Thursday 1 April 2010

UK Literary Agencies

Why is it, that the majority of UK literary agencies do not accept queries via email?

I find it extraordinary considering what a battering the environment is getting nowadays ... mind boggling ...


  1. I find it quite strange. I have been searching through the listings to find those that do. It will cost a few euros to post a heavy MS from Cyprus to UK.

  2. Most of my queries have been going to US and Australia. I've found a couple of UK agencies that accept emails, but that's it. Weird.

  3. Because I write in UK English, I have automatically thought only of UK. It is frustrating.

  4. It is *so* annoying, isn't it? I've spent loads of paper and post!

  5. I've been thinking of querying UK agents, now maybe I'll have to rethink that.

    Do UK agents want the same kind of query, or are their guidelines different? Ie, they want just a cover letter and synopsis. Anyone know?

  6. Mary, I've found five now out of a list of about 30 agents that accept email. Most of them want query letter, synopsis and either first three chapters or first 50 pages. That is the advantage - being able to send a decent chunk of your ms!

  7. This might help somebody.


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