Welcome to Curtis Brown

We are Australia’s oldest and largest literary agency representing a diverse range of Australian and New Zealand writers.

Curtis Brown is keen to source works by young and promising writers whilst also looking after many established clients and significant estates.

On our website you will find information about our agency, how to submit material to us, and the clients and Estates we represent.

Our Sydney office is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

SUBMISSIONS: Our Submissions Department is currently OPEN. Please check our submission guidelines for further information.


Hannah Kent shortlisted for 2014 Baileys Prize

Well done to Hannah Kent, whose debut novel BURIAL RITES (Picador, Pan Macmillan) has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Baileys Prize (formerly known as the Orange Prize) in the UK.  The winner will be announced on June 4. Good luck, Hannah!


Allyse Near wins two categories at the 2013 Aurealis Awards

Double congrats to Allyse Near on her double win at the 2013 Aurealis Awards.  Her debut novel FAIRYTALES FOR WILDE GIRLS (Random House) was awarded 'Best YA Novel' (tie) & 'Best Horror Novel'.  Well done!


Hélène Young wins at the ARRA Awards

HALF MOON BAY by Hélène Young has been voted 'Favourite Romantic Suspense'  novel by the Australian Romance Readers Association in Sydney on March 22. The cover was also voted 'Favourite Cover'. Congratulations to Helene, and her publisher, Penguin Books.

Zusak, Markus. 2013 (upper body B&W). Credit Page Thirteen

Markus Zusak wins Margaret A. Edwards Award 2014

A huge congratulations to Markus Zusak on receiving the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. This prestigious award is presented annually by the American Library Association for a "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature". See the press release here. Well done, Markus!