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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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