• Watch Oliver Jackson-Cohen in THE GREAT FIRE at 9pm on ITV
  • Lloyd Wood is Associate Director on GYPSY at Chichester
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for KILL JOHNNY GLENDENNING at Citizen's
  • Ellan Parry designs EACH SLOW DUSK for Pentabus on tour
  • Tim Mascall designs FULLY COMMITTED at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Watch Tom Edge's SCROTAL RECALL at 10pm on Channel 4
  • Johnny Flynn stars in SCROTAL RECALL at 10pm on Channel 4
  • Tim Mascall designs FIRST EPISODE at the Jermyn Street Theatre
  • See SELFIE by Brad Birch for the NYT at the Ambassadors Theatre
  • Watch Rory Keenan in PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Catch Will Kemp in THE GREAT FIRE at 9pm on ITV
  • Catch Will Kemp in THE GREAT FIRE at 9pm on ITV
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • Read Nicci Gerrard's enchanting THE TWILIGHT HOUR, out now
  • Catch Uriel Emil in THE GREAT FIRE at 9pm on ITV
  • David Mercatali directs COOLATULLY at the Finborough for Papatango
  • Read Ben Goldacre's deliciously eviscerating SELECTED JOURNALISM
  • Catch Natasha O'Keeffe in PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Watch Steven Knight's PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Jonathan O'Boyle is Associate Director on THIS IS MY FAMILY on tour
  • Anya Reiss' adaptation of UNCLE VANYA plays at the St James Theatre
  • Laurie Borg has produced PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • George Dennis designs sound for REGENERATION on tour
  • Laurie Borg has produced PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Tom Hardy stars in PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Colm McCarthy directs PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2


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. 


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 tojdickson@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.

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.

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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