Our writers mean business

Our literary agents specialise in bestselling commercial fiction including thrillers, mysteries, crime, horror, fantasy, women's, chick-lit, accessible literary, comedy, children's and YA fiction. We have film and TV agents in the UK and US who help to bring our bestselling books to the big and small screen.

The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency was founded by Darley Anderson in 1988 and is based in London, with an office in Hay on Wye.

We welcome new submissions...

Please send a query letter, including a brief biography, a synopsis and the first three chapters with a SAE.

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I've got the best agent in London

Martina Cole

There are agents, there are good agents, there are super agents, and then there's Darley Anderson

Lee Child

Recent Bestsellers

Betrayal
Martina Cole

Martina Cole went straight to No.1 after her first week of sales!

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Everything But The Truth
Gillian McAllister

Debut author Gillian McAllister went to No.6!

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Daughters of Courage
Margaret Dickinson

Following the gripping story of the Ryan family in Margaret...

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Our Journal...

Thursday 2nd March

With his new novel The Caller (S S) Chris Carter has beaten established authors like Joanna Trollope, Katie Fforde, Neal Gaiman and Sophie Kinsella to the No 1 spot on the ST List in its first week of <a...

Tuesday 21st February

Hello! Although a little later than usual, this is the first agency newsletter of the new year! A slightly different format going forward, I know that the viewer on phones isn t always compatible with software we use to upload...

The most commercially minded agency in London

Our UK literary agents have a long history of producing commercial success for our authors in a broad variety of genres. Many of our writers are among the highest-paid, bestselling authors in the world.