All submissions should be emailed as a brief query with the first 15 pages of your manuscript pasted in the body of your email. In the email subject header, write: Agent’s Name/Title of Your Work/Genre. Click on our Literary Agents pages to find the best agent for your work and their submission status, requirements and instructions.
You can expect a response in around 8 weeks. If you feel that more than one agent at Holloway would be interested in your work, please only submit to one agent at a time. Once you receive a response from the first agent you queried, then you may submit to another agent. Any queries sent to more than one agent at the same time will be deleted.
Here is some advice from our blog about writing and submitting your queries:
- What the Submissions Coordinator Would Like You to Know
- Writing a Query Letter: The Basics
- Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Writing a Query Letter
- Writing a Query Letter: Tips from Our Agents
If an agent is interested in your work, we will respond with a request for more material. Here are some of our blog posts about the next steps: