Skip to Content

Agents Specialising in No Academic

14 Neville Court
Abbey Road
London, NW8 9DD
United Kingdom


  • Brie Burkeman
  • Serafina Clarke

Represents fiction and general non-fiction, children's books, scripts for film, television and theatre. Does not represent poetry, short stories, academic or text books.

(Home 15%, Overseas 20%).

Submission Guidelines:  Not currently accepting new submissions. Please refer to our website for

Association of Authors' AgentsThe association of UK agents. Their website ( gives a Directory of Members and a code of practice, but no information about the agencies other than their names. The association refers visitors to the UK agent listings from The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook on the WritersServices site.
0870-199 5002
0870-199 1029

No Academic | No Travel | Non-Fiction
7 Dilke Street

London , SW3 4JE
United Kingdom


  • Jennifer Chapman
  • Gilly Vincent

A small agency handling illustrated non-fiction work only. Clients come mainly from personal recommendation and the agency is not actively seeking clients but will consider original work - although not travel, domestic tragedies or academic books. Submissions require synopsis, two sample chapters and SAE. We can also consider e-mail enquiries without attachments. Please do not telephone. No reading fee. Works with The Elaine Markson Agency

Clients include George Carter, Leslie Geddes-Brown, Lucinda Lambton, and Eve Pollard.

Commission: Home 15%; US & Europe 20%

Chapman and Vincent website
020-7352 5582
020-7352 5582

United Kingdom


  • Diane Banks

Commercial literary agency based in central London representing commercial fiction and personality-led, media or current affairs based non-fiction in the UK, US and foreign language markets.

Handles rights in the majority of territories directly rather than via sub-agents, ensuring career development with publishers worldwide including film and TV rights.

Founded in 2006

No poetry, children's, academic books, plays, scripts or short stories. Initial approach by email only.

Send brief CV, synopsis and sample chapters as Word or PDF attachments. Aim to give initial response within 2 weeks.

No reading fee.

31 Marchmont Road

Edinburgh, EH9 1HU
United Kingdom


  • Jenny Brown
  • Mark Stanton
  • Lucy Juckes
  • Allan Guthrie

Literary fiction, crime writing and writing for children; non-fiction: biography, history, sport, music popular culture. Also adult fiction and general non-fiction. No poetry, science fiction, fantasy or academic.

Represents children's writers and illustrators. No reading fee. See website for submission guidelines.

Submissions by email: Prefers to receive submissions by email. You will find their individual preferences and email addresses listed on their Agents page. Please email your submission directly to the agent you feel will be most compatible with your work. They read all submissions made in order of receipt. Please note that they will only respond to submissions if they wish to read more. If you have not heard back within eight weeks then you can assume that they do not feel that the work is right for the agency.

Submissions by post: Their strong preference is for submission by email, but if this is not possible, then send a hard copy to your preferred agent at Jenny Brown AssociatesLiterary fiction, crime writing and writing for children; non-fiction: biography, history, sport, music popular culture. Also adult fiction and general non-fiction. No poetry, science fiction, fantasy or academic., 33 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JT. They will only respond if they wish to see more. Unfortunately they are unable to return material submitted, and their policy is to recycle all materials.

For fiction: send the first 50 pages (no more) and a synopsis in a single document, with a covering letter (see below).

For non-fiction: email a proposal and short example of the proposed work - a sample chapter, for instance. Please include a short note on the competing or comparable literature stating, where possible, author, title, publisher and publication date. It would be helpful to have an overview of possible marketing outlets and a biographical note outlining your background, training and experience.

For children's: Does not represent poetry or plays.

All submissions: Please write a covering letter in the body of the email giving an account of the background of the book and your writing career to date. If you have been referred to us by a publishing or personal contact then make this clear. If you have had previous correspondence with one of their agents please mention this. They appreciate knowing if your project has been sent to or is being considered by other agents or publishers.

Founded 2002
0131-229 5334

54 Hartford House
35 Tavistock Crescent
London, W11 1AY
United Kingdom


  • Lorella Belli

Particularly interested in first-time writers, journalists, international and multicultural writing and books on Italy.

No children's, science fiction, fantasy, academic, poetry, original scripts.

No reading fee. May suggest revision.

Send outline plus 2 chapters for non-fiction; synopsis and initial 3 chapters for fiction. Sae essential.

Works with overseas and dramatic associates.
020-7727 8547

43 Musard Road

London, W6 8NR
United Kingdom


  • Teresa Chris

All fiction, especially crime, women's commercial, general and literary fiction; all non-fiction, especially biography, history, health, cooking, arts and crafts.

No science fiction, horror, fantasy, short stories, poetry, academic books.

No reading fee. Send introductory letter describing work, first 3 chapters and sae.

Representation in all overseas territories.

Teresa Chris Literary Agency Ltd website
020-7-386 0633

7th Floor, Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
London, W1F 8GQ
United Kingdom


  • Angharad Kowal


Our agents work with literary and commercial fiction, women's fiction, science fiction/fantasy, narrative non-fiction, history, memoirs, biographies, psychology, science, parenting, cookbooks, how-to, self-help, business, finance, young adult and juvenile fiction/non-fiction and picture books. We are interested in and work with authors at all stages of their career. We don't accept poetry, screenplays or academia.

Submission guidelines:
Please e-mail us a query letter, which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique, a synopsis and the first three chapters.

Overseas associates
All our US and Canadian deals are handled by Writers House US. They are also the port of call for all our foreign deals, excluding Australia and New Zealand, which we handle.

We represent:
Nora Roberts, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Franzen, John Green, Stephanie Meyer, Diane Chamberlain, Michael Lewis, Jonathan Tropper, Rachel Renee Russel, Jon Klassen, Karen Rose, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kami Garcia, Kevin Sands, Stephan Pastis, Ally Condie, Allison Brennan, Jennifer Donnelly, David Arnold, Elisa Albert, Andrea Chapin, Angus Watson, Dan Vyleta, Barbara Delinsky, Steve Berry, Michelle Moran, Nell Zink.

UK office set up in 2008