Submissions

What we are looking for

We welcome new submissions for creative representation and the opportunity to review your work. You’ll need to pitch your work to us, usually in the form of a query letter via email. We consider everything that is sent to us and are currently focused on the following.

  • Literary fiction, including short stories
  • Academic non-fiction, especially in the arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Visual arts, including painting, photography, drawing, graphic illustration, installation, sculpture and design
  • Performing arts, including contemporary music, dance and drama
  • Festival collaborations

How to send us your work

We’d like to hear a one-line elevator pitch at the beginning of your query letter, the target market and genre of your output, and a short biographical note highlighting your creative journey. And tell us your reasons for seeking representation. In the subject line of your email include the title of your submission. Please also send us:

Fiction

The first thirty pages of your manuscript and a one-page synopsis

Non-Fiction

Your complete book proposal document and two sample chapters

Visual Arts

Samples of your portfolio of work as photographs or other media files, and an artist’s statement

Performing Arts

Samples of your performing art as media files and photographs, and an artist’s statement

Festivals

A statement of your festival’s ethos and programming priorities

We only accept submissions sent via email as a Word document or PDF, clearly laid out and readable. We cannot accept Pages documents, Google documents or WeTransfer and Dropbox downloads. We do not accept postal submissions – any material submitted in this way will not be considered and will be recycled.

Our turnaround time

You should expect to hear from us within four weeks of receiving your work. If you haven’t heard from us after that time, please make sure you check your junk folders, then feel free to email us and follow up.

Sending detailed feedback

If we have decided not to offer representation on the basis of the material you’ve sent in, we will reply with a brief note. Unfortunately, we are unable to send detailed critiques. However, if we have asked you to send us your work in full, we’ll always try to give you some specific feedback.

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