Literary and Screenplay agency for Australian books and screenplays. We have 18+ years experience as a talent booking agency, corporate bookings for entertainers, comedians & musicians etc. National tours, Brand product placement in feature films and event management. E-Books and Print on Demand books experience.
Now open for submissions:
For new and emerging (including self published) non-fiction authors and screenwriters specializing in the spiritual and ghost realms, please read below before contacting us or submitting your work. Thank you. Sorry, we do not accept poetry of fiction fantasy.
FYI an excerpt from The Australian Writers Marketplace website: FAQ page: Should I have a literary agent and what do they do?
Many publishers do not accept unsolicited manuscripts i.e. not specifically requested by the publisher or not submitted by a literary agent. Finding a literary agent to represent you to publishers is similar to approaching a publisher. Literary agents look for talented, marketable writers who generally have a publication history.
Literary agents act as a conduit between authors and publishers: they sell projects to book publishers, or television and film producers, and they negotiate contracts for their clients. Some agents look after a variety of writers, including non-fiction, poetry, screen writing, adult and children’s fiction, while others choose to specialise in a particular genre or area.
As well as bringing you and your work to the attention of publishers, your agent will use their industry knowledge and contacts to protect your financial and legal interests, making sure that you, and all the authors on their list, get the most out of their contracts. Opinions on the importance of agents vary among established authors; some writers prefer to negotiate for themselves, but most find their agent an invaluable part of their business team.
Agents only get paid if they sell your work. Typically they receive 15% of whatever you earn in advances or royalties. They should not receive any more than this, and they certainly should not be paid any upfront fees or reading fees – this is the sign of a huckster. Getting paid on commission encourages agents to invest in authors they believe in and work hard to sell your work for the best deal possible. If you pay an agent upfront fees, they have no impetus to sell your work.
Terms and Conditions:
- Please ensure your work is 100% original and is copyright protected (c)
- You have retained copies of your work, prior to submitting to us, as we can’t guarantee it won’t be lost in digital transit.
- We ask that you submit your work in digital format only i.e. word docs/pdf’s.
- All Entertainment Depot client’s works/manuscripts/screenplays, negotiations and financial interests are strictly confidential
- If an author/screenwriter is already listed with another literary agency, or publisher we cannot accept their works
- Entertainment Depot agents do not charge a reading fee and conduct our agency business ethically and lawfully
- Entertainment Depot agents will not represent a buyer or a seller in the same transaction
- All earnings on our clients’ work will be paid within 14 days of receipt and clearance of funds from the bank
- Entertainment Depot shall have a continuing right to full commission on all contracts negotiated and renewed
- Entertainment Depot shall be paid an agency fee between 10% & 15%, as mutually agreed
- If professional legal advice is required, it is understood that the client is advised, is quoted by the legal firm and is 100% liable for full payment directly to that legal firm. Entertainment Depot does not take/charge clients fees for outsourced necessary advice
- Hiring professional editors and screenwriters: please refer to above (11)
- All clients must enter into a written agreement prior to any promotional work carried out by Entertainment Depot
- All clients must guarantee that there work/story/writing is original. We reserve the right to cancel all agreements if we it is proved/claimed by others that the work submitted was not theirs.
What to submit:
- An email with all your contact details, as we like to chat and get to know each other upfront
- A summary of what your book/screenplay includes, spiritual contact, true supernatural experiences etc.
- Information about you: do you have any previous writing/publishing/awards/credentials
- A few sample chapters, what you consider the best – both the highs and lows, happy and sad.
- Information that conveys the depth of the story line, why would it make a great Netflix series?
- Once we have received your proposal, we will email you to confirm
- If your work is not accepted by us, please remember that this industry is highly competitive on a global scale, we can only take on projects that we feel have strong commercial appeal.