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Pitching an Agent: B.J. Robbins Literary Agency

What's verboten at this agency? Submitting a "fiction novel." But almost everything else is fair game.

By Jill Singer - December 7, 2004

Number of agents: Two
Number of clients: About 40
Notable clients: Farewell to Manzanar co-author and author of the acclaimed Donner party novel Snow Mountain Passage James D. Houston, Sex Lives of Cannibals author J. Maarten Troost, and many other non-cannibalism obsessed authors like Internet cautionary tale-teller Katherine Tarbox (A Girl Goes Online), and novelists Renee Swindle (Please Please Please), John Hough Jr. (The Last Summer), and Laura Catherine Brown (Quickening). Robbins' previous clients include rapper/actor LL Cool J and Kinks guitarist Dave Davies.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: One to two percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: The ...

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