SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

As we regularly receive a large number of submissions the following guidelines will help you to ensure that your submission is read swiftly and efficiently.

FOR SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

We accept all scripts for television and film. However, it is important that we know as much as possible about your writing background.

The introductory email should be headed with your name and the title of your work.

  • Please email your submissions to: hello@wgmliterary.co.uk. We do not accept submissions sent by post, or return any that are.
  • The email should contain a brief personal background with a writing CV and the most recent professional credits, if any.
  • To this email, please attach a treatment (maximum 2-page document) and a pilot episode or feature script.
  • Please do not attach multiple scripts unless requested to do so.
  • Please ensure all your work is correctly formatted and clearly titled, marked and numbered.
  • Please check carefully for spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • We aim to read all submissions within six to eight weeks. If you have not heard back within that time it may mean that we are not able to offer you representation.
  • We only give feedback if we are considering representation.

 

FOR BOOK SUBMISSIONS

  • Please email your submissions to: hello@wgmliterary.co.uk. We do not accept submissions sent by post, or return any that are.
  • Your name and the title of the book should be in the subject line of the email.
  • Please send a formal email cover letter introducing yourself and your book. Use this to give us a clear picture of who you are and what and why you’re writing. Pitch the book by writing a captivating blurb that will catch our attention.
  • Attach a one or two-page synopsis and the first three chapters ONLYof the manuscript. IDENTIFY EVERY ATTACHMENT WITH YOUR NAME AND THE TITLE OF THE BOOK.
  • Please do not send lots of emails or more than the two attachments.
  • Both synopsis and manuscript should be submitted in Word format 1.5 or double spaced and all pages numbered. It should be clearly marked in chapters and thoroughly proof read for spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • We do not acknowledge receipt of submissions. We prefer to spend the time reading them.
  • We aim to read all submissions within six to eight weeks. Sometimes, due to the large volume of submissions, this may take longer. Please do not nudge us unless you have heard back from another agent.
  • We will only give feedback if we are considering representation.
  • Please remember that not all agents will like the same books. Rejection does not mean your work is not good enough so please try to not take it personally.

 

FOR NON-FICTION SUBMISSIONS

Non-fiction titles are usually, but not always sold on proposal, so your book does not need to be complete at the time of submission.

Please send a covering letter introducing yourself and the project.

Please also attach the proposal and a 20-page writing sample.

The proposal should contain the following information:

  • Why you should write the book, with reference to your background and credentials or professional expertise you may have.
  • What the book is about and why it needs to be written.
  • A chapter breakdown, with a short explanation explaining what will be addressed in each chapter.