Agencies receive huge volumes of submissions each year. As an independent, hands-on agency, there is a limit to the number of authors we can offer to represent and we need to be very selective about the writers we add to our list.
Regretfully, however, at the present time we are unable to accommodate any new clients.
Every literary agent has their particular areas of interest and Rupert Crew is no exception. For example we do not handle Short Stories, Horror, Poetry or original scripts for Theatre, Television and Film.
As a general rule of thumb, if you would like another agency or publisher to consider your work, here are some tips:
Ensure that the company does in fact represent the type of material you are offering and that the undernoted items are included with any approach:
- An introductory letter
- A synopsis
- The first two or three (consecutive) chapters of the manuscript.
If you have submitted your material to any publishers, an agent will also need a note of which houses have seen it and what their reactions were.
Agencies are unlikely to respond by ordinary mail or to return material unless sufficient postage has been provided.
Writers are strongly advised to keep a copy of all material they send out. Agents and publishers cannot be held responsible for material that may be lost or damaged in transit or otherwise
An agent cannot undertake to offer critical feedback unless they decide to represent you. However, for authors seeking a more detailed response to their work, there are companies which offer such services on a fee-paying basis.
Notable among these, being:
Other useful publications include: