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

Martina Cole

Martina Cole went straight to No.1 after her first week of sales!

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Behind Closed Doors
B.A. Paris

A New York Times bestseller and over half a million copies sold in the UK.

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Broken Heart
Tim Weaver

Went straight to No.10 after its first full week of sales!

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Our Journal...

Friday 11th November

Hello! Another month has whizzed by and another newsletter is filled up. We had so much news this month that I couldn t put everything in it. Seriously. The Frankfurt Book Fair was a brilliant success and Mary and Emma, from ...

Thursday 6th October

Hello! Here is the roundup from the last month at the agency which is slightly later than usual, apologies. This is because it s Frankfurt season! And there is lots of exciting work to be done in preparation for the...

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.