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"Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams. And more reading helped me make my dreams come true."

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

At the Marianne Gunn O Connor Literary, Film & TV Agency, we are always looking for fresh new talent and brilliant writing from anywhere in the world. Every submission matters to us. Marianne has eclectic tastes and will look at all genres of fiction and non-fiction, with that crucial ‘wow’ factor. She especially loves voice-driven stories written from an emotional place, stories that inspire, entertain or uplift, stories that make us laugh, cry, or give readers that heart-in-your-mouth moment. Right now she is looking for a Love Story. But an exquisitely written moving one with complex relatable characters. She's also inspired by stories that open our eyes to contemporary global issues and new worlds… big ideas that have the potential to change the way we think and live. If you think that your work fulfils any of these criteria, take a look at our guidelines below. We provide editorial services for all authors we represent. We look forward to hearing from you. 


Here is a snapshot of some books that Marianne loves..



Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Hello Beautiful Ann Napolitano

The Women by Kristin Hannah

Where 'D You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Happy Place by Emily Henry

Convenience Store Woman  by Sayaka Murata

The Paper Palace by  Miranda Cowley Heller

My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwait

Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Conversation with Friends Sally Rooney 

On Earth We are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 



Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before by Dr Julie Smith

The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Everything I know About Love by Dolly Alderton 

What I know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey

The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Educated by Tara Westover

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

The Hidden Messages in Water by Masuru Emoto

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer


Not accepting Children’s or Young Adult for the moment


Submission Guidelines


1. If you are submitting fiction, send us an e-mail telling us a little bit about yourself, along with three chapters of your work, or fifty pages if the chapters are short, along with a synopsis and a one-line summary to

Please note that we do not accept hard copy or postal submissions.

2. If you’re submitting non-fiction, please send us a proposal (a full outline of your work) and a sample chapter. Please put your name and the title of your book in the subject line. 

We don’t currently accept film scripts, plays, poetry or academic work.


3. ​As we get a large number of submissions, the process can sometimes take time, but we will try to read and respond within 8 weeks - but please be aware that this may not always be possible. Feel free to e-mail the agency if you haven’t received a reply, but please do not call the agency number. If we’d like to see more material, we will be in touch. Sadly, we are unable to provide feedback on individual work. 

4. It’s really helpful to let us know if you are submitting to more than one agent. Also, please do update us if you have received interest from other agencies, or requests to review the full manuscript. 


5. If we say no to your submission, don’t lose heart. Perhaps your work isn’t for us, but it may very well be for someone else, so keep writing and don’t give up.

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