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Name: Ann Rittenberg, President, Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency, Inc.
Number of agents: One (plus one assistant and one intern)
Number of clients: 50
Notable clients: Bestselling author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River); thriller writer C.J. Box; Laura Whitcomb (A Certain Slant of Light); Adam Fawer (Improbable)
Amount of unsolicited material accepted: Very little; approximately 1 manuscript every other year
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 60 percent/40 percent
Background: Rittenberg got her start as a reporter for the St. Petersburg Times, then worked as an editor at Atheneum before moving on to agenting for the Julian Bach Agency. then forming her own agency in 1992.