Hear from our authors about working with PFD.
We receive so much unsolicited material from aspiring writers everywhere. New writers with great ideas are essential to what we do and that is why we read every submission that we receive.
We like to read the first three chapters of your book and we like to read a hard copy (unless specified in the individual agent’s bio) so please post these chapters along with a synopsis of the whole and a very brief CV about your writing career.
Make it easy on us! Double spacing please, and one side only.
Please be aware that we don’t acknowledge receipt of submissions. We’d rather spend our time reading them.
Also it’s important that you include a stamped, self addressed envelope so that we can respond to you. If you want us to return your manuscript, make sure the postage is enough to cover the return.
Our address is The Books Division, Peters Fraser and Dunlop, Drury House, 34 – 43 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HA.
Our books agents are: Robert Caskie, Annabel Merullo, Caroline Michel, Michael Sissons, Jonathan Sissons, Rachel Mills, Camilla Shestopal, Nelle Andrew, Adam Gauntlett, Silvia Molteni, Marilia Savvides and Laura Williams. If you feel that it would particularly suit one of them, please mark it for their attention.
Please only submit to one agent.
Lastly, it can take around eight weeks to receive a response from us so please don’t expect something instantly. And also, because we receive so much material, we are unable to give feedback.
We will read whatever you send in and, if we like it, we will ask for more. More often than not though we do turn things down. Don’t be disheartened. If you want to be a writer, you have to keep writing.
Unfortunately we do not currently accept unsolicited material from scriptwriters, playwrights or directors. Any unsolicited pitches, outlines, showreels or scripts will be returned unread if a stamped addressed envelope has been enclosed, otherwise they will be recycled. If you are referred to one of the agents here by a producer, development executive or course tutor then you should email the agent directly, attaching a CV and giving details of who has referred you. Please note that we are not able to offer representation to writers or directors based outside Europe.
Our Broadcast department accepts submissions from aspiring and established broadcasters. In particular we are looking for young, fresh, and inspiring presenters with well-developed ideas, and industry professionals at the top of their respective fields.