Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency

Your Words, Our Passion

Welcome to Darley Anderson Children’s,
the UK’s biggest specialist children’s agency

About Us

The Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency was founded by CEO Darley Anderson in 2008 and is based in London.

As a specialist Children’s Book Agency, we represent authors who work across all areas of the children’s market. From picture books for the very youngest children, through middle grade adventure to stand-out Young Adult fiction, we have a book for every reader.

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Our Team

We are a close-knit, collaborative team who love working together to build thriving careers for our authors.

The whole team at DA Children’s are dedicated to our authors' successes. Alongside our primary agents, we have an International Rights Manager focused on selling our client's books across the globe, and Film & TV agents who help to bring our bestselling books to the big and small screen.

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Our authors have been nominated for and won major prizes, climbed the bestseller charts both in the UK and internationally and include some of the UK’s best-loved writers, as well as fresh new voices.

We are incredibly proud of our diverse, exciting and creative list. The agency is renowned for spotting talented authors and launching careers, right from our very first author Cathy Cassidy. Our agents work closely with their authors and are actively looking for new talent.

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We are currently open to submissions. We are always interested in seeking new writers. We read everything and aim to respond within 8-12 weeks.

To find out more about our agents’ wishlists, please visit our Team page. For information on how to submit and frequently asked questions please visit the Submissions page.

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“The team at Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency are a dream to work with. Passionate and dedicated, they take the matter of children’s books extremely seriously. I am so grateful to have them by my side. ”

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“The fabulous team at Darley Anderson Children’s are simply the best in the business! Their commercial awareness, friendliness and publishing knowledge make them a dream to work with.”

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“As a debut author, publishing sometimes feels unnavigable. But Team DA have been knowledgeable guides at every twist and turn. They are, quite simply, the best.”

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