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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are one of a few literary agencies which accept unsolicited manuscripts.
If you would like to submit material, please read these guidelines.

Please note that we cannot accept faxed submission. However, we will accept enquiries by email.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT:

FIRST STAGE

In the first instance, we ask authors to submit by post:

  • a covering letter
  • a synopsis
  • the first three chapters

Covering letter

Your covering letter should tell us a bit about you and your career to date, and whether or not you have sent your novel to other agents or publishers.

The synopsis

The synopsis should be about one or two sides long, and be a simplified explanation of the plot, mentioning the setting, the theme and the characters. It should not be a “blurb” or a “teaser”. We would like a brief description of the story from beginning to end.

The first three chapters

Please make sure your manuscript is set out as described below, and print your name, address and a contact number and/or email address on the cover.

SECOND STAGE

After an initial reading, selected authors will be asked to submit their full manuscript.

Please make sure that your manuscript:

  • is double or 1.5 line-spaced
  • has nice wide margins
  • is in a type size no smaller than 12-point (preferably Times New Roman)
  • is printed on A4 paper, on one side only, not bound
  • is fully numbered, page by page

Please print your name, address and a contact number and/or email address on the cover of your manuscript.

OUR ADDRESS

Coombs Moylett Literary Agency
120 New Kings Road
London
SW6 4LZ

We will not be able to acknowledge receipt, and material will be returned only if it is accompanied by an SAE. (Please do not send cash, international postage coupons or blank cheques.) If return postage is not provided the material will be recycled.