Submissions & FAQs

General Guidelines

All submissions should be at least 1.5 line spaced, page numbered and clearly marked with your name and contact details. Please note that we don’t represent children’s picture books, or original scripts for theatre, film or television.

Please note that we do not accept postal submissions.


Submissions should be sent by email to Please attach a synopsis and the first three chapters (or about fifty pages) to a covering email, ensuring that attachments are in Microsoft Word or PDF format. If possible, do mention the name of your preferred agent in the subject line of your email. Children’s or YA submissions should also be clearly marked in the subject line.

Please note that we cannot reply to submissions or provide feedback unless we wish to read more of your work and/or are interested in discussing representation.

We are actively seeking submissions from writers from under-represented backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a literary agent do?

A literary agent sells a client’s written work to book, audiobook and ebook publishers. We usually also handle the sale of film and foreign rights in that work, often with the help of co-agents, and keep a close eye on the possibilities for any other commercial exploitation of the work.

In practice, it is difficult for a new writer to get published without an agent, as most mainstream publishers will not consider unsolicited submissions.

Please read our Agency page to get a sense of how we aim to work with our clients.

Is Greene & Heaton only a literary agency?

No. We also represent clients for television and radio presenting, and for public appearances, as well as offering consultancy services to production companies.

Please read our Agency page to get a sense of how we aim to work with our clients.