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What to Submit

We request a query letter, three chapters and a brief synopsis.

Your query letter should include your name, the date, contact information and a brief description of the work. Include only relevant personal information: previous publications, writing education, etc. For previously published authors, please also give a brief overview of your career thus far and your goals for the future. If you are submitting a picture book text, please submit the entire manuscript. Illustrators should provide a link to their URL.

Because we request more than just a query letter, we spend a lot of time with every submission. We consider character development, plot, voice, and most importantly, the writing. Please make sure the work you submit is edited, proofread, and at a mature stage of development. We do not accept re-submissions, edited or otherwise.

Electronic Submission Guidelines

  • We accept Word (.doc), PDF (.pdf), HTML (.html, .htm), and Text (.rtf, .txt) formats.
  • Important: submit all material in a single document. Be sure to include a synopsis and query letter with your email and contact information at the beginning of the manuscript body (3 chapters or first 30 pages). If you are submitting a picture book, please include the entire picture book in PDF format.
  • Please submit no more than one (1) manuscript at any given time. Submitting multiple manuscripts to this agency will invalidate your submission. This includes submitting to more than one agent.
  • We welcome new manuscripts; however, unless requested, we do not accept revisions. Do not resubmit declined manuscipts (to any agent), revised or otherwise.
  • You can expect to receive a confirmation email within an hour of submitting. Be sure not to filter out emails coming from prospectagency.com.
  • All fields required unless indicated otherwise.

Submission Form

Prospect Agency, a New York literary agency

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(please do not submit to more than one agent)

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Create a single file with your query letter, three chapters and brief synopsis. It must have a valid extension (e.g. john_doe.doc)

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