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Agents Specialising in Health

11a Woodlawn Street

Whitstable, Kent CT5 1HQ
United Kingdom


  • Isabel Atherton

Fiction, women's fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction, humour, history, autobiography, memoir, Mind, Body & Spirit, health, cookery, arts and crafts, crime, children's fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). Also represents a small number of scriptwriters.

Not currently accepting any new fiction clients but will consider well crafted non-fiction. If you’d like to send your material, write (email or via hard copy) with your publishing history and CV, together with a synopsis, 3 sample chapters and a SAE for the return of your material. Prefers email submissions

Authors include Tania Ahsan, Sharon Byrne, Melissa Garner, Peter Harrodine, Nicola Hill, Steve Hill, Ray Murray, Adele Nozedar, Feargus O'Sullivan, Mark Torrender, Dee Weaver.

Established 2008.
(01227) 770947

37 Highbury Place

London, N5 1QP
United Kingdom


  • Jane Graham Maw
  • Jennifer Christie
  • Madeleine Belton

General non-fiction: autobiography, memoir, business & self-help, web-to-book, food and drink, health, lifestyle, parenting, self-help, how to, popular science, history, culture, reference, humour & gift and TV tie-in.

No fiction, children's books or poetry.

Submit a one page summary of the topic, a paragraph on the contents of each proposed chapter, your qualifications for writing the book, a not on the market (who will buy it?) and competing titles, how you could help promote the book and your full contact details.

Submissions by post only, enclose an SAE for return of work.
079 7126 8342

PO Box 358

New Canaan, Conecticutt CT 06840
United States


  • Gene Brissie

Non-fiction, especially history, politics, popular culture, health, psychology, reference, biography (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Will suggest revision. No reading fee.

Foreign rights handled by JPA.

Founded 1971.

James Peter Associates Inc. website

578 Washington Blvd #745

Marina del Rey, California CA 90292
United States


  • Wendy Keller

Helps authors get publishing contracts and speaking engagements worldwide.

Only non-fiction by credible experts: business, sales, management, marketing and finance; metaphysics: esoteric/New Age/spirituality/inspiration; history; science; biography (celebrity only); health and wellness; psychology; parenting; gift books, self-help; how-to.

Submission guidelines can be found on our web site.

See this list for authors represented.

Founded 1989.


Box 412
19/21 Crawford Street
London, W1H 1PJ
United Kingdom


  • Diana Beaumont
  • Philip Patterson
  • Imogen Pelham
  • Catherine Pellegrino (Children's specialist)
  • Sandra Sawicka
  • Leah Middleton (film/TV)

All full-length MSS, including commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, crime, thrillers, commercial, women's fiction, children's, science fiction, history, biography, sport, travel, health. No poetry. Send first 3 chapter

Happy to review new work. Please note they do not represent stage plays or poetry.

See website for individual agent's interests and send only to the agent who is the best match.

Electronic submissions greatly preferred.  Please do not send enquiry or query letters without a sample of the actual work, nor advertisements, qualifications, testimonials, or marketing ideas. These are a waste of your time: only the work matters. Hand written or illegible submissions will not be accepted. Elaborate bindings, folders and packaging are unnecessary.

Submissions are confidential and will be safely shredded if they are unable to offer to represent you. Handling and postage costs means that they no longer return manuscripts, nor do they log them on receipt. Nor can they discuss your work with you before you become a client.

Represents commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction. Please send a covering letter, a synopsis showing the structure of the completed work, and the first three chapters by email. Allow six weeks for a reply.

Represents theatrical motion picture screenplays, TV and radio plays. Please send a covering letter, short treatment and the entire screenplay, by email, to Leah Middleton. Allow six weeks for a reply.

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020-7935 9499
020-7935 9115

12 Bridge Wharf
156 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9UU
United Kingdom


  • Robert Smith
  • Anne Smith

Non-fiction only: autobiography and biography, topical subjects, history, lifestyle, popular culture, entertainment, true crime, health and nutrition, illustrated books.

No unsolicited MSS. No reading fee. Will suggest revision. The agency does not represent screenwriters, but rather sells rights for books to film and television industries.

Founded 1997.

Robert Smith Literary Agency Ltd website
020-7-278 2444
020-7-833 5680

59 West 71st Street
Suite 9b
New York, NY 10023
United States


  • Sarah Jane Freymann

Special interest in serious non-fiction, mainstream commercial fiction, contemporary women's fiction, Latino American, Asian American, African American fiction and non-fiction.

Non-fiction: women's issues, biography, health/fitness, psychology, self-help, spiritual, natural science, cookbooks, pop culture.

Works in conjunction with Abner Stein in London.


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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

548 Broadway
Suite 5E
New York, NY 10012
United States

President Agent

  • Ethan Ellenberg

Fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%). Commercial fiction: thrillers, mysteries, children's, romance, women's, ethnic, science fiction, fantasy and general fiction; also literary fiction with a strong narrative. Non-fiction: current affairs, health, science, psychology, cookbooks, new age, spirituality, pop-culture, adventure, true crime, biography and memoir.

No scholarly works, poetry, short stories or screenplays.

Association of Authors' Representatives

The website of the American agents’ association ( offers a list of members, suggested points to raise with an agent who offers to represent you, and some further guidance on the author/agent relationship.

PO Box 1522

Stockbridge, Massachusetts MA 01262
United States


  • Jeff Herman

Business, reference, popular psychology, technology, health, spirituality, general non-fiction.

Founded 1986.

Submission guidelines