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Faber and Faber Ltdsearch for term
Click for Faber and Faber Publishers References listingSynonyms: Faber and Faber
Facet Publishingsearch for term

New name for Library Association Publishing, this offers a range of books for the information technology market, including an annual directory called Libraries and Information Services in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland with 3,000 libraries.

Fact Checksearch for term

Annenberg Political Fact Check is a non-partisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Useful to cut through the bullshit of American politics.

Faith Evans Associatessearch for term

Founded 1987. A small agency with co-agents in most countries.

No phone calls or submissions.

Authors include Tom Paulin

Family Searchsearch for term

Huge site providing over 200 million records since 1500 by county. Provided by the Church of the Latter Day Saints, this is the world's largest family history library and is invaluable for anyone wanting to trace their ancestors.

Famous Poems, Quotes and Poetrysearch for term
Fantastic Fictionsearch for term

Online bookshop focusing on category fiction - everything from SF to fantasy, horror to thrillers and crime to romance. With biographies of 15,000 authors and 250,000 books, it's a fantastic resource.

Featureworldsearch for term
Website of Alison Smith-Square, who acts as a media agent selling stories to the press for the ordinary person.
Feldstein Agencysearch for term
Felicity Bryansearch for term

Founded in 1988 by Felicity Bryan. Represents a wide variety of distinguished authors writing adult non-fiction, fiction and children's literature.

  • Fiction and general non-fiction with emphasis on history, biography, science and current affairs.
  • Fiction for children aged 8-14, and adult fiction and general non-fiction.
  • No scripts for TV, radio or theatre, no crafts, how-to, science fiction, light romance or poetry. No email submissions.

Please write enclosing a synopsis and the first three or four chapters on loose A4 paper, one side only, with double or 1.5 line spacing. In the covering letter, specify about any previously published work and relevant details about yourself. Include a CV if your work is non fiction. Please include your email address and sufficient return postage if you would like your manuscript returned, otherwise a stamped addressed envelope for our response.

Translation rights handled by Andrew Nurnberg Associates; works in conjunction with US agents.

Children's authors include Jenny Downham, Sally Gardner, Julie Hearn, Liz Kessler, Katherine Langrish, Graham Marks, Meg Rosoff, Lauren St John, Matthew Skelton, Eleanor Updale, Jeanne Willis.

Founded 1988

Felix De Wolfesearch for term

Theatre, films, TV, sound broadcasting, fiction.

Works in conjunction with many foreign agencies. Represents screenwriters and specialises in film and TV. Also represents directors and actors in television, theatre and film.

Writers may submit short synopsis or treatment with an SAE and cover letter.

Directors should submit showreel with an SAE and cover letter.

Fiction Plussearch for term
Subscription site which also offers to put publish short stories up to 2,500 words online.
Fifi Oscard Agency for term

Full-length MS, theatrical performance rights.

No reading fee, but no unsolicited submissions.

Fillingham Weston Associates search for term

Film and TV only

Strictly no unsolicited MSS;

Professional recommendation required.

Janet Fillingham Associates (JFA) represents a select 'boutique' list of writers and directors working in television and feature films in the adult and family markets. Also represents film and television rights in books


Should you wish to register with us, you can email your cv to:

Please note the following conditions for client registration and any material submitted:

  • send your cv and contact details only
  • do not send correspondence - other than your cv and contact details - without being invited to do so
  • material you have been invited to submit will be acknowledged on receipt and we will do our best to read/view it within 4-6 weeks
  • we will not reply to unsolicited e-mail or other correspondence and any such e-mail or other correspondence will be deleted
  • for the avoidance of doubt, we do not represent books.


Film Rights Ltdsearch for term
Working in association with Laurence FitchSee also: Laurence Fitch Ltd
Film Script Writingsearch for term
Very useful site for all aspiring screenplay writers, with good articles on things like Story Structure, Script Formatting, Character Development and Selling Your Script.
Flannery Literarysearch for term
Fletcher Parrysearch for term

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

Folly Marlandsearch for term
Font Literary Agencysearch for term

Fiction and non-fiction. No drama, sci-fi, erotic, technical, children's or poetry.

Submission Guidelines:


  • A one-page cover letter, detailing the nature of the novel, its genre and purpose, length and category.
  • An engaging, readable synopsis that includes all the turning points of the story (five pages or so, written in the third person and past tense, telling the story of what happens in an interesting and compelling way.
  • The first three chapters (or first 50 pages) Author resumé or curriculum vitae. Everything you want editors to know about you in descending order of relevance and importance. Include any media experience.

Please have your novel completed before querying about your idea or submitting sample chapters


The book proposal should comprise approximately 50- 70 pages, in three parts:
1. Introduction
2. Detailed Outline
3. Sample Chapters

1. Introduction

  • An overview of the book, including a subject hook, a "Tell-and-Sell" Title, the book's selling handle, its length, illustrations required if any, special features, markets for the book, subsidiary-rights possibilities, possible spin-offs and a promotion plan.
  • A list of books or other media (online or off) e.g. TV, films, blogs etc etc. that compete with/complement your book. Please detail how your book will be better/different and why the reader will buy
  • Any resources needed to complete the book: List any significant out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, illustrations, permissions, or an introduction, and a round figure as to how much they will cost. Also estimate how long it will take you to complete the book.
  • About the Author: Author Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Plus a paragraph of biography as it might appear on your book. Plus a sheet with everything you want editors to know about you in descending order of relevance and importance. Include any media experience.

2. Outline

A chapter-by-chapter synopsis of how the material will be structured. Include a cover page, please, that lists each chapter title and the page of the synopsis that each chapter outline begins on.

3. Sample Chapters

Send the first three chapters, unless you have compelling reasons to do otherwise. Send a minimum of 40 pages, a maximum of 75.

