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Pitching an Agent: The Chudney Agency

This new one-man shop is looking exclusively for middle-grade and young-adult fiction.

- October 26, 2004

Number of agents: One
Number of clients: About 35
Notable clients: Young-adult fantasy writer Dia Calhoun, teen fiction writer Gaby Triana, and picture-book illustrator Adrienne Yorinks.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About 40 percent
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 95 percent fiction; 5 percent nonfiction.

Background: Steven Chudney had been in the book-publishing business for more than 15 years when he decided to strike out on his own. But his career change, as it turns out, couldn't have been more ill-timed. He was working at a small, independent house called Winslow Press three years ago when the company began having financial trouble....

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