Information for Agents

Information for Agents

A little about our departments and imprints, and what kinds of books they're looking for...

Quercus Fiction

A home to commercial fiction from much-loved authors as well as breakout new voices, Quercus Fiction publishes standout stories across a range of genres, including crime & thriller, women’s fiction, psychological suspense, historical, saga and reading group fiction.

Quercus Non-Fiction

Our ambition is to commission quality non-fiction with a commercial upside - books that complement what is already emerging as a fantastically interesting and varied list. We aim to grow by capitalising on our bestselling mainstream titles, return brand authors and exciting new debuts , while bringing in books that have international potential along the way. With our wealth of successful popular culture, humour, sport, biography and military titles, the Quercus non-fiction list is set up to be a rounded, one-stop destination for agents and foreign publishers who are looking for a strong, creative and exciting home for their authors.


riverrun is looking to acquire new literary fiction (novels which don't fit into genre), upmarket non-fiction (historical, social or political commentary, biography and memoir) and upmarket crime and thrillers. Our four editors are each interested in particular strands within this remit, and you can find out more about us, and our tastes, on the riverrun page:

MacLehose Press

From writers as yet undiscovered in translation, to prize-winning household names; from the dazzling literary creation to the spine-tingling noir masterpiece, we endeavour to bring a broad spectrum of the very best of foreign literature to English-reading audiences. Find out more at

Jo Fletcher Books

Jo Fletcher Books publishes right across the field of imaginative fiction: fantasy, science fiction and horror, and all sub-genres in between. Find out more at