This an Unsolicited Query? If you are not an
existing Swetky Agency represented author and if you have not been invited to
submit your material by an employee of The Swetky Agency, please send us a Submission
Synopsis Form for your latest work from one of these two pages.
- Unsolicited Book. For scripts: Not accepting
unsolicited scripts at this time.
include any attachments with your e-mail, and do not
send the completed property to us
at this time. If after reviewing your Submission
Synopsis Form we feel that we would like to see more of your book based upon our thoughts about its marketability, we
will contact you via e-mail to request that you send a
complete manuscript. Do not send any material to
us via regular mail without first
Invest as much energy in preparing your
as you did in writing it. It
will have to
stand out among thousands of submissions to garner
receiving prior permission
from the agency or it will be summarily discarded.
If, on the basis of our review of your
Unsolicited Submission Synopsis Form, we feel that we might be able
to sell your property to a publisher, we
will contact you via e-mail to request that you send us a complete
copy of your book (or, in the case of a nonfiction
proposal, as much of it as you have completed) as an e-mail
attachment, using the "Contact" link (below). Please type the
words, REQUESTED MANUSCRIPT, in the subject line. We will
offer you our candid feelings about the possibility of forming a
mutually beneficial author-agent representational relationship as
soon after that as possible.
Final Steps to Literary Representation.
Only after having your material accepted for representation and entering into an agreement-in-principle for literary
representation by The Swetky Agency, we'll e-mail you an
author-agent agreement and request that you sign and return
it, along with any other materials required, at which
time we will begin marketing your materials
immediately and professionally, relying upon all of the agency
contacts in our possession, backed by more than ten years
of our publishing industry experience. To see a
sample agency contract, please use the "Back" link below to
return to the agency's home page and click on the appropriate
Please understand that we will contact you, once
you are a represented
client, with any substantive interest we receive in your work.
We will not e-mail you when we have nothing to report, and we will not notify you of summary rejections (you've had enough
of those already) to our marketing efforts or of lack of editor response to our promotional
campaigns. We will pass along pertinent publisher correspondence and potentially
constructive criticism, and we will e-mail you regarding any
substantive reasons for rejection of your material when editors
provide them to us. And, of course, we will contact you with
any suggestions we have that we believe might make your work more saleable.
PLEASE NOTE: Failure
to comply with the submission policies above will guarantee the automatic rejection
of your material without notification. E-mail submissions