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Dorie Simmonds set up her boutique agency after a successful career working for publishers. The agency consists of Dorie, her assistant, and an occasional intern. As such, the client list is small but the agency is well-regarded and prides itself on working closely with its authors. Outside of the very generic description of relevant subject areas – 'general non-fiction, commercial fiction, and children's fiction' – the agency does not provide extensive details on what they are interested in. However, over the years Dorie has worked with many bestselling writers including Barbara and Allan Pease, Neil Gaiman, and J. Randy Taraborrelli. 

Dorie also handles UK and Commonwealth rights as a sub-agent for several large US agencies.

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Dorie Simmonds Agency
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Short biography:
Dorie Simmondsliterary agent, has worked in the publishing industry for more than fifteen years with experience on both sides of the Atlantic. Her tastes are as versatile as her experience, and she will consider material from any genre except reference books and children’s picture books. Dorie studied at Vassar College and The London School of Economics and has worked at William Morrow & Company and Dell Publishing in the US, as well as Dorling Kindersley and Reed Children’s in the UK before opening her agency.
Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Children's fiction, Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
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How to make a submission:
No reading fee but sae required. Send a short synopsis, 2-3 sample chapters and a CV with writing/publishing background. Submit to: Riverbank House1 Putney Bridge AppraochLondonUnited KingdomSW6 3JD
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Dorie does not publish a personal client list however the agency's clients include: Barbara and Allan Pease, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Gemma Townley, Greg King, Paul Scott, Alison Bowyer, and Ros Taylor.
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Agents of: Dorie Simmonds Agency

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Address for submissions:
Riverbank House, One Putney Bridge Approach, London SW6 3JD
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Phone number:
020 7736 0002
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Submission type:
Standard + CV (as above, but with CV)
Further submission info:
No reading fee but sae required. To submit, please email the first fifty pages or the first three chapters of your manuscript as Word or PDF attachments, with a query letter including your background and relevant writing experience to
More info on this agency:
The Dorie Simmonds Agency Ltd. is a London-based literary agency that handles a wide range of subjects including general nonfiction and commercial fiction, childrenâ s books and associated rights. Our client list includes award-winning and bestselling authors alongside promising newcomers.
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8 days
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