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Pitching an Agent: Janis A. Donnaud & Associates

A nonfiction-only shop with an emphasis on food writing and quirky narratives

By Jill Singer - March 22, 2005

Number of agents: One
Number of clients: About 35
Notable clients: Ms. magazine founding editor and More contributor Suzanne Braun Levine (Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood); the Food Network's Paula Deen, author of the best-selling cookbook Living It Up, Southern Style; La Brea bakery owner Nancy Silverton; photographer Valerie Shaff and Roy Blount Jr., authors of a series of animal photography books including If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You, a #1 on; and CBS sportscaster and former Miss America Phyllis George.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: Less than 5 percent
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