Literary Management


Submission Process 

CookeMcDermid welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives to submit their work. Please note that we do not accept screenplay, stage play, poetry, or picture book queries. We are especially eager to read thrillers, horror, commercial suspense, speculative fiction, upmarket women's fiction, middle grade, YA, literary fiction, research-driven non-fiction, and narrative non-fiction.

We do our best to evaluate submissions within twelve weeks of when they are received. Due to an extremely high volume of queries, we do not respond personally to each one but we can assure you that every query is carefully read and considered. If we are interested in seeing further materials, we will be in touch via email.

If you have an update on a previous submission, e.g. you have received an offer of representation from another agency, please be in touch with us via the Contact page here

Please note that we are closed to submissions through the summer.