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Pitching an Agent: The Literary Group

This two-office agency devotes equal attention to commercial "chick lit," business exposes, self-help, and multicultural titles.

- May 18, 2004

Number of agents: Four
Number of clients: More than 200
Notable clients: Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Philadelphia Inquirer reporter George Anastasia; basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; author, HIV activist, and New York Times best-selling author J.L. King; pop stars Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears; and ex-footballer Terry Bradshaw.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About 2 percent
Fiction vs. nonfiction: The breakdown is evenly split, 50/50.

Background: Industry veteran Frank Weimann founded The Literary Group in 1986, and since then, the agency has represented more than two dozen bestsellers and placed diverse titles internationally. "What makes us successful is that ...

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