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Pitching an Agent: Waxman Literary Agency

This small firm is open to all kinds of fiction—whether literary, commercial, or genre—plus narrative nonfiction and even poetry.

By Jill Singer - July 27, 2004

Number of agents: Three
Number of clients: About 50
Notable clients: Actor Bill Murray, who wrote a title called Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf; Sports Illustrated contributors Larry Burke and John Wertheim; journalist and author Neal Bascomb; NBC golf analyst Johnny Miller; reality television guru Mark Burnett; New Yorker writer Frank Gannon.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About 10 percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 25 percent fiction, 75 percent nonfiction.

Background: The agency was founded in 1997 by Scott Waxman, a former HarperCollins editor. Wendy Rohm, based in Chicago, and Farley Chase, who recently moved to agenting after several years editing at Miramax Books, both ...

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