Pitching an Agent

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Pitching an Agent: Scribe Agency Pitching an Agent: Scribe Agency
This one-man agency wants writers who will raise the bar for contemporary fiction.
By M. David Hornbuckle, August 13, 2012

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Pitching an Agent: Wm Clark Associates
This one-man, New York-based operation is looking for clients with an urban sensibility.
By Jill Singer, July 10, 2012
Pitching an Agent: Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
This agency's hungry for new writers, so find a spot on the diverse client list with an eloquent proposal.
By Blake Gernstetter, June 8, 2012
Pitching An Agent: Brown Literary Agency
A fan of "happily ever after" narratives, this boutique agency seeks marketable romantic fiction on the spicy side.
By M. David Hornbuckle, May 24, 2012
Pitching An Agent: Laura Langlie
This 'very persistent' agent has been known to invest four years in helping her clients secure book deals.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, March 20, 2012
Pitching An Agent: Castiglia Literary Agency
The door is wide open for fiction at this agency, but women's novels and thrillers are likely to score extra attention.
By Jeff Rivera, June 28, 2011
Pitching An Agent: RLR Associates, Ltd.
This lit agent is willing to help new authors as long as they pen an engaging query.
By Jeff Rivera, June 21, 2011
Pitching An Agent: The Croce Agency
Fiction authors who study the market and know their readership could land a book deal at this agency.
By Jeff Rivera, June 14, 2011
Pitching An Agent: The Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency
Dubbed the "Diane Keaton" of literary agents, this book lover seeks superb writing from unique perspectives.
By Jeff Rivera, June 7, 2011
Pitching An Agent: Epstein Literary Agency
Excellent writing with a 'journalistic narrative' is always welcome at this one-woman book agency.
By Jeff Rivera, May 3, 2011
Pitching An Agent: The Bent Agency
Work that elicits a multitude of emotions is wanted by this boutique lit agency.
By Jeff Rivera, April 25, 2011
Pitching An Agent: Natasha Kern Literary Agency
Books that are 'truly inspiring and unforgettable' will get lots of t.l.c. at this one-woman lit agency.
By Jeff Rivera, April 19, 2011
Pitching An Agent: Judith Ehrlich Literary Management LLC
Talented authors with a strong interest in self-promotion could thrive at this boutique agency.
By Jeff Rivera, April 5, 2011
Pitching An Agent: Red Sofa Literary
Motivated writers with 'smart, quirky nonfiction' will fit right in at this lit agency.
By Jeff Rivera, March 21, 2011
Pitching An Agent: James Fitzgerald Agency
If you have a fresh perspective on society and culture, this New York-based lit agency wants to rep your work.
By Jeff Rivera, March 14, 2011
Pitching An Agent: Mendel Media Group
This professor turned book agent seeks nonfiction with a 'quick-moving narrative' and fiction that has a 'strong voice.'
By Jeff Rivera, March 1, 2011
Pitching An Agent: Andrew Lownie Literary Agency
'An author who has some sort of platform or profile and can write fluently' will impress this journo turned lit agent.
By Jeff Rivera, February 8, 2011
Pitching An Agent: The Strothman Agency
To join this lit agency's stable of authors, writers must 'put words on paper in a way that is utterly compelling.'
By Jeff Rivera, January 31, 2011
Pitching an Agent: FinePrint Literary Management
Interested in long-term relationships with authors, this agency seeks fiction and nonfiction that will excel in digital and print arenas.
By Jeff Rivera, January 24, 2011
Pitching an Agent: Evatopia Literary Management
This middle grade and YA-loving agency is seeking 'passionate' and 'patient' authors.
By Jeff Rivera, December 20, 2010
Pitching an Agent: Redhammer Management, Ltd.
Children's and young adult fiction from intelligent scribes are in demand at this boutique agency.
By Jeff Rivera, November 29, 2010
Pitching An Agent: Talbot Fortune Agency
Your fortune could change for the better with a passionate, professional pitch to these lit agents.
By Jeff Rivera, November 8, 2010
Pitching An Agent: Creative Authors Ltd.
This UK-based agency seeks experts and journalists to pen nonfiction with strong commercial appeal and 'a bit of quirkiness.'
By Jeff Rivera, October 21, 2010
Pitching An Agent: Daniel Literary Group
Nonfiction authors with the triple threat of an established platform, timely idea, and solid writing can win over this seasoned agent.
By Jeff Rivera, October 14, 2010
Pitching An Agent: Felicia Eth Literary Representation
Invested in 'shaping authors' careers,' this agent seeks smart, engaging fiction and provocative nonfiction from writers who are 'dynamite at promotion.'
By Jeff Rivera, October 7, 2010
Pitching An Agent: Waterside Productions
Nonfiction authors with the proper credentials have a shot at representation at this agency, which seeks how-to's and books that will 'make a difference.'
By Jeff Rivera, August 17, 2010
Pitching An Agent: Renaissance Literary & Talent
This celebrity-driven literary management company welcomes new blood with 'terrific writing, strong concepts and platforms.'
