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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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.

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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

The pen is mightier than the sword

What book could be more appropriate to celebrate #WorldKindnessDay and the beginning of #AntiBullyingWeek in the UK, than Kate Jane Neal's debut, Words and Your Heart. Recently published by Simon and Schuster in the UK (Feiwel and Friends publish in the US and Canada on 26th December 2017), Kate says she wrote this picture book to help children - and adults - understand the power of their words, and to try to make the world a happier place. 'Words are powerful,' she says. 'They can hurt or heal, build us up or tear us down. The saying "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" is not OK.' Click here for the Words and Your Heart book trailer.

The award-winning and celebrated Irish poet, Michael Longley, has also committed his life to writing the truth. This year, his work has been honoured with the award of the 2017 PEN Pinter Prize. The prize is awarded annually to a writer from Britain, the Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth who, in the words of Harold Pinter's Nobel Literature Prize speech, casts an 'unflinching, unswerving gaze upon the world' and shows a 'fierce intellectual define the real truth of our lives and our societies.' Michael Longley's latest poetry collection, Angel Hill, was published in June 2017 by Jonathan Cape. 

In their very different ways we are proud to see such writers making a difference.