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Pitching an Agent: The Knight Agency

The three women who run this bicoastal agency, with outposts in L.A. and Atlanta, are on the lookout for women's fiction of all kinds.

- April 19, 2005

Number of agents: Three
Number of clients: About 75
Notable clients: New York Times best-selling paranormal romance author Karen Marie Moning; chick lit author Cara Lockwood whose I Do, (But I Don't) is now a Lifetime movie; up-and-coming romance author Gena Showalter; writer of African-American and inspirational romance Jacquelin Thomas; and Coconut Diet author Cherie Calbom.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: Less than 5 percent, though about 40 percent of the total client list has come in through the slush pile over the years.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 70 percent fiction; 30 percent nonfiction

Background: As a region, the South has ...

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