The non-fiction department has been evolving and growing rapidly over the past few years at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, with significant deals in the UK, the US and in translation.

From our base in London, we represent a dynamic range of talent in non-fiction from all around the world, specialising in experts in their fields who are looking to break new ground with their work.

Always open for submissions, our clients include historians, activists and journalists, memoirists and thinkers across many subjects. We are committed to the development of our authors’ careers and want to work with writers who are ambitious and take a long view on their work.

We frequently secure major deals for the non-fiction authors that we represent, and pride ourselves on the level of thought and expertise that goes into working alongside them, building highly original and captivating book proposals that appeal to the best publishing houses across the globe. Our authors have gone on to become Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers, and many have established impressive international reputations.

Meet our Non-fiction Agents

Some of our non-fiction authors

Submissions Guidelines

Non-Fiction Submissions

Non-fiction titles are often sold on proposal, so your book does not need to be complete at the time of submission.

When submitting a non-fiction project please start with a covering letter introducing yourself and your project, pasting it into the designated box in the form.

You must also include one document, which contains a writing sample of c. 5,000 -10,000 words and a proposal.

Your proposal should include:

  • What your book is about and why it needs to be written.
  • Where it sits in the market, with reference to other similar or competing titles.
  • Why you are well-placed to write the book, with reference to your background and any credentials or professional expertise you may have.
  • A chapter outline, with a paragraph or two explaining what will be addressed in each chapter.

There should only be one attachment sent via the form.


Non-Fiction submissions form

Non Fiction Submissions Form

Please attach your proposal and 30 page writing sample in one document.
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