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Agents Specialising in Historical Fiction

53 Talbot Road

London, N6 4QX
United Kingdom


  • John Havergal

Novels, thrillers, faction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and children's books, and graphic and illustrated media edutainment concepts (home 15%, overseas/translations 20%, advertising/sales promotion one-third).

Pitches to publishers and producers. Send first chapter, scene or section, and graphics samples (if any), plus a half to one page plot or topic outline together with sae. No reading fee.

Founded 1997.

020-8341 0442
077 6702 2659 (Mob)
020-8341 0442

PO Box 41709

Los Angeles, California 90041
United States


  • Barbara Markowitz
  • Judith Rosenthal

Children's fiction, middle grade, young adult (11-15 year-olds), historical fiction (home 15%, overseas 15%).

Seeking contemporary and historical fiction 35,000-50,000 words for 8-11 and 11-15 year-olds. No fables, fantasy or fairytales; no illustrated books; no sci-fi.

Barbara Markowitz Literary Agency website

David Higham Associates, 6th Floor, Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
London, W1F 8GQ
United Kingdom


  • Jane Gregory
  • Stephanie Glencross (editorial)
  • Camille Burns (assistant)
  • Jemma McDonagh (rights)

Jane Gregory represents authors of crime, thrillers, psychological suspense, historical and literary fiction. She works closely on all editorial matters with Stephanie Glencross.

After thirty years of running her own literary agency, Jane, her team and all her authors were delighted to join the like-minded agents and colleagues at DHA in January 2018.

Before setting up as an agent, Jane was a Rights and Contracts Director for publishers. In the past, Jane has been on the Virago advisory panel; co-founded ‘Women in Publishingâ€TM; produced, directed and co-wrote several publishersâ€TM pantomimes; and was a co-founder of The Womenâ€TMs Prize for Fiction (previously Orange and Baileys Prize). She also co-founded, and is currently still on the committee of, the Theakstonâ€TMs Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate. Jane is assisted by Camille Burns.

Submit Your Work

If you would like to submit your work to Jane, please email You should include a covering letter in the body of your email and attach a synopsis (not a jacket-style blurb) and the first three chapters (in Word, double-spaced and with page numbers) of your book. Please put your name and the title of your manuscript in the subject line of your email. Please do not send hard copies to the David Higham offices at this time.

What Jane does represent: crime, thrillers, historical fiction, commercial fiction and family sagas.

What Jane doesn't represent: science fiction, supernatural/paranormal, self-help/lifestyle, poetry or short stories. She also does not represent childrenâ€TMs or young adult fiction. But do check the profiles of DHA colleagues for their individual interests.

Jane and team aim to respond to all submissions within one month of receipt. (submissions) (assistant)
020-7610 4676
020-7610 4686

18 Belitha Villas

London, N1 1PD
United Kingdom

General non-fiction and fiction. Special interests: women's fiction, crime, thrillers, narrative non-fiction.

No short stories, film/TV scripts, poetry or plays.

Submission guidelines (File upload on their web site)

Founded 1986.

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.

020-7607 0273

8 Wentworth Mansions
Keats Grove
London, NW3 2RL
United Kingdom


  • Judith Chilcote

Focus is very commercial, so what she takes on ebbs and flows with the market. She is currently interested in popular psychology, nostalgic memoirs, historical fiction, women’s fiction (no chick lit) and crime fiction

No short stories, science fiction, children's, poetry. Works in conjunction with overseas agents and New York affiliate.

Founded 1990.

Judith Chilcote Agency website
020-7794 3717

Rockefeller Center, 1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2320
New York, NY 10020
United States


  • President Maria Carvainis,
  • Literary Agent Donna Bagdasarian

Currently Handles:

  • 34% nonfiction books
  • 65% novels
  • 1% poetry


Science/Technology (pop science)
Women's Issues/Studies
Does not want to receive science fiction or children's picture books.

Query with SASE
Responds in 1 week to queries.
Responds in 3 months to manuscripts.

Obtains 60% of new clients through recommendations from others and conferences; 40% from query letters.

Works in conjunction with foreign, TV and movie agents.
(212) 245.7196

2 Rudgwick Terrace
St. Stephens Close
London, NW8 6BR
United Kingdom


  • Director Samar Hammam

Rocking Chair Books is a literary agency focusing on literary fiction, upmarket commercial, and commercial fiction and general non-fiction for publication around the world. Our motto is a great story is a great story.

No reading fee.

We represent Brian Turner, Zena el Khalil, Lakambini Sitoy, Conflict Relief, Elle Symmonds.

Founded 2011

For submissions:
07809 461342

19 New Row

London, WC2N 4LA
United Kingdom

Full-length MSS. General fiction and non-fiction, thrillers, contemporary and historical novels.

No unsolicited MSS, and no submissions by email.

Specialists in handling German translation rights. Represented in the USA by various agents.

Tanja Howarth Literary Agency website
020-7240 5553

150 Minories

London, EC3N 1LS
United Kingdom

Managing Director

  • Alex Sullivan
  • General Fiction,
  • Historical, science fiction, children's,
  • Film scripts, TV series and documentary ideas.

When submitting a project to for review, please e-mail to in the first instance, with the subject line "ATTN SUBMISSIONS": including the following information and documentation:

  • A detailed synopsis, together with (in the case of a book project) the first three chapters of the relevant manuscript in one Word document;
  • A full CV/resume, including personal and professional background;
  • Any attachments to the project in place (for example actors, directors or finance);
  • Information about any producers or literary agencies who have reviewed, or are currently reviewing, the project in question, together with any feedback that might have been received to date.

Legal services can be provided in conjunction with Fuglers Solicitors LLP.
020-8905 5191
(0870) 1330258