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Pitching an Agent: DHS Literary

This Texas-based agency is particularly looking for great narrative nonfiction and crime fiction with a twist.

- August 3, 2004

Number of agents: One
Number of clients: About 40
Notable clients: Texas Monthly writer and Best American Crime Writing contributor Skip Hollandsworth; award-winning graphic novelist and crime writer Greg Rucka; Boston Teran, a 2000 Edgar nominee; Oprah "Life Makeovers" expert Cheryl Richardson; Joshua Piven, writer of the "Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" series; and Neiman-Marcus.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: Less than 5 percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 40 percent fiction; 60 percent nonfiction.

Background: David Hale Smith's interest in agenting was sparked years ago by a college professor, and Smith naturally assumed he would be off to New York after graduation ...

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