Q: I have a query I would like to send to TBG. How do I know which agent is the best fit for my project?
A: Please refer to our individual bios for more information about each agent’s background, interests, and what each agent is looking for. Rest assured we do share queries with each other often, so if we feel your work might be a better fit for someone else here, we will pass it along to that person. We do regret that due to the volume of submissions we receive we are unable to respond to queries unless we are interested in reading more material. For more information about our submissions guidelines, please click here.
Q: I’m a foreign publisher interested in acquiring the rights to one of your titles. Whom do I contact?
A: Thank you so much for your interest! Please refer to our foreign rights page for more information about who handles our UK and translation rights.
Q: I have an idea for a television show. Do you accept screenplays?
A: We do not represent screenplays. Please see our submissions guidelines for more specifics on what we handle.
Q: I’m interested in an internship at TBG. To whom should I send my resume?
A: We offer paid internships to current college students and recent graduates throughout the year. Interns typically start in September, January, or June and will ideally stay with us for the entirety of the semester, with the opportunity to extend. If you are interested in interning with us, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. We regret that we can’t respond to all inquiries, but we will be in touch if we feel that you are a good fit for the position when an opening is available.
Q: Is it true you all get along? Aren’t agents supposed to be competitive with each other?
A: We were great friends before we started TBG. A lot of people say you shouldn’t go into business with your friends—and we are so glad we ignored that advice! The spirit of collegiality is strong at TBG, and we have been able to parlay the genuine affection we have for each other into support for all of our books. You can learn more about our collaborative team here.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you have for aspiring writers?
A: Our best advice is to read widely and daily, across genres. Great writers are great readers first and foremost. Happy reading!