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Pitching an Agent: Donald Maass Lit.

This fiction-only agency is looking to build series and grow careers.

By Jill Singer - June 29, 2004

Number of agents: Four
Number of clients: About 150
Notable clients: Mystery writers Anne Perry, Stuart M. Kaminsky, and Parnell Hall; science fiction and fantasy writers Todd McCaffrey and Canadian up-and-comer Nalo Hopkinson; and historical-fiction writer Jack Whyte.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: The agency receives more than 7,000 queries and takes on about dozen new clients each year. But most of the new clients here come in through cold, unsolicited queries.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: Fiction only.

Background: Donald Maass got his start in publishing as an editor at Dell in the late '70s, but he quickly moved ...

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