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

Lucas Alexander Whitley and Factual Management announce creation of The Soho Agency

Having joined forces in 2017, LAW and Factual Management are launching The Soho Agency, which will bring together their current literary and talent management and provide the structure for future development. 

"We are proud to represent superb talent and IP creators, including authors of fiction, non-fiction and children's books, TV presenters, illustrators, writers for stage and screen, brands, companies, charities, and online stars," said Philippa Milnes-Smith, Managing Director. "Whilst remaining a boutique agency, we look forward to building on our success to develop fresh initiatives and markets on behalf of our clients across an increasingly diverse range of media. From our new home in the heart of Soho we aim to augment the existing team - Mark Lucas, Julian Alexander, Araminta Whitley, Sophie Laurimore, Philippa Milnes-Smith, Ben Clark, Carina Rizvi and Alice Saunders - with agents and partners who share our values."

The Soho Agency opens its doors on Monday 25th February 2019 and will have a strong presence at key literary and media events including LBF, Bologna, Frankfurt and MIP.