We are temporarily closed to submissions to catch up on our backlog and attend to client projects. Please check back at the end of April 2020 for an update. Thank you for your interest in Willenfield Literary Agency.

To get an idea of the kind of work we look for, we strongly encourage you to visit our poetry page prior to submitting a query.

We do not accept query submissions via email or regular mail. All queries must be submitted using our online submission form. Please complete the form and attach 3 to 5 previously published poems (up to 10 pages maximum) from your manuscript, indicating where the individual poems originally appeared. Feel free to include a table of contents. Please format for letter-size paper in Times New Roman or Garamond 12 pt, black type, single-spaced, with pages numbered consecutively. We accept DOC, DOCX, and RTF files that are less than 2MB. PDFs are not acceptable.

We will only consider queries for complete manuscripts—not partial manuscripts, works in progress, outlines, or pitches.

Please do not submit a full manuscript unless we have specifically requested it. Unsolicited manuscripts will be deleted unread.

If your submission is of interest, we will invite you to submit the full manuscript. Requesting your manuscript is by no means a guarantee that we will be offering representation.

If we are interested in representing the work (and you by extension), we’ll offer representation formally by email or by telephone. We’ll also explain the terms of the author-agency relationship and the scope of representation. If you accept our offer, we’ll ask you to complete our client in-take form and sign the agency agreement.