By Jeff Rivera, July 26, 2010
Pitching An Agent: Publication Riot Group
This agency grooms prolific writers into bestselling authors, so long as they have a full understanding of the market and the credentials to back up their proposals.
By Jeff Rivera, June 7, 2010
Pitching An Agent: Ted Weinstein Literary Management
From riveting memoirs and serious biographies to current affairs and cookbooks, this agent represents compelling nonfiction, often from journalists and academics.
By M. David Hornbuckle, April 6, 2010
Pitching An Agent: The Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Almost 'anything with a strong hook' goes at this shop, provided you can present a solid platform and impress the agents in 10 pages or less.
By M. David Hornbuckle, February 22, 2010
Pitching An Agent: 'Promoting A World Of Culinary Talent'
This literary agency digs in to innovative cookbooks, culinary nonfiction, and women's health proposals.
By M. David Hornbuckle, August 24, 2009
Pitching An Agent: Gail Ross Literary Agency
Founded by a media lawyer and consultant, this agency seeks compelling nonfiction -- from memoir and biography to politics and current events.
By M. David Hornbuckle, June 30, 2009
Pitching An Agent: Open To Good Stories In Any Genre
After decades as an editor and "author's advocate in-house," this agent now uses his expertise to manage a diverse client list.
By M. David Hornbuckle, June 16, 2009
Pitching An Agent: Committed To Helping Writers Become Authors
These agents want fiction and nonfiction authors who can deliver polished proposals, groundbreaking writing, and fresh protagonists.
By M. David Hornbuckle, April 14, 2009
Pitching An Agent: Quirky Queries Wanted
Attention to detail and a deep interest in genre fiction make this agency a top spot for sci-fi and fantasy queries.
By M. David Hornbuckle, March 24, 2009
Pitching An Agent: Self-Help and Memoir With Wide Market Appeal
These experienced agents are looking for authors to join their list of fiction and nonfiction scribes who spin motivating stories.
By M. David Hornbuckle, March 10, 2009
Pitching An Agent: An Appetite For Children's, YA, And Cookbooks
Drawing from her experience as a teacher and children's bookstore owner, this agent immerses herself in the youth fiction market.
By M. David Hornbuckle, February 24, 2009
Pitching An Agent: Filling The Niche Of Inspirational Romances
This teacher-turned-agent has a soft spot for love stories and a strong record of landing multi-book deals.
By M. David Hornbuckle, February 10, 2009
Pitching An Agent: From Rocket Scientist To Young Adult Lit Maven
This agent works with an eclectic mix of seasoned authors and emerging writers to develop and market their material.
By M. David Hornbuckle, January 27, 2009
Pitching An Agent: 'Interested In A Terrific Platform'
For both fiction and non, authors with a 'unique voice and point of view' will capture this agent's attention.
By M. David Hornbuckle, January 13, 2009
Pitching an Agent: 'Specializing in Spanish Nonfiction'
This agent focuses on the growing niche of Hispanic-interest nonfiction, as well as general interest books in English.
By M. David Hornbuckle, November 25, 2008
Pitching an Agent: 'Major Literary Voices'
Editors at this agency seek quality, voice-driven manuscripts from up-and-coming authors.
By M. David Hornbuckle, November 3, 2008
Pitching An Agent: 'A Passion For Story'
This eclectic agency seeks well-crafted narratives for its expanding list of fiction and nonfiction.
By M. David Hornbuckle, October 27, 2008
Pitching An Agent: 'Award-Winning Commercial Fiction'
This agency is open to well-crafted queries from mature authors with a demonstrated platform.
By M. David Hornbuckle, October 21, 2008
Pitching an Agent: 'Intimate with All Areas of the Publishing Process'
An extensive publishing background and a small client list enables strong relationships between this agent and his writers.
By M. David Hornbuckle, October 14, 2008
Pitching an Agent: 'Collaboration Is The Cornerstone'
This up-and-coming agent has an affinity for 'irresistible' and 'captivating' narratives in fiction and nonfiction.
By M. David Hornbuckle, October 6, 2008
Pitching an Agent: 'Leapfrog Over The Competition'
This agency finds a 'remarkably high number' of saleable unsolicited queries, so get your nonfiction proposal ready.
By M. David Hornbuckle, September 29, 2008
Pitching an Agent: Looking for 'Fire in the Belly'
A fresh POV and smart marketing plans will make an impression on this mostly nonfiction agent.
By M. David Hornbuckle, September 23, 2008
Pitching an Agent: 'More Than 20 Years of Selling Substantial Nonfiction'
A long line of bestsellers makes this agency a prime place for your book project.
By M. David Hornbuckle, September 9, 2008
Pitching an Agent: 'Build a Brand'
This Kansas-based lawyer-turned-literary agent is actively seeking "authors with a platform, who wish to build a brand with multiple projects."
By M. David Hornbuckle, July 29, 2008
Pitching an Agent: 'The Bigger Picture'
This agency works with authors to make their work as marketable as possible.
