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P.S. Literary Agency - Submissions

Submission Guidelines

The P.S. Literary Agency represents both fiction and nonfiction.

For nonfiction, we are currently seeking:

  • Memoir
  • History
  • Politics
  • Current Affairs
  • Business (Management & Leadership, Finance, etc.)
  • Health (targeting adults and children)
  • Wellness
  • Sports
  • Humour
  • Pop Science
  • Pop Psychology
  • Pop Culture
  • Design
  • Lifestyle

For fiction, we are currently seeking:

  • Commercial
  • Literary (with a commercial angle)
  • World Literature
  • Women's Fiction
  • Mystery (Cozy, Private Eye, Police Procedural, etc.)
  • Thriller (Legal, Medical, Political, etc.)
  • Romance (Suspense, Contemporary, Historical, etc.)
  • LGBT
  • New Adult (early 20-something protagonists)
  • Young Adult (must be high-concept/commercial)
  • Middle Grade (must be high-concept/commercial)
  • Picture Books (must be high-concept/commercial)

We do not represent:

  • Poetry
  • Screenplays

Please limit your query to one page and include the following:

  • Paragraph One - Introduction: Include the title and category of your work (i.e. fiction or nonfiction and topic), an estimated word count and a brief, general introduction.
  • Paragraph Two - Brief overview: This should read similar to back-cover copy.
  • Paragraph Three - Writer’s bio: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background (awards and affiliations, etc.).


  • Do not send attachments. Please use text within the body of your e-mail.
  • Please do not submit a full-length manuscript/proposal unless requested.
  • Always let us know if your manuscript/proposal is currently under consideration by other agents/publishers.
  • Address your query to the attention of the agent you feel is the best match for your work.
  • Please do not query multiple agents at the agency simultaneously - if you receive a query rejection from one agent it means a no from the agency.

We only accept submissions via e-mail.
We do not accept or respond to phone/paper queries.
To meet our team, please check our About Us page.

Please Note: We normally respond within 4-6 weeks. However, the process may take longer depending on the volume of submissions we may be reviewing at a particular time. Please do not call to check on the status of your submission - if you have a question or concern with regard to your submission, e-mail is the best way to inquire.

We do not charge reading fees.

For more information please check our F.A.Q. page.

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