Before submitting your manuscript to us do check out the individual agents who work here and where their interests lie – look up the authors they represent, read their biographies and individual comments, and submit your partial accordingly. We are all passionate about finding new authors and we all have our own individual tastes so do take some time before deciding who to submit to. We do not always need query letters as to whether the material is right for us – just submit the manuscript and synopsis and we can take it from there.
When agents come to view your material, they may get back to you with a response within the same day or several weeks later. If within the same day it does not mean it has not been read, rather that an agent has taken a view on the material based on the subject matter and their own list. They may well, for example, have something very similar on their list or have too many authors writing within that area – it is not necessarily a response on your writing.
Unfortunately we cannot get into correspondence over why your material is not right for us. We cannot give editorial tips/advice/guidelines etc. Were we to do that we would not have a moment’s time to look after our own authors. Nor can we point you to other agents who might be more suitable. There are lots of resources online which can help you with this.
We receive a huge number of submissions, and while our aim is to answer querying authors, if you haven’t heard back from us within 12 weeks, please consider this a pass.
LBA only accepts electronic submissions, which can be sent directly to the agent you wish to submit to. Please include a covering letter, brief synopsis, and the first three chapters of your work as a Word document or PDF attachment.
Luigi Bonomi is not currently accepting submissions.
Please do not send submissions to LBA’s info email address, as they will not be considered by our agents.
We do not deal with poetry, film scripts and short stories.