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The Lindsay Literary Agency is always looking out for exciting projects by debut authors in both adult and children’s books. There are occasions when we make detailed editorial suggestions and comments but we only do so when we see real promise in the work. We do not charge a reading fee. We will always reply to all submissions, however as a result we don’t commit to a timeframe, but do our best to turn around scripts as quickly as possible. If you are submitting to other agents at the same time please do make this clear in your submission letter.

How to submit

By email: info@lindsayliteraryagency.co.uk

Please send a covering note that should say a little about yourself and include anything in your career that might be relevant. Then attached in two separate Word documents should ideally be the first three chapters (double-spaced) and a single page synopsis.

If you are sending a picture book submission please send the complete story saved in a Word document and if you have illustrations please just send a single pdf example (we will always ask for more if we’re keen).

By post: We are no longer accepting postal submissions – please contact us via email if you have a question.

Rejection by us is not a mark of whether we think a script is good or not it simply means that we don’t think we are the right agency for your work so please try other agents and publishers.

If you are struggling to find representation, another alternative is to consider approaching a literary consultancy and one which we like is Smart Quill Editorial. This is run by Philippa Donovan who has worked in the publishing industry for 10 years, most recently as a commissioning editor for a major UK publisher. Smart Quill Editorial has contacts with agencies, scouts and publishers worldwide, they consider both adult and children’s books, and have a focus on digital too.