To submit to The Barbara Bova Literary Agency LLC:





  1. We’re looking for quality fiction, non-fiction and theatre scripts.                                   We don't accept poetry, screenplays, children's books or textbooks. 

  2. New Authors: Please do not query on projects which are not complete. 

  3. All queries should have the word “query” in the subject line.

  4. We do not download attachments, so please do not send attachments and keep query within the body of the email. 

  5. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

  6. We accept short, no more than 3 pages, e-mail queries.

  7. Include the information you would in a standard, snail mail query, such as pertinent credentials, publishing history, and overview of the book. 

  8. For theatre scripts, please include a character list. 

  9. Include a word count of your project.

  10. Please include a short synopsis and genre identifier (ex: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery, Science-Fiction etc.).

Awaiting Our Response: 


  • We attempt to respond in a timely fashion. However, due to the volume of queries we receive, we will likely only respond to queries that are of interest to us. 

  • We are not liable for any lost or misdirected mail.

Fees, Charges and Commissions: 


  • We do not charge a reading fee.

  • The Agency charges clients for overseas postage and calls, photocopying and shipping.

  • The Agency receives 15% commission on domestic sales, 20% commission on foreign sales.