SUBMISSIONS

Holroyde Cartey welcomes submissions from debut and established authors and illustrators and we hope these guidelines are clear - they’re pretty much like all agency guidelines. We’re small and busy so we can’t respond to questions about how to submit or invitations to view so just assume, if you think we’re a good fit for you, that we’d like to hear from you, and please follow the guidelines.

 

 

We only accept submissions via email. We really try to respond to every submission, and aim to do so in about six weeks but if you haven’t heard after that time, please prod us gently. If you receive a quick and perfunctory no, it’s just not for us, and we have no feedback, but that doesn’t mean it’s not for anyone, and you should continue to try other agents.

 

We haven’t got time to acknowledge receipt of emails, and, sorry, but we won’t take any action when we receive a bounce back so please ensure you’re submitting from a functioning email address.

 

 

COVER LETTER

We’d like to know who you are and why you’re in touch with us.

 

 

AUTHORS

Please email a synopsis and the full manuscript as separate attachments formatted in Word. Other formats make us sigh and slow down our response time. Please label your attachment with the title and your name rather than ‘sample’ or ‘first_three_chapters. Picture book authors, we’d ideally like to see up to three finished texts but one is fine. From non-fiction authors, a CV, three-page proposal and market analysis.

 

 

ILLUSTRATORS

We’d like to see a portfolio of a dozen or so images in either Jpeg or PDF format of up to 5MB in size. Please don’t worry about resolution – we’re used to looking at artwork in low resolution. We want to see your portfolio now, rather than follow links to websites or file transfer sites like dropbox.