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Agents Specialising in Science

Andree L. Abecassis
305 Seventh Avenue #1101
New York, NY 10001
United States


  • Lettie Lee
    60 East 42nd Street
    New York
    NY 10165

Romance, History, Nature, Ecology,Parenting, Family, Pop culture, Entertainment
Science, Technology

Accepts queries by post but only for people referred.

Works with foreign agencies.

Ann Elmo Agency Inc. website

3 Viewfield Avenue
Glasgow, G64 2AG
United Kingdom

Literary fiction;

Non-fiction represented: art, architecture, archaeology, biography, military, Scottish.

Preliminary letter with sae essential. No reading fee.

Founded 1988. A member of the Association of Scottish Literary Agents.


Duncan McAra website
07918 521047

78 Fifth Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011
United States


  • Emma Parry,
  • Christy D. Fletcher

Founded 2002. Narrative non-fiction, science, history, biography, literary and commercial fiction.


216 East 75th Street
Suite 1e
New York, NY 10021
United States


  • Jean V. Naggar


  • Alice Tasman
  • Mollie Glick
  • Jennifer Weltz
  • Jessica Regel

Mainstream commercial and literary fiction (no formula fiction);

Non-fiction: psychology, science, biography, performance rights.

Send query letter (via email only - to the agent you feel is best fitted for your work.

Founded 1978.


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.


91 Great Russell Street

London, WC1B 3PS
United Kingdom


  • Luigi Bonomi
  • Amanda Preston

Fiction: commercial and literary fiction, thrillers, crime, women's fiction. Non-fiction: history, science, parenting, lifestyle, diet, health, TV tie-ins.

As a literary agency, they do accept unsolicited manuscripts and are keen to find new authors and help them develop their careers.

They do not deal with poetry, children's stories or adult SF/fantasy.

You should send manuscripts addressed to 'SUBMISSIONS DEPARTMENT' with the following:

  • A covering letter
  • A brief synopsis
  • The first three chapters of the work on A4 paper, in double-spaced type on one side of the sheet only (please don't bind or staple your work and do remember to print your name and contact details on the cover of your manuscript).
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope if you want us to return your work otherwise an e-mail address for our response.
  • Please note that you should not send your only copy as if there is no self-addressed stamped envelope we will automatically dispose of your work.

Please note that they do not accept electronic submissions.

Authors include James Barrington, Chris Beardshaw, Gennaro Contaldo, Nick Foulkes, David Gibbins, Richard Hammond, Jane Hill, John Humphrys, Graham Joyce, Simon Kernick, Colin McDowell, Dr Gillian McKeith, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, James May, Nicola Monaghan, Mike Morley, Sue Palmer, Andrew Pepper, Melanie Phillips, Jem Poster, Esther Rantzen, John Rickards, Mike Rossiter, Catherine Samson, Prof. Bryan Sykes, Mitch Symons, Alan Titchmarsh, Martin Townsend, Sir Terry Wogan, Sally Worboyes.

Founded 2005.
020 7637 1234
020-7637 2111

303 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011-4440
United States
  • Ralph Vicinanza

Fiction: Commercial and Literary, YA, Fantasy, Women's Fiction, Sci Fi, children's.

Non-fiction: history, business, science, biography, popular culture.

New clients by professional recommendation only. No unsolicited MSS.

Ralph M. Vicinanza Ltd website

14 Beacon Street
Suite 710
Boston, MA 02108
United States


  • Lorin Rees
  • Ann Collette
  • Nicole LaBombard
  • Rebecca Podos

The Rees Literary Agency was founded in 1983 by Helen Rees. The agency represents a wide variety of authors, including Jack Welch, Alan Dershowitz and Siobhan Fallon.

We represent the following genres: literary and commercial fiction, memoirs, history, biography, business, self-help, psychology, and science.

Our website is

PMB 515, 1155 Camino Del Mar

Del Mar, California CA 92104
United States


  • Sandra Dijkstra


  • Elise Capron,
  • Jill Marsal

Fiction and non-fiction: narrative, history, business, psychology, science, memoir/biography, contemporary, women's, suspense, children's literature and young adults.

See submissions guide


48-56 Bayham Place

London, NW1 0EU
United Kingdom


  • Sheila Ableman

Non-fiction including history, science, cookery, biography, autobiography.

Specialises in TV tie-ins and celebrity ghostwriting. No poetry, children's, gardening or sport.

Unsolicited MSS welcome. Approach in writing with publishing history, CV, synopsis, 3 chapters and sae for return. No reading fee.
020-7388 7222

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.

2 Twyford Place

Tiverton, Devon EX16 6AP
United Kingdom


  • Peter Tallack

Serious popular non-fiction, particularly science, history and current affairs, by academics and journalists; also novels of ideas (home 15%, overseas 20%).

No reading fee. Will suggest revision.

Prefers submission via email. Send a message briefly describing your project specifying what your book is about, what's new, topical or unusual about it, why you decided to write the book, what's special about you as the author, and why your book will stand out once published. Include anything else about yourself or your project that will allow them to make a better decision about your project's publication prospects.

You may also email a proposal and sample chapter if you think these will give a better feel for your work – But please do not submit a completed manuscript or original artwork at this stage.

Email your initial query to In the subject line please include the word 'query' and the name of your project or your name. If you are attaching a file, please name the file with your name.

If you can't send by email, then please post the material to the address given on their Contact page. There's no need to phone first.

Authors include Anil Ananthaswamy, Jim Baggott, David Bainbridge, Piers Bizony, Dennis Bray, Ken Bray, Michael Brooks, Warwick Cairns, Rita Carter, Stuart Clark, Matthew Cobb, Donna Dickenson, Kevin Dutton, Christine Garwood, Simon Ings, Manjit Kumar, J.D. Marchant, Arthur I. Miller, Paul Parsons, Nicholas J. Saunders, P.D. Smith, Ian Stewart, Steve Taylor, Adam Zeman.

Established 2008.
020-7193 7296

48-56 Bayham Place

London, NW1 0EU
United Kingdom


  • Mandy Little
  • James Wills

Fiction, commercial women's fiction, crime and literary fiction. Non-fiction special interests include history, science, popular psychology, self-help and general leisure books. Also children's fiction and non-fiction.

No short stories, poetry, TV, play or film scripts. Not interested in purely academic writers.

Send informative preliminary letter and synopsis with return postage.

Children's authors or illustrators include Stephen Biesty, V.M. Jones, Margaret Mahy, Lynne Reid Banks, Stewart Ross.

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.
020-7388 7529
020-7388 8501

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