To query an individual agent, please follow the specific query guidelines outlined in the agent’s profile. Not all agents are currently accepting unsolicited queries.
To query the agency, please send a 1-2 page query letter describing your book, and include information about any previously published works, your audience, and your platform. Remember that this letter is our introduction to your work and who you are as an author and, if applicable, an expert in your field. If someone kindly referred you to us, do please let us know. You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to receive a response.
-Do not forget to include contact information
-Please allow a minimum of 8 weeks for a response
-Do not email your query (unless an agent specifies this preference); NB: Email queries are often held by spam filters and may not be received.
-If you’re not querying a particular agent, you can address your query to David Black/The David Black Agency
-We do not keep and are not responsible for maintaining records or copies of the queries we receive. If you do not receive a response from us, then you did not include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
-If you send additional material (not preferred), please include enough postage for us to return your material to you.
-Please do not send payment (checks or money) for postage, perishables, or other ancillary material with your query.