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

A Book of Bones
John Connolly

No 1 Irish Bestseller (17/4/19)

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A Book of Bones
John Connolly

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The Brookland Girls
Margaret Dickinson

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

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Our Journal...

Friday 3rd April

Rejection – we’ve all faced it at some point. If you’re a prospective author submitting to agents, you’ll know more than most how it feels to get that email that dashes your hopes. Sending your...

Wednesday 25th March

After one of the craziest months in living memory, we at Darley Anderson hope that you are all keeping well and staying safe. In this time of deep uncertainty it is incredible to see the way that the nation has come together...

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.