This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, use the Reprints tool at the top of any article or visit:

Back to Previous Page

 Mail    Print   Share Share

Pitching an Agent: Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency

This mid-sized agency's tastes are broad and eclectic, and the projects its agents take on are less defined by subject than by the quality of the writing.

By Jill Singer - June 1, 2004

Number of agents: Three
Number of clients: About 200
Notable clients: Novelist, poet, rock-and-roll biographer, and Vanity Fair contributing editor Nick Tosches; science-fiction writer and co-screenwriter of 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke; Parade editor and CEO Walter Anderson; American Book Award winner J. California Cooper; and New York Times bestsellers Diana Gabaldon and Terry Goodkind.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: Depends on the agent. The youngest agent, Anna Ghosh, estimates that she accepts as much as 10 percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 30 percent fiction, 70 percent nonfiction.

Background: The Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency was founded in 1992 by three ...

AvantGuild Sign Up Now!Sign Up Now!

The How to Pitch series is worth its weight in gold. In just the first month I'd already benefited enough to consider the cost of joining well worth it. -- Gaen Murphree
AvantGuild benefits give you access to:
  • Premium content, including our How to Pitch Guides, an indispensable tool for freelance writers. view sample >
  • Savings of up to $35 per class on courses and seminars.
  • Insurance discounts for freelancers and small businesses, including medical, dental, auto and home.
  • Lots of other professional discounts, including ZipCar (a $50 value) and your choice of magazine subscriptions (a $10 value).

... and much more! View all benefits or Sign up now!

Already an AvantGuild member?

Log in here to view the full page.

remember me
forgot your password?