Our writers mean business

The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency handles a broad range of bestselling commercial fiction including thrillers, mysteries, crime, horror, fantasy, women's, chick-lit, accessible literary, comedy and a growing list of children’s fiction.

The Agency was founded by Darley Anderson in 1988 and is based in London with a regional office in the book town of 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

The Wolf in Winter
John Connolly

No. 2 in the UK Fiction Hardback Chart this week and No. 1 Fiction Hardback in Ireland...

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Meet Me Under The Clock
Annie Murray

No. 16 this week in the UK Paperback Chart.

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Never Go Back
Lee Child

No. 1 in the US and UK paperback chart

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Our Journal...

Thursday 27th March

Dave Rudden, agented by our own Clare Wallace, is the debut author of The Borrowed Dark trilogy which has recently been snapped up by Puffin Editorial Director Ben Horslen in a significant pre-emptive deal. The translation...

Friday 14th February

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! (Otherwise known as the day we finally settled the immortal question of just what is the best love story ever told.) All this week we’ve been giving Darley’s angels a chance...