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The Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency Ltd. is home to bestselling authors including Cathy Cassidy, Helen Grant and John Connolly.

The Agency is famous for encouraging new writers and has an international reputation for talent spotting and doing great deals.

We welcome new submissions...

Please send a query letter, including a brief biography, a synopsis and the first three chapters with a SAE.

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Darley and the team are the best agents ever... and the cleverest, kindest and most caring too. They're fab!

Cathy Cassidy

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Friday 3rd April

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Wednesday 25th March

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