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Submissions

We welcome submissions and consider everything that comes into the agency. 

We are always on the look out for exciting, inspiring and original novels for both Young Adult and Middle-Grade readers. We want a strong voice, excellent characters and a plot that keeps you turning the pages late into the night. 

When you're ready to submit

Once you've read our Advice Page and are positive that your chapters are ready to go, follow our submissions guidelines below. 

We initially prefer to see a short synopsis and the first three consecutive chapters together with a covering letter. For picture books please send us the full text or picture book in a PDF.

Please do not send hard copy submissions

We also do not accept submissions bound into self-published books. We cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, destruction or delay in their return whatever the cause.

Our policy

We do not charge a reading fee. And we do not accept submissions by Fax.

Our response

While we receive over 300 submissions a week we make every effort to read material quickly, and aim to respond within eight weeks of receipt.

Regretfully, we are not able to offer personal feedback to all the submissions we receive. 

In order to ensure that your submission goes to the relevant person please send:

By Email:

childrens@darleyanderson.com

Submissions should be made for the attention of The Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency

Please note
Due to the volume of manuscripts we receive each week, there may be occasions where we cannot respond with our normal speed. If you have not heard from us within twelve weeks, please do get in touch.