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 ...
The How to Pitch series is worth its weight in gold. In just the first month I'd already benefited enough to consider the cost of joining well worth it.
-- Gaen Murphree
- Premium content, including our How to Pitch Guides, an indispensable tool for freelance writers. view sample >
- Savings of up to $35 per class on mediabistro.com courses and seminars.
- Insurance discounts for freelancers and small businesses, including medical, dental, auto and home.
- Lots of other professional discounts, including ZipCar (a $50 value) and your choice of magazine subscriptions (a $10 value).
... and much more! View all benefits or Sign up now!