Instructions for Submissions
How To Contact Spectrum Literary Agency
Foreign Publisher and Agent Inquiry
Foreign publishers interested in UK or translation rights to specific books by the authors listed on Spectrum's main page can write to this address as well, or send a fax, and we will promptly refer queries to appropriate agencies. Spectrum Literary Agency works with agents in the following countries: Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic and Slovakia, England/United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain and Portugal, Thailand, and Turkey.
(SPECTRUM DOES NOT ACCEPT FAXED SUBMISSIONS FROM AUTHORS)
Submissions from Authors
Spectrum's policy is to read only book-length manuscripts that we have specifically asked to see. Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted.
Anyone interested in representation must send a query letter* with a return stamped (not metered), self-addressed envelope to:
JUSTIN BELL or ELEANOR WOOD
Spectrum Literary Agency
320 Central Park West Suite 1-D
New York, NY 10025
Letters sent without SASE will not be answered. The letter should describe your book briefly and include publishing credits and background information or qualifications relating to your work, and the first 10 pages of your work. Our response time is generally 2-3 months.
* Spectrum will not accept/respond to queries that arrive by fax, e-mail, or telephone. All queries MUST be sent through the mail.