Getting Published

How to get your book published

You need a literary agent. Like most publishers, we’re unable to accept direct submissions from authors, as we don’t have the resources to evaluate them. We work with many great agents. Here are our tips for finding the right one for you:

  • Edit your book. Polish your manuscript until it shines. Agents are unlikely to represent incomplete books.
  • Find the right agents. You’ll have more success if you select ones that represent the type of book you’ve written. It’s advisable to approach several.
  • Follow submission guidelines. Each agent has their own guidelines, so make sure you follow them.
  • Use writers’ resources. Here are some suggestions:

Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook

A comprehensive listing of UK literary agents, published annually: writersandartists.co.uk

Authorlink

News, information and marketing resources: authorlink.com

LiteraryMarketPlace.com

A reference guide, including a list of literary agencies: literarymarketplace.com

The Writers’ Advice Centre for Children’s Books

A literary consultancy for authors of children’s books: writersadvice.co.uk