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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Martina Cole

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Lee Child

Recent Bestsellers

The Brookland Girls
Margaret Dickinson

The heartfelt sequel to The Poppy Girls:  It is the early...

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Past Tense
Lee Child

Jack Reacher plans to follow the autumn sun on an epic road trip across America,...

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Damaged
Martina Cole

A serial killer is in town and the race is on for DCI Kate Burrows. Stop the killer...

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Our Journal...

Tuesday 27th November

Dave Rudden is the author of The Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, and is our partnering author for YA books in our #DACBaccess month. Here is why Dave is supporting the open month: When I’m not writing, I...

Wednesday 21st November

Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a picture book author, writing both fiction and non-fiction texts, and is our partnering author for picture books for the #DACBaccess month. Here are her thoughts on why the open month is important, and...

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.