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Do US literary agents accept manuscripts from UK?



Can a UK author get a US agent?

Yes, you can. Many agents have clients all over the world.

Did JK Rowling use a literary agent?

Christopher Little, who ran the agency, also managed Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling from and has been credited with single-handedly managing Rowling’s career and turning the Harry Potter franchise into a multi-million pound industry.

How many literary agents should I query UK?





You should only send out between six and eight queries at a time. Why? Because researching literary agents takes time and effort. I’ll be very surprised if you can do any more than that at a time!

Does Simon and Schuster accept unsolicited manuscripts?

Simon & Schuster does not review, retain or return unsolicited materials or artwork. We suggest that prospective authors and illustrators submit their manuscripts through a professional literary agent.

Who is the best literary agent for new authors?

Best Literary Agents for New Writers | 25 Top Book Agents for First-Time Authors and Debut Authors

  • Marly Rusoff (Marly Rusoff & Associates)
  • Jenny Bent (The Bent Agency)
  • Susan Golomb (Writers House)
  • Dorian Karchmar (William Morris Endeavor)
  • Daniel Lazar (Writers House)
  • Bill Clegg (The Clegg Agency)

What are the chances of getting a literary agent?

Your odds of getting a literary agent are 1 in 6,000. That does NOT mean 1 out of every 6,000 authors who try to get an agent will make it, and the other 5,999 will fail.



How do I find an American literary agent?



Here are some ways you can find a literary agent of your own:

  1. Do research. Before you reach out to any literary agencies, research them thoroughly and create a wish list of the ones you think would be the best fit for you. …
  2. Check agent listings. …
  3. Start querying. …
  4. Try self-publishing.


Can you send your manuscript to more than one publisher?

You can submit a book manuscript simultaneously to several different publishers.” Probably this applies to the book proposals as well. Usually it’s to only one publisher, as the book publication involves both time & effort from the publishers side as well.

How long does it take for literary agents to respond?

From the time you send out your query, expect anywhere from two to eight weeks for an answer.

Do the Big 5 publishers accept unsolicited manuscripts?

As mentioned in each of the profiles of “The Big 5” publishers below, unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted, except for some exclusions on certain smaller imprints. According to the website: Literary agents are the gatekeepers for book editors.

Does Penguin books accept unsolicited manuscripts?

Penguin Random House does not accept unsolicited submissions, proposals, manuscripts, illustrations, artwork, or submission queries at this time. This includes submission of work previously published elsewhere. We are also unable to provide draft support, translation or ghostwriters for aspiring authors.

Do any publishers accept unsolicited manuscripts?

20 Top Traditional Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts



  • Albert Whitman & Company.
  • Bancroft Press.
  • Regal House Publishing.
  • Persea Books.
  • Kane Miller Books.
  • AK Press.
  • Shambhala Publications.
  • Flashlight Press.

How long did it take JK Rowling to find a literary agent?

So in essence, it took her seven years from first getting the idea to getting the book publishing, and that was with an agent. So it’s wise to remember that publishing isn’t always a quick and speedy process.

Did JK Rowling get rejected by publishers?

Pruchnie/GettyImages Before J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series was a commercial and critical hit, Rowling was struggling to make Potter’s story come to fruition. Her manuscript was rejected by 12 different publishing houses before she finally found a publisher.

Who is JK Rowling’s publisher?

JK Rowling’s publisher, Hachette UK, has told staff they are not allowed to refuse to work on her novels because they disagree with her views on transgender issues.

How much do you pay literary agents?

Traditionally, agents get paid only when they sell your work, and they receive a 15 percent commission on everything you get paid (your advance and royalties). It is best to avoid agents who charge fees other than the standard 15 percent.

Do any publishers accept unsolicited manuscripts?

20 Top Traditional Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts



  • Albert Whitman & Company.
  • Bancroft Press.
  • Regal House Publishing.
  • Persea Books.
  • Kane Miller Books.
  • AK Press.
  • Shambhala Publications.
  • Flashlight Press.

How many copies make a bestseller?

So if you want your book to be a best-seller, you should try to sell at least 5,000 copies in a week — from Monday to Sunday if you want to be a Publishers Weekly best-seller, and from Sunday to Saturday if you want to be a New York Times best-seller.