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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.

Read our full submission guidelines

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

Cathy Cassidy

A warm, bright, friendly team who really champion my books. I know I'm in good hands!

Beth Reekles

Our Journal...

Friday 14th February

Our Meet the Team series is back! In this second post, we speak to children’s book agent Lydia Silver about her journey to agenting and what she looks for in submissions. First of all, what is your role at the agency?...

Wednesday 29th January

Welcome to the first meeting of the Darley Anderson Author’s Book Club! Every month we’ll be asking our authors to give us their top recommendations, why they love them, and why we should too! Whatever your tastes,...