Eddison Pearson is a small agency, but the majority of our client relationships began with unsolicited approaches, and we remain open to enquiries by email from both unpublished and established authors seeking representation. We no longer accept enquiries or initial submissions by post. Please follow this simple procedure:
Send a brief enquiry (or even a blank email) to email@example.com. You should receive an auto-responder containing our most up-to-date submission guidelines. When you are ready, email your submission to the address provided in the auto-responder. Within a short time you should receive an acknowledgement confirming its safe receipt.
Note that we operate this system because it works effectively as a spam filter, giving us more time to read genuine submissions. It also facilitates temporary changes to our submission guidelines, although these tend to be very straightforward. We generally ask for a writing sample (two or three chapters of a novel, for example) and accept attachments in most formats. We never charge a reading fee.
We respond as quickly as possible to submissions that are of interest, and always aim to do so within six weeks. However, we do occasionally get a backlog which can increase the response time to ten weeks. If you haven’t heard from us within this time, please feel free to send a follow-up email.
We do not expect submissions to be sent to us on an exclusive basis, although when requesting a complete manuscript after reading a sample, we may enquire after its submission status elsewhere.
We look forward to hearing from you!