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Pitching an Agent: RLR Literary

This small agency loves working with first-time authors.

By Jill Singer - October 19, 2004

Number of agents: Two
Number of clients: About 40
Notable clients: Civil war historian Shelby Foote, Yankees manager Joe Torre, Karyn Bosnak of SaveKaryn.com, baseball announcer Tim McCarver, Edgar award winner Dan Ehrenhaft. Corporate clients include The Knot and the PGA Tour.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About 5 percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 30 percent fiction; 70 percent nonfiction

Background: This small agency was started more than 20 years ago as the literary arm of RLR Associates, a large sports and broadcasting talent agency owned by Robert Rosen. Over the years, RLR Literary has gone through a number of principals, but it's currently ...

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