Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

At Greene & Heaton, all our agents are actively seeking submissions from new writers, across a range of fiction and non-fiction. As an agency we are passionate about discovering new voices, particularly from underrepresented backgrounds, and we’d love to hear from you.

Please see below for details on how to submit to us.


What do I need to include in my submission?

Please include your covering letter in the body of your email, and add your submission materials as attachments. In your letter to us, you should include a brief pitch for your book, as well as any relevant information about you, your inspiration for the book and your writing background (if applicable).

Fiction writers, please send us the first three chapters (or about fifty pages) of your work, alongside a synopsis. Please only send your novel when you have completed a full draft, as if we’re keen on the opening, we’ll want to read the rest of the manuscript. We ask for a one or two page synopsis, which should be a summary of the main beats of the story. Do remember to reveal the ending of the story in this synopsis – it’s useful to help us see the overall arc of the story when we’re initially considering your work.

Non-fiction writers, it’s not essential that you’ve completed the work in advance of submitting to us. Please send over a three sample chapters (or about fifty pages), alongside a summary of proposed chapters for the book or a synopsis. We want to know why this subject is something you’re passionate about, why you’re best placed to write this book, and who you envisage to be the intended readership.


How should I submit my work?

Please send your submission to, and if possible include the name of your preferred agent in the subject line of your email. We’d appreciate if your attachments were sent as Word Documents, rather than PDFs.

Please note that we do not accept postal submissions.


Which agent should I submit my work to?

You can find out everything you need to know about what the agents are looking for at Greene & Heaton here, so do make sure that you’re submitting to an agent who represents the genre of your work. If you’re not sure who might be the best fit for your project, please do send your submission over addressed to the Submissions Team, and we’ll make sure it’s read by the right agent.


What happens next?

If we’re interested in reading more of your work, we aim to be in touch with you within eight weeks. We look at every submission we receive, and carefully consider each one, but please do be aware that due to the volume of submissions we receive, we’re unfortunately not able to respond to every writer individually, or to provide specific feedback to a writer.

Please do keep us updated about any interest you may have received elsewhere while your work is on submission to us.

If you have any queries, do get in touch with us at Thank you for submitting your work to us, and we’re looking forward to reviewing your submission.