• Watch Tom Edge's SCROTAL RECALL at 10pm on Channel 4
  • James Turner designs MILKMILKLEMONADE at the Oval House Theatre
  • Lloyd Wood is Associate Director on GYPSY at Chichester
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for KILL JOHNNY GLENDENNING at Citizen's
  • Catch Natasha O'Keeffe in PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Tom Hardy stars in PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Jonathan O'Boyle is Associate Director on THIS IS MY FAMILY on tour
  • Watch Rory Keenan in PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Watch Uriel Emil in THE GREAT FIRE at 9pm on ITV
  • Catch Adam Riches in THE DETECTORISTS at 10pm on BBC4
  • Catch Rachael Stirling in DETECTORISTS at 10pm on BBC4
  • Ellan Parry designs EACH SLOW DUSK for Pentabus on tour
  • Laurie Borg has produced PEAKY BLINDERS 9pm on BBC2
  • Watch Steven Knight's PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • Anya Reiss' adaptation of UNCLE VANYA plays at the St James Theatre
  • See SELFIE by Brad Birch for the NYT at the Ambassadors Theatre
  • Johnny Flynn stars in SCROTAL RECALL at 10pm on Channel 4
  • Colm McCarthy directs PEAKY BLINDERS at 9pm on BBC2
  • George Dennis designs sound for REGENERATION on tour
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • Tim Mascall designs FULLY COMMITTED at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Catch Oliver Jackson-Cohen in THE GREAT FIRE at 9pm on ITV

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 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.

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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