HOW TO SUBMIT A QUERY
We strongly encourage writers seeking representation to research various agencies prior to approaching us. Do take the time to familiarize yourself with our website to gain a sense of our vision and interests before submitting a query.
Our interest is in the broadest possible range of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction by writers working in contemporary literature, whether they are emerging or established. We are partial to thematically-serious, intellectually engaging, innovative projects—from across North America and around the globe.
We accept representation queries via our online submission system only. We have separate guidelines for fiction and nonfiction submissions. See the particular guidelines for each category below.
GUIDELINES FOR SENDING YOUR WORK
For literary fiction, please follow these guidelines. Only complete submissions will be processed and reviewed.
For narrative nonfiction, please follow these guidelines. Only complete submissions will be processed and reviewed.
We do not accept submissions by email or physical mail, and we do not discuss concepts over the phone or by email. Likewise, we cannot accept or discuss submissions on social media. All submissions received by physical mail will be recycled unopened. We cannot accept responsibility for anything you decide to send us, so please retain a copy of your material.
Response time can range from 2 days to 2 weeks, although it might take us a bit longer to review your material and respond during busy periods or holidays.
We cannot guarantee written responses to unsuccessful queries. If you have not received a response within 6 weeks, it unfortunately indicates that we will not be requesting more material or offering representation. Please know that all queries that follow our guidelines are reviewed and given careful consideration.
For full manuscript requests, we aim to respond within 2 to 4 weeks. Responses may be delayed during busy periods or holidays.
POLICIES & COURTESIES
We ask that you not submit more than one query at a time. Multiple submissions will be automatically deleted.
We empathize with your anticipation but ask that you please do not call or email to request a status update on a submission.
Please do not send a manuscript unless we have specifically requested it. Unsolicited manuscripts will be deleted unread.
You are free to submit to other agencies at the same time. If you are making a multiple submission, please indicate this when submitting your work.
We regret that we cannot offer feedback or reasoning for why we passed on a project. Thank you for your understanding.