About Us

The Dorie Simmonds Agency Ltd. is a London-based literary agency that handles a wide range of subjects including general nonfiction and commercial fiction, children’s books and associated rights. Our client list includes award-winning and bestselling authors alongside promising newcomers.

Dorie Simmonds, literary agent, has worked in the publishing industry for more than fifteen years with experience on both sides of the Atlantic. Her tastes are as versatile as her experience, and she will consider material from any genre except reference books and children’s picture books. Dorie studied at Vassar College and The London School of Economics and has worked at William Morrow & Company and Dell Publishing in the US, as well as Dorling Kindersley and Reed Children’s in the UK before opening her agency.

Sarah Armstrong, literary agent assistant, joined the agency in February 2015.  She graduated from the University of Exeter with a master’s degree in English criticism and theory. Sarah manages the office and reads unsolicited submissions. She is always on the hunt for new trends, talents and interesting stories that need to be told.

Shannon Kelly, intern, recently joined the agency. She looks after all things digital, including social media and website development, and also assists with submissions.