Bradford Literary Agency

Submission Guidelines

We accept email queries only.


To query Laura OR Natalie, please email your query to: (without spaces) queries @

To query Sarah, please email your query to: (without spaces) sarah @

To query Monica, please email your query to: (without spaces) monica @


To avoid falling into spam, the subject line must begin as follows: QUERY: (The title of the manuscript and any SHORT message you would like us to see should follow)

We do not open email attachments, unless specifically requested by an agent. Your entire submission must appear in the body of the email and not as an attachment.


Please email a query letter along with the first chapter of your manuscript and a synopsis. Please be sure to include the genre and word count in your cover letter. Picture book submissions: short query along with entire manuscript in body of email.


Please email your full non-fiction proposal including a query letter and a sample chapter. For detailed guidelines on how to write a non-fiction proposal, please check out the FAQ section.


Please do not send a query exclusively to Bradford Literary Agency. We encourage queries to be shared with multiple agencies.

Queries sent to Laura or Natalie’s personal emails will be deleted. Please send only to the addresses above.

Additionally, we freely pass along submissions if we feel they are more appropriate for another agent within our agency, so there is no need to query multiple agents at Bradford Lit. Our bios and interests are available under the “About” tab.

It is our goal to respond to every query we receive. Our approximate response time for queries is 2 to 4 weeks. 

We look forward to considering your work!