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Submission Guidelines

New proposals for full length adult and young adult books (excluding children's books or poetry) are always welcome. We much prefer to receive queries and submissions by email, although we do, of course, accept proposals by post. There is no need to telephone in advance.

Please provide a few details about yourself, a synopsis (i.e. a clear narrative summary of the complete story, of between say 1 and 6 pages in length) and the first 10,000 words or so (ideally as word.doc or PDF attachments) and email to:


Or send by post (including a Stamped Addressed Envelope if return of the material is required - but we are very happy to respond by email and recycle the material if declining) to:

Wade & Co Literary Agency
33 Cormorant Lodge
Thomas More Street
London E1W 1AU

We aim to respond to email submissions within seven days of receipt. If we subsequently request a full typescript, we aim to respond within thirty days. We don't employ readers, preferring to rely on our own judgement, and we do read every single submission. Please note, we accept no responsibility for loss of or damage to material sent to us or returned by us, by post or any other means. Always keep a copy of any material you submit to us.

Owing to the volume of submissions we receive we often use a fairly standard form of words when declining material that is probably perfectly publishable, but which we happen not to feel sufficiently passionate about. We hope that aspiring authors will appreciate that for purely commercial reasons we can't offer detailed critiques of work we have decided not to represent.

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