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Pitching an Agent: 'More Than 20 Years of Selling Substantial Nonfiction'

These agents seek queries for everything from thrillers to memoirs

By M. David Hornbuckle - September 9, 2008
Name of agency: Helen Rees Literary Agency
Number of agents: Three
Number of clients: Hundreds
Notable clients: Alan Dershowitz, Jack Welch, Frank Luntz, John Kerry, Michael Hammer, Jim Champy, and Michael Abrashoff.
Amount of unsolicited material selected: One or two percent
Fiction vs. nonfiction: About 70 percent nonfiction, but their fiction list is expanding.

Background: Before founding her literary agency ...

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