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Pitching An Agent: Red Sofa Literary

This one-woman agency seeks enthusiastic writers who pen clever and original nonfiction

- March 21, 2011

Number of agents: One
Number of clients: 20
Notable clients: Brian Boone, Colleen Bradford Krantz, Jules Doyle, Sarah Garb, Stacey Graham and Sonia Halbach
Amount of unsolicited material selected: About 30 percent
Fiction vs. Nonfiction: 98 percent nonfiction, two percent YA fiction

Background: Established by Dawn Frederick, previously of Sebastian Literary Agency, Red Sofa Literary prides itself on the celebration of the quirky and eccentric ideas ever present in the publishing community. Frederick brings to the table fervent enthusiasm and an all-encompassing knowledge of the book business: over 10 years of experience as a bookseller and store manager, an editor for a YA publisher, a published nonfiction author, and five years as an associate literary agent.

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