We accept email queries only.
Please email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email queries sent to any other address will not be read.
We are no longer opening email attachments, unless requested by our agents. Your entire submission must appear in the body of the email and not as an attachment. Also, emails that contain “automatic picture downloads” will not be opened.
The subject line should begin as follows:
QUERY: (The title of the manuscript or any short message you would like to relay to us should follow.)
No screenplays or poetry.
Please email the first chapter and synopsis along with a cover letter. Also, be sure to include the genre and the number of words in your manuscript, as well as pertinent writing experience in your query letter.
Please email your full non-fiction proposal including a query letter and your first chapter. If you are uncertain how to prepare a non-fiction proposal, there are many books available on this subject.
YA and Middle Grade:
Please email the first chapter and synopsis along with a cover letter.
Also, be sure to include the genre and the number of words in your manuscript, as well as pertinent writing experience in your query letter.
Please email the complete picture book text. One sample illustration may be included. Please do not email all the illustrations you plan to use. We will request illustrations if needed.
Other information you should know before emailing your query to us.
- We receive and read thousands of emails and, therefore, are not responsible for emails which we do not receive; i.e., emails that are not delivered to our inbox for one reason or another. We respond to every email submission we receive with the exception of “automatic picture downloads.”
- Response time is determined by our clients “needs and reads” and other top priorities literary agencies encounter. We have no control over the number of emails we receive at any given time. Please know that we are reading as fast as we can, and that we apologize for any inconvenience a delay may have caused you. We strive to give your email every possible opportunity for us to offer representation.
- We are also not responsible for emails that are returned to us as “undeliverable,” especially if an email address has changed. Because of the volume of emails we receive, we cannot attempt to match queries that are returned with any future email that says, “my new address is…” However; you may resend your query and state you have a new email address.
- We welcome your email queries. We wouldn’t be in business and be able to sell the number of books we have sold without them.
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