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:
Middle grade fiction
The MSLA does not handle:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We accept submissions by email only. Please email your work to email@example.com 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.