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.

Read our full submission guidelines

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 26th June

Submissions: FAQs We had a fantastic response to our last submissions post outlining what we look for in a covering letter. If you haven t had a chance to read it yet then go check it out. Now that you have the basis for a...

Thursday 18th June

Another month, another Darley Anderson Author’s Book Club Pick! For June s book pick, we ve asked the wonderful Phaedra Patrick to give us all a dose of much-needed reading inspiration. Phaedra s signature charm 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.