Submission Guidelines

The Strothman Agency seeks out scholars, journalists, and other acknowledged and emerging experts in their fields. We specialize in

  • history
  • science
  • narrative journalism
  • nature and the environment
  • current affairs
  • narrative non-fiction
  • business and economics 
  • young adult fiction and non-fiction
  • middle grade fiction and non-fiction

We are not signing up projects in adult fiction, romance, science fiction, picture books, or poetry.

Please do not send entire manuscripts unless requested. We do not accept or respond to queries via fax or telephone.

The Strothman Agency does not charge a reading fee, and every submission is read and considered. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please allow three to four weeks for a response.

We accept queries via email to this address only: .  

The Strothman Agency only accepts electronic submissions. Physical query letters will be recycled unopened.

Please include the following items to ensure a successful submission:
  • A query letter outlining your qualifications and experience.
  • A synopsis of your work.
  • The genre and word count of your manuscript.
  • For fiction, two to ten pages of your manuscript, include in the body of your email.
  • Do not send attachments. All attachments will be deleted unread. All emails received will be responded to with an auto-reply. If we have not replied to your query within six weeks, we do not feel that it is right for us.

    The Strothman Agency is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and the Authors Guild.

Submission Guidelines

Detailed instructions for writers interested in submitting a query to us.

Proposal Writing Suggestions

Our author's guide to writing  Non-Fiction proposals.