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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...

Tuesday 19th May

Over the past eight weeks, we at the Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency have had a fantastic time reading all the entries to our Mega Middle-Grade Competition. At a time when we are all in need of a little escapism,...

Friday 1st May

Are agents really necessary? What would an agent do for me and how could they help me reach my goal of being published? These are all valid questions for any prospective author. While not everyone goes down the traditional...