020 7251 2172
Email: johnjohnson@btinternet.com
Contacts Andrew Hewson, Margaret Hewson, Elizabeth Fairbarn
Full-length MSS (home 10%, USA 15-20%, translation 20%). General fiction and non-fiction. No science fiction, technical or academic material. Scripts from exisiting clients only. No unsolicited MSS; send preliminary letter and sae. No reading feee. Founded 1986.
 
John Pawsey
60 High Street, Tarring, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 7NR
Tel No: (01903) 205167
Fax No: (01903) 205167
General non-fiction, particularly biography, popular culture and sport; crime, thriller and suspense fiction only (home 12.5%, overseas 25%). No science fiction, fantasy, horror, poetry, short stories, journalism, children's or original film and stage scripts. Preliminary letter and return postage with all correspondence essential. No submissions by email. Works in association with agencies in the USA, Europe and the Far East. Will suggest revision if MS sufficiently promising. No reading fee.
Authors: David Ashforth, Jennie Bond, William Fotheringham, Don Hale, Patricia Hall, Elwyn Hartley Edwards, Dr David Lewis, Anne Mustoe and Kathryn Spink. Founded 1981.
 
Johnson & Alcock Ltd
Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0HT
Tel No: 020 7251 0125
Fax No: 020 7251 2172
Email: info@johnsonandalcock.co.uk
Contacts Michael Alcock, Andrew Hewson, Anna Power, Merel Reinink
Full-length MSS (home 15%, US and translation 20%). Literary and commercial fiction, children's fiction; general non-fiction including current affairs, biography and memoirs, history, lifestyle, health and personal development. No poetry, screenplays, science fiction, technical or academic material. No unsolicited MSS; approach by letter in the first instance giving details of writing experience, plus synopsis. For fiction send one-page synopsis and first 3 chapters. Sae essential for response. No reading fee. No email submissions. Founded 1956.
 
Jonathan Clowes Ltd*
10 Iron Bridge House, Bridge Approach, London NW1 8BD
Tel No: 020 7722 7674
Fax No: 020 7722 7677
Directors Jonathan Clowes, Ann Evans, Lisa Whadcock
Literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, film, TV, theatre and radio (home 15%, overseas 20%). No reading fee. No unsolicited MSS. Works in association with agents overseas. Founded 1960.
Authors: Sir Kingsley Amis Estate, Dr David Bellamy, Bill Dare, Len Deighton, David Harsent, Elizabeth Jane Howard, David Lawrence, Doris Lessing, David Nobbs, Gillian White.
 
Jonathan Williams Literary Agency
Rosney Mews, Upper Glenageary Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Tel No: (01) 2803482
Fax No: 01) 2803482
Director Jonathan Williams
General fiction and non-fiction, preferably by Irish authors (home 10%). Will suggest revision; no reading fee unless a very fast decision is required. Return postage appreciated (no British stamps - please use IRCs). Sub-agents in Holland, Italy, France, Spain, Japan. Founded 1981.
 
Josef Weinberger Plays Ltd (formely Warner/Chappell Plays Ltd)
12-14 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JJ
Tel No: 020 7580 2827
Fax No: 020 7436 9616
Specialises in stage plays. Works in conjunction with overseas agents. No unsolicited MSS; preliminary letter essential. Founded 1938.
 
Judith Chilcote Agency*
8 Wentworth Mansions, Keats Grove, London NW3 2RL
Tel No: 020 7794 3717
Email: judybks@aol.com
Director Judith Chilcote
Commercial fiction, non-fiction - self-help and health, celebrity autobiography and biography, current affairs, TV tie-ins (home 15%, overseas 20-25%). No short stories, science fiction, children's, poetry. Works in conjunction with overseas agents and New York affiliate. No reading fee but preliminary letter with 3 chapters only, CV and sae essential. Founded 1990.
 
Judith Murdoch Literary Agency*
19 Chalcot Square, London NW1 8YA
Tel No: 020 7722 4197
Full-length fiction only, especially accessible literary and commercial women's fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). No science fiction/fantasy, poetry, short stories or children's. Approach by letter, not telephone, sending the first 2 chapters and synopsis. Submissions by email cannot be considered. Return postage/sae essential. Editorial advice given; no reading fee. Translation rights handled by the Marsh Agency Ltd . Founded 1993.
Authors: Alison Bond, Meg Hutchinson, Lisa Jewell, Pamela Jooste, Eve Makis.

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