We welcome submissions from debut authors and illustrators as well as those in mid-career.
We receive a large number of submissions each day and, to maximise efficiency, it's important that you follow our submission guidelines. Everything you need to know is in these guidelines, so there is no need to ring us as we will only direct you back to this page. Please note that we cannot consider submissions sent by post, nor can we return any that are.
It's helpful if you let us know if another agency has requested your complete manuscript and/or you have been offered representation.
The volume of submissions we receive means that we can offer editorial feedback only to those authors or illustrators whose work we feel shows promise. In this instance we will endeavour to respond to you within 4-6 weeks of receipt but it may take longer during busy times. If you do not hear from us, I’m afraid this means that we do not feel that your work is suitable for us. However this does not mean that it's not suitable for anyone so please don't be deterred from submitting to other agents.
There is no reading fee.
MSCLA Ltd handles:
- Board books
- Picture books
- Novelty Books
- Young fiction
- Middle grade fiction
- YA fiction
We do not handle poetry, musical works or educational texts.
The email address for fiction submissions is firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for fiction for all ages and across all genres. Please send a brief synopsis together with the first three chapters and a short covering letter telling us a little bit about yourself, your writing and your publishing experience (if any). The synopsis and sample chapters should be in Word format and 1.5 or double spaced.
It would helpful to know if you are submitting your work to other agents.
The email address for picture book submissions is email@example.com
We are looking for picture book authors, illustrators and author/illustrators. Please send a short covering letter telling us a little bit about yourself, your writing and/or illustration background and your publishing experience (if any).
It would be helpful to know if you are submitting your work to other agents.
If you are a picture book author, you can send up to three stories. The stories should be in Word format and 1.5 or double spaced.
If you are an illustrator, please email a selection of images (low resolution) as JPEG or PDF attachments or via a link to your portfolio or website. Please avoid download links and zip files.
For details of how we handle your personal data (names, addresses etc), you will find our Privacy Notice here.