1. We can accept all genres of fiction, except picture books, and we can now also accept certain types of non-fiction. Contact us for more information,
2. Literary agents have different submission requirements - some won't accept attachments - some want the whole manuscript, some just a query e-mail, etc, etc. We design each query to satisfy the requirements of the agent to whom it is addressed. If you wish you can check and amend each query e-mail before you send it out. Normally the e-mails are personally addressed to the agent.
3. We can't guarantee that you will be accepted, only that you stand a better chance if you submit to more than a few.
4. You can improve your chances by making your novel the best it can be. Getting an editor to help you is recommended.
5. Most self-published books never make a profit and you can waste a lot of money in advertising. You are better off if you can find an Agent to represent you.
Frequently asked questions
What is a 'Pitch'?
The Pitch, or Query, e-mail is how you ask a Literary Agent to represent you. If it doesn’t grab the agent’s attention, they probably won’t bother to read your book, so it’s worthwhile spending the time to get it right. Google ‘How to write a book pitch,’ for ideas and advice.
The Pitch should tell the literary Agent what your book is about, the word count and intended readership. It should include a brief synopsis and biography, and the whole thing shouldn’t be longer than 800 words.
Before you send out each submission, you could check whether the agent represents authors of similar work. If that’s the case, you could add a paragraph in the introduction to explain why you are approaching them. Even better if you happen to know the agent or someone connected with the agent.
If you aren’t happy with your Pitch, seek advice. There are lots of people out there who, for a fee, will help.
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