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Pitching an Agent: Lori Perkins Agency

This journalist-turned-author-turned-agent is a self-identified purveyor of "feminist smut." Writing the Latino Gone With the Wind shoots you straight to the top of her slush pile.

- June 20, 2006

Number of agents: One-and-a-half—Perkins, who is New York-based, and a Los Angeles agent, Amy Stout, who does only young adult material
Number of clients: 70
Notable clients: Jenna Jameson (How To Make Love Like a Porn Star), Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for The Doors, John Skipp, co-author of Light at the End of the Tunnel, Maryann Carver (What It Used to Be Like)
Amount of unsolicited material accepted: Perkins receives 30,000 requests for representation each year, but only took on 11 new clients last year, "because I am handling a lot of erotica for women—feminist smut," she ...

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