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Registered Address:

Rymanís Cottages

Little Tew

Oxfordshire OX7 4JJ

Peter Buckman

Anne-Marie Doulton

& Jamie Cowen

Consultant: Peter Janson-Smith


We are based near Oxford and have built a reputation for discovering new talent and matching our authors with  the right publisher.

We represent our writers with enthusiasm and sound business sense, and we offer them candour, encouragement, detailed editorial advice, and a rapid response to queries. We have excellent relationships with publishers large and small, and defend our clients’ interests with vigour and professionalism. And we have extensive experience of negotiating contracts for theatre, film, tv, radio, and digital media, so our authors can be confident of receiving the best advice on all multi-media sales.

Translation rights form an important part of a writer’s income, and these are handled by The Buckman Agency, a long-established company that is respected by foreign publishers all over the world.

Scroll down to see what we are looking for, our charges, and our submission guidelines.







What are we looking for? Literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Contemporary and historical novels, crime, science fiction, adult fantasy, thrillers, women’s fiction, memoirs, history, biography, current affairs – anything that’s well written except poetry, self-help,  and illustrated children’s books. We only handle play, film and tv scripts by our established clients.


What do we charge? A commission of 15% on UK rights, 15%-20% on US rights, 20% on translation rights, and 15-20% on all other rights, depending on whether a sub-agent is involved. We do not charge a reading fee.


What should you send? A letter and the first couple of chapters so we can see how you write, plus a brief outline and biographical details. We will accept submissions by post or via email, as Word documents. General fiction and non-fiction should be addressed to amd@theampersandagency.co.uk; science fiction, fantasy, horror, and Young Adult material should be addressed to jamie@theampersandagency.co.uk.

All submissions should have a minimum font size of 11 point with 1.5 line spacing. Hard copies should be printed on one side of the paper only, and all pages should be numbered. We don’t normally acknowledge receipt or offer advice on rejected material, nor will we respond unless you include an email address or an envelope with stamps that can be used in the UK.

Please note: we will not consider unpublished authors based in the USA, as in our experience an American writer needs an American publisher on board before British editors will take notice.



Phone: +44 (0)1608 683677 / 683898

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