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Irish Literary Agents
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The Old Post Office,
Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow
Tel: 01 2765921
The Rights Bureau represents authors primarily writing non fiction. If you are an author seeking representation please send us your proposal for your NON FICTION project including the following information:
- Overview of the project including details of similar books in the market place and what makes yours different
- Your biography – show us why you are the perfect author for this book
- Proposed contents – chapter by chapter (we only need a few lines on the contents of each one)
- The first three chapters of your book
- Your contact details including your current email address and phone number
Send your submission in hard copy to: Dominic Perrem, The Rights Bureau, The Old Post Office, Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow.
Marianne Gunn O’Connor Literary Agency
Morrisson Chambers, Suite 17
32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2
Commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction, biography, children’s fiction (UK 15%, overseas 20%, film/TV 20%). Send preliminary letter plus half-page synopsis and first 50 pages.
Authors: Cecelia Ahern, Chris Binchy, Ken Bruen, Claudia Carroll, Julie Dam, Noelle Harrison, Patrick McCabe, Mike McCormack, Paddy McMahon, Morag Prunty, Niall Williams. Founded 1996.
The Lisa Richards Agency
108 Upper Leeson Street
Tel: 353 1 6375000
The Book Bureau Literary Agency
7 Duncairn Avenue
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Tel: 353 1 276 4996
Preferences are commercial womens fiction, crime/thrillers and literary fiction.
Full-length MSS (home 10%, USA 15%,translation 20%) Fiction preferred -thrillers, Irish novels, Literary fiction, women’s and general commercial fiction. No horror, science fiction, children’s or Poetry. Strong editorial support.
Send a preliminary letter, synopsis and 3 sample chapters
The Feldstein Agency
54 Abbey Street
Bangor, N. Ireland
BT20 4JB U.K.
44 (0) 2891 472823
Handling adult fiction and non-fiction.
Bill Jeffrey Literary Agent
The Wordsmith’s Forge
20 Elm Court, Belfast, BT7 1DU
Tel: 44 28 90284163
Jonathan Williams Literary Agency
Rosney Mews, Upper Glenageary Road,
Glenageary, Co Dublin
Tel: (01) 2803482
Literary Agency, evaluating, editing, rewriting, proof reading, consultancy; General fiction and non-fiction, preferably by Irish authors (home 10%) Will suggest revision.
Author Rights Agency
Contact: Svetlana Pironko
Author Rights Agency represents a number of Irish, British and American writers including Ken Bruen, Craig McDonald, Kathy Page, and Bob Burke.
Svetlana Pironko currently concentrates on creative fiction of literary quality in many forms: literary fiction (contemporary and historical subjects), crime and ‘noir’, fantasy and sci-fi, women’s fiction, children’s and young adult fictio