Terms of Business
The industry standard commission rate for home and overseas sales and royalties is 15%, except where an agent works in conjunction with another agency (for example with a foreign agent in order to sell translation rights abroad) where the rate may vary.
What we're looking for
We're open to reading well-crafted and thoughtful writing in all genres. Here are some writers we admire:
Graham Swift, Ian McEwan, Susan Hill, Margaret Drabble, Margaret Forster, Julian Barnes, Alan Hollinghurst, Jonathan Coe, Simon Scarrow, Jasper Fforde, Conn Iggulden, Patrick O'Brien, Bernard Cornwell, Philip Kerr, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Penelope Lively, Barbara Trapido, Helen Dunmore, Linda Grant, Esther Freud, Raffaella Barker, JoJo Moyes, Jenny Colgan, Allison Pearson, India Knight, Luke Jennings, Jilly Cooper, Anna Blundy, Stan Barstow, Georgette Heyer, Laurie Graham, Edmund White, Patrick Gale, Nora Ephron, Helen Fielding, Colm Toibin, Andrew O'Hagan, Michael Marshall Smith, S J Parris, Suzannah Dunn, Philippa Gregory. Of the classics, Jane Austen, F Scott Fitzgerald, Thackeray, Trollope, the Brontes,Tolstoy and Maupassant are books we return to with pleasure
Michael Holroyd, Claire Tomalin, Hermione Lee, Ben McIntyre, Stephen Fry, Adam Nicolson, Jeremy Lewis, Amanda Foreman,Jenny Uglow, Judith Flanders, Mark Lewisohn, Robert McCrum, Jon Savage, Nick Cohn, Miranda Seymour
What we're not looking for
Picture book texts for babies and toddlers. Erotica (yes, it's having a moment now, but it doesn't float our boat). Reflections on perceived inaccuracies in the Bible.
For details of how to submit to us, please click on Submissions