Submission Guidelines

The Friedrich Agency has two principal agents: Molly Friedrich and Lucy Carson. If you decide to submit your query to us, please query only one of our agents.

We accept queries both by email and snail mail, whichever format is most comfortable for the author. Please refrain from sending unsolicited manuscripts. We are a small but busy office and unless we read your letter and request to see more, piles of unsolicited manuscripts will make us nuts! A standard query letter, articulate and informative, is preferred. Here are a few quick notes:

  • If you send us a query in the mail, please do not include a CD with your manuscript on it. It might not apply to our rule about piles of paper, but it creates extra work and makes us worry about viruses, etc.

  • If you send a query by email, please use the body of the message to present your work (no attachments), and please do not attach your manuscript unless we request it. We don't open attachments without knowing the sender, or expecting something in particular.

  • Please do not show up at our offices unannounced. That scares us! It simply does not advance your cause.

  • Background and personal information (when relevant to your project) is encouraged, but ultimately our interest will depend on the synopsis.

  • The overwhelming preponderance of our list is “fiction and non-fiction for the adult trade audience”. Are there exceptions? Of course! But it’s rare, and something to keep in mind if you decide to query us.

Don’t panic! Do the best you can, and we’ll do the best we can.

To Query by Mail:

The Friedrich Agency
19 West 21st Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10010

To Query by Email:

Molly - mfriedrich@friedrichagency.com
Lucy - lcarson@friedrichagency.com

For all subsidiary rights inquiries including Film, Foreign, Audio, Serial and Electronic, please contact lcarson@friedrichagency.com.

For General Inquiries please contact mriggs@friedrichagency.com.