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Pitching an Agent: The Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency

It's a successful, one-man operation—five New York Times bestsellers in its first five years successful—looking for narrative nonfiction and commercial fiction.

- September 21, 2004

Number of agents: One
Number of clients: About 75
Notable clients: Perfect Storm author and National Magazine Award winner Sebastian Junger; 2000 National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick; New York Times bestseller Linda Greenlaw; novelist and Edgar Award nominee Mary Kay Andrews; and best-selling author, critic, and University of Delaware journalism department director Ben Yagoda.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About 1 percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 30 percent fiction and 70 percent nonfiction.

Background: In 1980, Stuart Krichevsky was about to graduate from NYU, so he got a job—like so many matriculating seniors do—about as low on the totem pole as one ...

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