Please have your nonfiction proposal fully developed before querying with your idea.

No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Contact by email in first instance.

Authors include Amanda Brunker, Evelyn Cosgrave, Garbhan Downey, Paul Kilduff, Susanne O'Leary, Dearbhail McDonald, Orna Ross. Established 2005.

Fotoliasearch for term
Huge library of well over one million stock images of all kinds from just £1, with useful 'find similar' button to help browsers.
Fotosearch Stock Photography search for term
More than 2.7 million images from 140 quality stock photography publishers at one site, together with royalty-free clipart pictures, illustrations, stock video clips, maps, and more. 10,000 images from the National Geographic collection.
Fox & Howard Literary Agencysearch for term

Various non-fiction genres.

Frances Bond Literary Servicessearch for term
Frances Collin Literary Agentsearch for term

Founded 1948; Specialisations of interest to UK writers: mysteries, women's fiction, history, biography, science fiction, fantasy.

No screenplays.

No unsolicited MSS. Letter queries must include sufficient IRCs. Works in conjunction with agents worldwide.

Successor to Marie Rodell-Frances Collin Literary Agency.

Frances Goldin Literary Agencysearch for term

Fiction (literary and high-quality commercial) and non-fiction, particularly books with a progressive political orientation.

Send query with sase. No unsolicited MSS. Submissions

Founded 1977.

Frances Kelly Agencysearch for term

Founded 1978. General and academic, reference and professional books, all non-fiction subjects.

No unsolicited MSS; preliminary letter with synopsis, CV and return postage essential.

Founded 1978.

Association of Authors' Agents

Francis Head Bequestsearch for term

Award £3,000 (maximum).

The Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB

Phone 020 7373 6642

Fax 020 7373 5768

Provides grants to published British authors over the age of 35 who need financial help during a period of illness, disablement or temporary financial crisis. Contact the Society of Authors for an information sheet and application form.

Frankfurt Book Fairsearch for term
World's largest trade fair for books; held annually mid-October at Frankfurt Trade Fair, Germany; First three days exclusively for trade visitors; general public can attend last two.
Fraser Ross Associatessearch for term

Writing and illustration for children's books, fiction and non-fiction for adults.

Does not accept email submissions or submissions on disk.

All work should be sent hard copy, one side, double-spaced and with pages numbered.

We do not accept email submissions or submissions on disk.

  • For novels, please send the first three chapters (or equivalent)
  • Word count of the complete novel (or equivalent)
  • Synopsis of novel
  • For picture books, please send the complete manuscript. If you are the illustrator, please include 2 or 3 sample copies of your artwork - colour and black and white - plus a rough storyboard/thumbnail sketches of the complete story, or, if you prefer, a dummy rough of the proposed book.
  • A writing c.v including past publications, publishers approached and results, and your writing ambitions.
  • Full contact details

Fraser Ross Associates rarely accepts play scripts, short stories or poetry.

Please do not submit unfinished work; they want to see work at the stage at which you consider it publishable.

Include SAE for return of manuscript.

No reading fee.

Founded 2002.

Freebie Softwaresearch for term

· This link offers access to a host of tools for creative writers. They have not been checked so feedback would be welcome.

· Rough Draft is 'donation ware'. Many great programs have started life as giveaways.

FreelanceWritingCentersearch for term
American site providing work for professional freelance writers. The main areas are academic and professional writing (custom essays, term papers, research papers, book reports, dissertations), custom reviews and reports, powerpoint presentations, quantitative projects in accounting and finance. There's an emphasis on deadlines and qualifications and having the right experience to do the job, but some may find it a useful source of fairly well-paid freelance work.
Freespelingsearch for term

Richard Lawrence Wade's campaigning website which has as it mission: 'to encourage flexibility within English speling similar to the language’s versatility of expression and innovation of vocabulary so that, year by year, a new consensus on preferd spelings wil emerge to enable greater ease of written communication and wider literacy.'

Frighten yourselfsearch for term

But also smile

Fulbright Awardssearch for term

The Fulbright Commission, Fulbright House, 62 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2JZ

Phone 020 7404 6880

Fax 020 7404 6834

Contact: British Programme Manager

The Fulbright Commission has a number of scholarships given at postgraduate level and above, open to any field (science and the arts) of study/research to be undertaken in the USA. Length of award is typically an academic year. Application deadline for postgraduate awards is usually late October/early November of preceding year of study; and mid-March/early April for distinguished scholar awards. Further details and application forms are available on the Commission's website. Alternatively, send A4 envelope with sufficient postage for 100g with a covering letter explaining which level of award is of interest.


Fulton Fellowshipsearch for term

David Fulton (Publishers) Ltd, The Chiswick Centre, 414 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5TF

Phone 020 8996 3610

Fax 020 8996 3622

Chairman and Publisher: David Fulton

The Fulton Fellowship in Special Education was established in 1995 and is administered by the Centre for Special Education, University College, Worcester. The Fellowship, worth £2000, has been extended to offer schools as well as individual teachers the chance to share work their staff have done or are doing collaboratively through written publication to a wider audience. 2000 Fellow: Mordaunt School, Southampton.


Futerman, Rose & Associatessearch for term

Specialises in commercial and literary fiction, non fiction, biography and auto biography (particularly related to politics, show business and the music business) and scripts for film and television. Does not deal with poetry, science-fiction, children's books or educational textbooks.

Send the first two chapters and a synopsis - double-spaced and single sided. Also, a few biographical details. If you would like your material returned, please include a stamped addressed envelope. Email submissions welcome at

If you are submitting TV or film work, an outline, asample episode or section of the script, include details of your own writing background and which producers, if any, have already seen this. Email is fine, but if you are sending hard copy, please include a stamped SAE if you wish the material returned.