Submission Guidelines

We are always looking for the finest in commercial and literary fiction and nonfiction.

For fiction, please include a query letter and the first ten sample pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. For nonfiction, simply send a polished query letter, and we will request a proposal if we are interested. We do not open attachments, unless we have requested further material.

Please include “query” or “submission” somewhere in the subject of your email, and please only query one project at a time unless otherwise requested. If we request material, please send it along as a word document or PDF attachment.

While IGLA represents a broad range of fiction and nonfiction, we do not represent picture books, poetry or screenplays.

Your submission is important to us, but due to the high volume of queries we receive, we cannot respond individually to each one. If we are interested in reading more, we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Please rest assured that each submission is carefully evaluated. Response time ranges from six to eight weeks.

At this time, we only accept electronic queries sent to the query email addresses of each agent, which you will find on their pages below. We do not accept paper queries or queries by phone.

Thank you for thinking of us for your project, and we look forward to reading. 

To decide which agent is right for your project, please visit the individual agent pages.