Thank you for considering Paper Literary for your submission. We are actively seeking new writers – we represent writers from around the world.

Our submission guidelines:

Click here for Catherine & Katie’s individual profiles and what they are looking for.

We accept all submissions by email.
We ask for a query letter, synopsis and the first 10,000 words to

    • Please address your email to the specific agent you are querying. In the subject line, include:
      • Your first and last name
      • Title of your manuscript
      • Name of agent you are querying
    • Include your cover letter in the body of the email.
    • Attach a one page synopsis and the first three chapters (approx 10,000 words) of the manuscript. Please attach as Word documents.
    • For fiction, please only submit when you have a complete manuscript.

When you submit, you will receive an automated response. Please consider this email as receipt of your work. We read every submission that we receive, and we consider each submission carefully.

We will be in touch as soon as possible if we’d like to read more of your work. As much as we would like to, due to the number of submissions we receive, we are not able to personally respond to every submission.

We encourage you to submit to multiple agencies, and we do not expect to have exclusivity. If you receive a full manuscript request or offer of representation, please do email a follow-up with “Full MS request” or “Offer of Representation” in the subject line.

If you haven’t heard from us within two months, it means that we didn’t feel that we were the right champion for your work.

Please remember that this is a subjective business, and behind nearly every author/book is a story of persistence.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to read your work.

Please note: We do not represent picture books, middle grade fiction or screenplays/dramatic works.