Pitching an Agent: Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency
This mid-sized agency's tastes are broad and eclectic, and the projects its agents take on are less defined by subject than by the quality of the writing.
June 1, 2004
Number of agents: Three
Number of clients: About 200
Notable clients: Novelist, poet, rock-and-roll biographer, and Vanity Fair contributing editor Nick Tosches; science-fiction writer and co-screenwriter of 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke; Parade editor and CEO Walter Anderson; American Book Award winner J. California Cooper; and New York Times bestsellers Diana Gabaldon and Terry Goodkind.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: Depends on the agent. The youngest agent, Anna Ghosh, estimates that she accepts as much as 10 percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 30 percent fiction, 70 percent nonfiction.
Background: The Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency was founded in 1992 by three ...
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