We are a literary agency in London offering creative international representation for authors, illustrators, speakers, brands, companies and charities across all media.

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We represent the interests of leading fiction and non-fiction authors, from politics to popular culture, from cookery to children's books, from history to high fashion, from thrillers to romance and fantasy.

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LAW represents a select but exciting range of author illustrators working in a variety of styles and media.

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Our high profile speakers can engage audiences of every kind with charm and wit, adapting their own unique experiences to inspire and motivate professionals from every sector.

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Illustrations © 2013 Richard Horne

LAW – Literary Agency

Lucas Alexander Whitley is active in all areas of representation (including speaking, licensing, brand, film and television deals) and operates with individuality and commitment. Small enough to be friendly, big enough to operate effectively in a global market, always imaginative, we not only look for the best deals for our clients but also plan their long term careers. 

We have now also joined forces with the TV and digital agency Factual Management

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Our literary agents are happy to consider submissions from new authors, but please be aware that we are a small literary agency with a busy client list and we take on only a handful of new clients each year from the thousands of approaches made to us, many of which are from established writers and artists. If you are a new author, please read the submission guidelines before doing anything else.

Latest News

LAW 2018 Christmas Round Up

We are delighted that Spitfire by John Nichol (Simon & Schuster UK) has been selected as WHSmith's Non-Fiction Book of the Year. Stephen McEntee, WHSmith non-fiction buyer, said Spitfire 'packs such an emotional punch' and 'will stay with you long after you have finished reading it.' It's been a brilliant year at LAW, and in the yearly round-ups Khurrum Rahman's Jay Qasim Series was also selected as one of the Guardian's best books of 2018. On the children's side, the Evening Standard designated Chris Riddell's Poems to Live Your Life By and Jason Reynolds' Long Way Down (illustrated by Chris Priestley) as two of the best children's books to buy this Christmas. We are immensely proud of all our authors' and illustrators' hard work this year, and look forward to many great things to come in 2019. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!