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Diana has been a literary agent for almost half a century. Her reputation is excellent, but as can be expected, her list is mostly complete. According to the MBA Agency website, you can still query Diana for representation, but you may be better off approaching other agents in the first instance. While she does represent fiction writers across many genres (for instance, she is the UK agent for science fiction and fantasy legend Ursula Le Guin), her focus (and background) is in writers for film, TV, radio, and the stage. 

As a long-standing member of the industry, Diana is not one to engage much with social media. She has no personal online platforms nor does she tend to do interviews or appear at events. 



Detailed data

Agency:
MBA Literary and Script Agents
Agent since:
1971
Short biography:
Diana worked in BBC Radio Drama before undertaking freelance work in film and stage productions, including co-organising the memorable Bedford Square Book Bang. She is a founding Director of MBA and especially interested in widening the range of her clients' writing talents by encouraging them to work across several genres. Her clients include fiction and non-fiction authors and writers for film, TV, radio, and the stage. She is a member of the Council of the PMA and for seven years was co-chair of the Dramatists & Directors section.
Client list status:
List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Memoir and autobiography, History, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:


Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission.
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@MBAAgents
Interesting links:
No Data
Clients:
Jad Adams, Rukhsana Ahmad, Campbell Armstrong, Lin Berwick, Kate Brian, Martin Buckley, Glenn Chandler, Gul Y Davis, John Healy, Ray Jenkins, B.S. Johnson, Ursula Le Guin, Anne and Todd McCaffrey, Derek Neale, Donald Norfolk, Susan Oudot, Stef Penney, Jane Rawlinson Christopher Russell, Christine Russell, Elspeth Sandys, Guy Slater, Esther Vilar, Marjorie Wallace, Mark Wallington, Paul Wilson, Valeria Windsor, David Wingrove.
Full client list:
http://www.mbalit.co.uk/authors/agent/1
Email address:
diana@mbalit.co.uk

Agents of: MBA Literary and Script Agents

Agency details

Website:
http://www.mbalit.co.uk
About the agency:
In 1971 Diana Tyler and Michael Bakewell formed MBA Literary Agents Ltd to promote the work of writers for television, radio, film and theatre, the media in which they both worked following a period in BBC drama departments. The agency flourished through their excellent contacts and soon expanded into fiction, non-fiction and children's. MBA's ethos is exemplified by the absolute commitment of all members of the agency to nurturing and building long-term successful careers for each client.
Address for submissions:
MBA Literary Agents Ltd, 62 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DW
Office address:
No data
Email address:
submissions@mbalit.co.uk
Phone number:
020 7387 2076
Number of agents:
6
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
http://www.mbalit.co.uk/content/submissions For books, please send the first three chapters, a synopsis and a covering letter. For scripts, please send a sample script, a synopsis, a CV, and a covering letter. Please send only one manuscript or script. Email is preferable, but we do accept submissions by post. If you are sending by post and would like your manuscript/script returned, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. We aim to reply to all submissions within 6 to 8 weeks. Unfortunately we do not offer feedback on unsuccessful submissions.
More info on this agency:
In 1971 Diana Tyler and Michael Bakewell formed MBA Literary Agents Ltd to promote the work of writers for television, radio, film and theatre, the media in which they both worked following a period in BBC drama departments. The agency flourished through their excellent contacts and soon expanded into fiction, non-fiction and childrenâs. Michael left the firm in 1974 but steady growth under managing director Diana Tyler has enabled a wide range of writers in all fields, more recently including children's books, to work on cross-media projects. MBA's ethos is exemplified by the absolute commitment of all members of the agency to nurturing and building long-term successful careers for each client.
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
28/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@MBAAgents
Latest news:
http://www.mbalit.co.uk/news
More about the agency:
In 1971 Diana Tyler and Michael Bakewell formed MBA Literary Agents Ltd to promote the work of writers for television, radio, film and theatre, the media in which they both worked following a period in BBC drama departments. The agency flourished through their excellent contacts and soon expanded into fiction, non-fiction and children's. MBA's ethos is exemplified by the absolute commitment of all members of the agency to nurturing and building long-term successful careers for each client.

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