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Pitching an Agent: 'Open To All Kinds of Projects'

'I am drawn to projects that help people figure out their place in this darn world.'

- October 24, 2006

Name/ company: Helen Zimmermann, The Zimmermann Agency
Number of agents: One
Number of clients: 18
Notable clients: Susan Richards (Chosen by A Horse, Soho/Harcourt), Anna Salter (Shiny Water and Fault Lines, Simon & Schuster, Truth Catcher , Pegasus Books), Charley Rosen (More Than A Game and No Blood No Foul, both Seven Stories Press), Robert Harris (101 Things NOT To Do Before You Die, St. Martin's Press)
Amount of unsolicited material accepted: 3 percent
Fiction vs. non: 25 percent fiction, 75 percent non-fiction

Background: Zimmerman began her career in the marketing department at Random House almost 20 years ago, then became director of advertising ...

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