Friday, January 20, 2006


What we are currently seeking: romance (contemporary, historical, time
travel, paranormal, futuristic, science fiction, and romantic
suspense), women’s fiction, commercial fiction, literary and multicultural
fiction. In nonfiction: business, self-help, finance, entertainment,
media-related, pop culture, how-to, psychology, travel, health,
inspirational/religious, reference, and holiday books.

We are NOT seeking: science fiction/fantasy (unless it has a central
romantic element), mysteries, action-adventure, horror, short story or
poetry collections.

With any categories not mentioned, please query.


The submission process is comprised of several steps to better serve
the authors and to maximize the agent’s time. The first step in the
process is the query letter.

STEP ONE: The Query Letter. Your query letter should be limited to one
page. In it, you should include a brief summary of your manuscript or
proposal, as well as any pertinent author information. WE NOW ONLY
ACCEPT E-QUERIES. All e-queries must be included within the body of the
e-mail. No attachments, please.

Any PHONE QUERIES will be answered on the 32nd day of each month. (Yep,
that means we don’t accept or return them.)

Please direct all queries to Judson Knight, Manuscript Coordinator.
Query replies usually take one to three weeks from the date of receipt.

STEP TWO: Submissions. If you have queried our agency and we have
specifically requested a partial of your manuscript or proposal, then please
adhere to the guidelines below. PLEASE SEND NO UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS.

~~The first three chapters of the completed manuscript
~~Synopsis or outline (no more than 3 pages)
~~Copy of your original query letter

~~Proposal or outline
~~The first one to three chapters of the book
~~Summary of your qualifications
~~Unique marketing opportunities, i.e. speaking engagements,
professional organizations, etc.
~~Copy of your original query letter

For more information about preferred proposal content, please visit our
Proposal Guidelines page

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: Manuscripts without return postage
cannot be returned or answered. Please send your materials in
envelopes, NOT BOXES. Send well prepared manuscripts: neatly typed,
double-spaced/single-sided, with consecutive page numbers. Send copies, not your
originals. If you'd like proof of delivery, please include a postcard,
asking us to let you know we received the submission. Review of
manuscripts currently takes eight to twelve weeks from the time of receipt. We
apologize for the lengthy review period, and hope to reduce the waiting
time in the future. Please do not call to check on the status of your
manuscript. If you are concerned as to whether we received it or not,
e-mail is the best way to inquire.

Send your submissions to:

~~Judson Knight
~~Manuscript Coordinator
~~The Knight Agency
~~577 South Main Street
~~Madison, GA 30650

Send your e-mail queries to Judson Knight at:

Again, please do not send attachments, as we cannot open them. All
requested submissions should be sent via snail mail, not e-mail.

TERMS OF REPRESENTATION: The agency does not charge a reading fee to
review manuscripts. Agent receives 15% commission on domestic sales;
20-25% commission on foreign sales. May use a sub-agent for sale of film
rights and foreign rights. Requires written contract. Charges for
expenses, including overnight delivery, copy costs, and postage.


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