Coombs Moylett Maclean prides itself on discovering and nurturing new authors, as well as advising and advancing established authors and writers. We carefully select our writers, concentrating on outstanding writing and original story telling. We are particularly interested in debut fiction in the genres of crime & thrillers, commercial women’s fiction, historical fiction and literary fiction. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.

Coombs Moylett Maclean has always recognised the value and importance of detailed feedback and close interaction with authors. We select only submissions we feel strongly about, and offer our authors consistent support and guidance, whether it be during the writing process, during the submission process, or during rights negotiations.

Once selected for representation, our authors will benefit not only from access to our first-class editorial feedback, but also from advice about the target market, carefully considered submission to suitable publishers, both in the UK and internationally, and support and advice over the development of subsequent novels.

We work in association with a number of international agencies and scouts, and handle translation, US, film and TV sales for all our clients.

At Coombs Moylett Maclean, each of our authors is as important as the next, and will be given as much support, guidance and editorial help as they feel they need.

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Murray Lachlan Young was born in Washington DC to an English mother and a Scottish father, and is...

Bruce Bruschi

Bruce Bruschi is the author of several short stories and plays as well as two novels.  He de...

Penny Ingham

Penny Ingham was born and raised in Yorkshire where her father instilled her with a love of histo...

Simon Brett

Simon Brett’s first job out of Oxford University (where he gained a First in English) was a...

Jonathon Green

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Coombs Moylett Maclean Literary Agency sells directly to most territories throughout the world, including the United Kingdom and the United States. We are represented in Germany by the Michael Meller Literary Agency and in Japan and China by Tuttle Mori/Big Apple.
We handle all TV and Film rights.