Literary Submissions

Mulcahy Associates aims to do an exceptional job of representing all of its clients’ needs. A review of the clients and books pages of our website will demonstrate the diversity of the writers we represent. We found many talented new writers through our submissions and are keen to continue to do so. Quality of writing, distinctiveness of voice and strength of concept are vital qualities we seek.

We no longer accept postal submissions. Instead, please complete our submissions form, having read through our guidelines below. We look forward to reading your work.

We will acknowledge receipt of every submission but unfortunately, due to the volume we receive, we can’t respond to each one individually. Please assume if you haven’t had a response within six weeks that your work isn’t suitable for us. Many thanks and we look forward to reading your work.

Please note that North American authors are often better served by an agency based in the US or Canada. We are delighted to receive international submissions, however, and are experienced in representing authors based around the world.

Genre (please select up to two)
Children'sYoung AdultPicture bookLiteraryGeneral fictionCrime/thrillerNon-fictionSci-fi/Fantasy/HorrorMemoirCommercial women’s fictionEroticaHistoricalOther

The covering letter should contain information about your subject, a note of any comparable books and why your book distinguishes itself. Please take a look at the profiles of our agents, Ivan and Sallyanne, and address your letter appropriately. Please include any qualifications and general information that is relevant to the book. This is especially important for non-fiction. Please let us know if your book is on submission to other agencies.

The synopsis for fiction should contain detailed but concise information on the plot and characters of the book. For non-fiction, you can provide a proposal which will expand upon the structure of your book and key ideas it will contain.

Please upload the first 50 pages or three chapters of your submission, or proposal for non-fiction, either as a Word document or PDF file with a maximum size of 2MB. For picture book texts, please submit up to 5 stories. The manuscript should be double spaced with page numbers.

Please check over your form and if all of the details are correct, press submit.

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