• Selina Cartmell directs PUNK ROCK at Lyric Theatre, Belfast
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for MY NIGHT WITH REG at the Donmar
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • Read Harry Sidebottom's IRON AND RUST, out now in hardback
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for MEDEA at the National Theatre
  • Read Michael Simkins' THE RULES OF ACTING, out now in paperback
  • Read THE ICEBERG a beautiful memoir by Marion Coutts, out in hardback
  • James Turner designs TOAST at the Park Theatre, London
  • See Sue Kelvin as Madam Morrible in WICKED West End
  • Read Justin Cartwright's LION HEART, out now in paperback

Representation

Finding new clients is an important part of what we do. However, because we receive over 200 submissions per week across all areas, we only respond to those that are of interest, and we cannot respond to (or return) any unsolicited script or book submissions sent by post. Please follow the guidelines for the relevant department below.

Actors and Presenters

We now only accept submissions BY EMAIL. Please email your CV and headshot to submissions@unitedagents.co.uk and expect a reply within 4-6 weeks. Any physical submissions will not receive a response. 


Books

As an agency, we value and welcome approaches from prospective authors. Instead of writing generally to the Book Department, however, we request that you take a look at our literary agents’ pages on our website, and make a specific and informed approach to one agent only.

Each agent may have specific requests in terms of how they wish to receive material, and those instructions will be on their individual pages.  Generally, we ask you to email a full outline for non-fiction projects, or a synopsis of your novel and the first three chapters, together with covering note telling us about yourself and your writing career to date.

Please note that our email account booksassistant@unitedagents.co.uk is no longer handling submissions.


Children’s and Young Adults' Books
We are happy to review material and will endeavor to respond within 8-10 weeks. In all cases we prefer correspondence by e-mail to jhodges@unitedagents.co.uk.

  • Picture Books: Please e-mail at least three stories – not in a series – as separate Word documents and a covering e-mail.
  • Illustrators: Please e-mail a selection of JPEGs with a covering e-mail. If you also write stories, please send those along too.
  • Fiction: Please e-mail the first three chapters and a synopsis as Word docs with a covering e-mail.

Please note that there is an 8mb limit on our inbox, so you may have to resave your submissions accordingly before sending.

Unfortunately we are no longer accepting submissions by post and any work sent to us in this way will be recycled without a response.

 

Film and Television Writers
We do not accept unsolicited material. Any unsolicited pitches, outlines and screenplays will be deleted without being read. If you are referred to one of the agents here by a producer, development executive or course tutor, you should email the agent directly, attaching a CV and giving details of who has referred you.

Playwrights
Please email one example of your work, accompanied by a covering letter and CV, to looking@unitedagents.co.uk. The work should be a play or an original radio play. We are unable to consider synopses or incomplete scripts.

Directors
Please send a CV and covering letter to looking@unitedagents.co.uk. We will request copies of your work should your application be of interest.

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