How to Submit

You have decided to take the next step in your writing career by submitting your query letter to this agency. The first thing you need to do is contact the agent using the email that is mentioned in the bio. The agent wants to know these key things to make an assessment in the consultation process to see if you are a good fit for Pigeon House Agency. Please answer the following questions.

  1. What kind of person are you?

  2. Why are you the one to write this story?

  3. What inspires you to write?

  4. What makes you thrive as a writer?

  5. What's your favorite animal?

  6. What are your hobbies?

  7. What are the first three random words that come to your mind.

  8. Do you have a secret talent? If so, what is it?

  9. What song best describes you?

  10. Why did you choose Pigeon House?

Pigeon House would like you to put QUERY in the subject line along with the TITLE of your book. Then, we would like the answer to all ten of the questions listed, the one page query letter and the first fifteen page of your book. In addition, we ask that you put a small picture of yourself in the top left hand corner of your query letter and submit it as a Word or PDF document. Answering the questions in the body of the email is fine.

We regret that we can not respond to any query letters that are sent via the contact me page, Twitter, Instagram or any other forms. We do not accept mail queries via our Paris, Munich or NYC offices, so if you have a typed manuscripts and would like to submit to Pigeon House, please use Microsoft Office or Adobe Scan to scan and then upload the first fifteen pages.

Please do NOT send exclusive query letters. At Pigeon, queries that are responded to as not a fit for the agency, but are good stories overall, will be referred to a literary agency that we feel is a good fit for your book, or they may or will be rejected.

​The goal at Pigeon House is to respond to every query. If you won't receive a response within four to six week, which is our response time, please feel free to visit the Pigeon House website, click the Contact Me page and let us know which book your wrote so we can get back to you with an update.

​If the agent is interested in your work, they will request the full manuscript. Please allow another four to six weeks for a response. Please check back with Pigeon House before you accept an offer of representation by going to the Contact Me page on the Pigeon House website and sending us a message.

The Pigeon House Agency is so grateful for all the submissions and queries that we receive and we understand that your work is important to you as they are important to us and we thank you very much for considering us for your project.


Please note: We do NOT charge reading fees. The only fees we charge is when you get your book deal, in this event, the standard is 15%.


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