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Submissions

Thank you for your interest in Robertson Murray. We receive a great many requests for representation and are only able take on projects we feel absolutely passionate about due to the high level of support we give our authors. Therefore, please ensure you follow the guidelines below to ensure your submission has the best chance possible of standing out.

We are currently taking submissions in the following areas:

Fiction – We welcome both commercial and literary fiction in any genre except science fiction. We are looking for exceptional, inspiring writing and well-crafted storytelling with an exciting hook.

Non-Fiction – We will consider any non-fiction genre including, but not limited to: memoir and biography, personal development, lifestyle/alt lifestyle, cookery, history, current affairs, popular science, sport and humour. You need not be a straightforward writer if: yours is an exceptional or newsworthy story, your project is not text-dependent (ie, image-led), or if you have an established audience.

Genres we do not consider include: academic texts, poetry, or scripts for film, TV or stage. We are also not currently accepting new children’s books unless by exception – however, submissions may open in the future so please check back.

We aim to respond within 8-10 weeks, but please inform us via the submissions page if during that time other agents request further information or writing samples, or if you have an offer of representation. Kindly do not chase for a response, we know you are patiently waiting to hear back. Please note we do not consider submissions sent by post or return any that are.

If we feel your work isn’t right for us, please don’t be discouraged, there will inevitably be another agency who will be right for you, so persevere with your dreams.

 

For more information on working with a literary agent represents please visit the Writers & Artists Yearbook.

GUIDELINES

Please send only one submission using the form on this page, ensuring you enter the required information in each box. (If your book is part of a series, please state so but consolidate into one submission.)

FICTION SUBMISSIONS:

Using the CHOOSE FILE button, please upload the following as a single Word document or PDF:

  • A one or two-page synopsis of the work
  • The first three chapters of the manuscript (or the first 30 pages if the chapters are very short).

NON-FICTION SUBMISSIONS:

Using the CHOOSE FILE button, please upload the following as a single Word document or PDF:

  • A one or two-page synopsis of the work
  • A chapter breakdown
  • Sample chapter/s or relevant sample writing. (In certain circumstances we will make exceptions to this requirement, such as if yours is a newsworthy story and you are not a traditional writer, or if your work is image-led, but please provide as much information as possible, adhering to the rest of the guidelines outlined here)
  • Any additional information about you to support your submission (such as social media links, press, professional associations, podcasts or YouTube channel/s, audience information, market positioning, etc)
  • Sample photographs or illustrations if relevant to the work

 FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All text must be double-spaced
  • The entire document must be numbered
  • Each section should be clearly marked (title, synopsis, chapter breakdown, sample chapter, etc).
  • To reiterate: you may only upload one file, so please ensure all relevant elements listed above are captured within that document.

Please attach your manuscript

Please attach your synopsis