Fiction forms the backbone of the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency, and the goal at our literary agency is for every author to earn a living from their art.

In the ten years since the literary agency was founded, we have earned the reputation for launching the careers of debut authors across all genres, gaining significant deals in the UK, US and Canada. London-based but with a global reach, we represent writers from around the world.

Always open for submissions, we are experienced and equipped to help guide writers to become bestselling authors in all formats, from experienced writers to those making their first steps in a long career. The goal at our literary agency is for every author to earn a living from their art. As one of the top literary agencies in the UK, our award-winning team handle everything, from gorgeous prize-garnering literary works, to immensely successful book club novels and commercial global brands. Our hugely successful list of authors includes Gail Honeyman, Ashley Audrain, Nita Prose, Charmaine Wilkerson, Nikki May, Mark Edwards and Elizabeth Macneal, amongst others.

The list of awards that agency authors have won includes the Costa Book Awards, British Book Awards and many others, alongside numerous equally prestigious shortlistings. Our submissions are always open, and we specialise in book club, literary fiction, thrillers, women’s fiction, suspense, historical fiction, romance and crime.

Meet our Fiction Agents

Some of our authors

Fiction Submissions

For fiction submissions, please only send us material when you have a completed manuscript, and when you are completely satisfied that the novel is at a point you are happy to share it.

In the same way you would write a formal covering letter, please paste an introduction to your novel in the designated box in the form below. You should include:

  • A one or two-line elevator pitch
  • Up to three comparable books or authors from the past ten years you’d place your book alongside
  • A compelling blurb to get us interested in the story
  • Any information about yourself that is relevant to the work you are submitting

Attach a one-page synopsis and the first three chapters, or first 10,000 words of the manuscript in one document. There should only be one attachment sent via the form. The synopsis should ‘tell the story,’ with spoilers, rather than ‘sell’ the story (that is done in the introductory email).

Adult Fiction Submissions Form