The Viney Agency

SUBMISSIONS

The Viney Shaw Agency represents all the needs of its writers across all media, and when we take on new clients we always ensure that there is a good fit between their requirements and our ambitions. Before submitting to us we therefore advise you to look at The Viney Shaw Agency’s existing client list to establish whether your proposed work is likely to be of interest and relevance to the agency. We do not accept play or film scripts.

If you feel that your work qualifies, then please write to us keeping your letter relevant to your writing. Please also ensure that you inform us of any previously published work and, specifically, what qualifies you to write about the subject. In your letter please enclose a synopsis or summary of your work which should be no longer than one page, together with the first twenty pages of consecutively written sample material.

We are always keen to consider high quality non-fiction, adult and children’s fiction. Non-fiction proposals can be sent to us on outline together with sample material, but for all adult and children’s fiction we require that manuscripts have been completed before submission.

Please let us know if your proposal is on submission to other agencies.

The typewritten pages should be printed on white A4 paper, double-spaced and single-sided.

The Viney Shaw Agency does not charge reading fees.

Whilst every care is taken with submissions, The Viney Shaw Agency cannot accept responsibility for any material sent to us. It is your responsibility to keep copies of any original work.

Initially please only contact us by first or second class post (not special or recorded delivery, please) but ensure that you also provide us with your email address. There is no need to provide return postage since we do not return manuscripts unless specifically agreed in advance with the author and any manuscript which we do not accept is recycled.

The Viney Shaw Agency is a member of the Association of Author’s Agents (AAA) and abides by its code of conduct.

The company registered address of The Viney Shaw Agency (trading as ‘The Viney Agency Ltd.’) is 64, New Cavendish Street, London W1G 8TB.

Please send submissions
for Charlie Viney to:

Charlie Viney,
The Viney Shaw Agency,
23, Erlanger Road,
Telegraph Hill,
London SE14 5TF

Please send submissions
for Kate Shaw to:

Kate Shaw,
The Viney Shaw Agency,
8, Goodrich Road,
East Dulwich,
London SE22 9EH