Submissions

We welcome submissions from debut authors and illustrators as well as those in mid-career. The volume of submissions we receive means that we can offer editorial feedback only to those authors or illustrators whose work we feel shows promise. We will endeavour to respond to all submissions within 4-6 weeks of receipt but it may take longer during busy times. If you are submitting your work to other agents, please let us know. There is no reading fee.

If you wish to submit material, it's important that you follow the submission guidelines.

The MSLA handles:

Baby books
Picture books
Novelty books
Young fiction
Middle grade fiction
YA fiction


The MSLA does not handle:
Non-fiction
Poetry

Fiction

CORRECTION


Our fiction list is currently full and we are unable to accept new submissions for the time being. We will be reviewing our fiction submissions policy at the end of 2014.



We accept submissions by email only. Please email your work to submissions@milesstottagency.co.uk ensuring that you include the words Fiction Submission in the subject line. Attach the first three or four chapters only of your manuscript as Word documents. Submissions should be accompanied by a short covering letter with the title of the work clearly stated in the first line, a brief synopsis and some information about yourself, your career so far and what you are writing next.

Picture Books

We accept submissions by email only. Please email your work to submissions@milesstottagency.co.uk ensuring that you include the words Picture Book Submission in the subject line. You can send up to three stories as Word or PDF documents. Submissions should be accompanied by a covering letter with the title of the work clearly stated in the first line, a brief synopsis of each and some information about yourself and your writing background or aspirations. If you are an illustrator please email a selection of images as PDFs and a short covering letter explaining a little about yourself, your illustration background or aspirations.