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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Martina Cole

There are agents, there are good agents, there are super agents, and then there's Darley Anderson

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Recent Bestsellers

A Game of Ghosts
John Connolly

The 15th Charlie Parker novel went straight to No.1 on its first week of sales beating...

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Everything But The Truth
Gillian McAllister

Debut author Gillian McAllister went to No.6!

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The Caller
Chris Carter

The Caller went straight to No.1 after its first full week of sales!

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Wednesday 12th April

Yes, it s true, there s two! Here s the March edition, you know what to do. Again, any trouble with the link to Agency Newsletter: March 2017, don t worry, just scroll underneath the image for all the articles. Chris...

Wednesday 12th April

Hi again, A sheepish return to the blog as this newsletter comes a little later than anticipated. However, rest assured the reason for delay is all due to a staggeringly busy couple of months. With the London and Bologna book ...

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.