By M. David Hornbuckle, July 8, 2008
Pitching an Agent: 'A True Partnership'
This agent takes pride in the fact that her relatively small number of clients can always reach her "within minutes."
By M. David Hornbuckle, July 1, 2008
Pitching an Agent: 'Prescriptive Nonfiction With a Twist'
This boutique agency is not bluffing about its interest in quirky nonfiction books.
By M. David Hornbuckle, June 24, 2008
Pitching An Agent: 'The Personal Touch'
This agent is committed to giving his clients the 'best service available' by representing 30 clients at a time.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, June 2, 2008
Pitching An Agent: 'Looking For Exceptional Voices'
This team of agents will take on your fiction and nonfiction, at any stage in your career.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, May 6, 2008
Pitching An Agent: 'Long-Term Vision for Writing Career'
Write what you know and let these specialized agents take it from there.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, April 9, 2008
Pitching an Agent: 'Your Partner Through Every Stage'
Convince these agents your nonfiction is new and marketable, and they'll take you from proposal to publication.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, March 18, 2008
Pitching An Agent: 'Promoting An Author's Overall Career'
By providing 'a complete range of services,' this small shop goes beyond traditional agencies to sell its authors.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, November 28, 2007
Pitching An Agent: 'I'll Work With The Author to Make It Saleable'
This documentary producer-turned-agent holds nonfiction close to her heart and will help broaden your book's sales
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, September 25, 2007
Pitching an Agent: The Nonfiction Boutique
If you've got an uplifting work of nonfiction about pets or parenting with a personal touch, this agent wants to work with you.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, September 21, 2007
Pitching An Agent: Repping Those Who Want to Write Full-Time
If you're cooking up a series or have a multi-book plan in mind, this agent wants to work with you, especially if you write nonfiction.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, July 18, 2007
Pitching An Agent: Retaining Clients For The Long Haul
With six-figure film rights sales and a wealth of longtime clients, this hands-on agent takes care of her authors.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, June 27, 2007
Pitching An Agent: Taking On New Nonfiction Authors
This magazine editor-turned agent recruits writers to pen funny, "practical nonfiction" books.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, June 13, 2007
Pitching An Agent: Offering 'Total Involvement With The Project'
Craft deal-worthy proposals with this agent who enlists clients after reading their magazine articles.
May 7, 2007
Pitching An Agent: After 'Experts In Various Subjects'
Pop and commercial novels through "genuinely new" tomes sought by nine-agent team -- prior publishing credits not required.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, April 25, 2007
Pitching An Agent: Your Calls Answered, Any Time
This agent accepts those "frantic Saturday calls," and seeks clients who've got multiple books in them.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, April 4, 2007
Pitching an Agent: Nonfiction 'An Easier Sell'
While these agents dig a well-written true story, they'll accept across genres if writers bring a "voice" and a clip or three.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, March 21, 2007
Pitching an Agent: 'Willing to Help Guide Authors' Careers'
This agent's desire to develop his client list means he may be eager to represent your interesting narrative nonfiction, and he'll collaborate to aid new authors whose proposals need polish.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, February 28, 2007
Pitching an Agent: Guiding Authors 'So They Can Do This For Life'
Across a majority of genres, 'a cute idea and a cute concept' will win this agent's attention.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, January 2, 2007
Pitching an Agent: Door Open to Innovative Authors
When collaborating with authors, these agents 'become as excited about a project as the person who started it.'
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, December 11, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Inviting Authoritative, Distinctive Voices
Got a protagonist "who sees the world from a unique perspective?" Non-fiction in an authoritative voice? This agent wants it all.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, November 21, 2006
Pitching an Agent: 'Open To All Kinds of Projects'
Though this new agent's eager to acquire regardless of subject matter, if your book project's about extreme sports, you may be her match made in author/agent heaven.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, October 24, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Nail the Three-Sentence Query
This newspaper reporter-turned-literary agent hasn't lost the penchant for brevity, so book pitches sent her way shouldn't waste words.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, October 9, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Discovering 'Important New Voices'
A former acquisitions editor, this agent collaborates with authors to give them the best possible shot in the marketplace.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, October 2, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Giving Authors 'A Competitive Advantage'
By blogging about submissions she's greenlit and passed on, this one-woman agency couldn't make matching her tastes any easier.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, September 27, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Got a Gimmick?
"Gimmicky" isn't a bad word to this fiction agent, who likes his mystery, romance and young adult series linked by a theme.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, September 20, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Bob Mecoy / Creative Book Services
Can you write about popular science as narrative? If so, this agent says he'd kill for your work.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, July 11, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Lori Perkins Agency
Writing the Latino Gone With the Wind shoots you straight to the top of Perkins' slush pile, but send this journalist-turned-agent your social science fiction or feminist erotica, too.
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, June 20, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Ben Salmon / Rights Unlimited
An eclectic list of bestselling authors and a domestic rights arm still in its infancy makes this agency an ideal launchpad for authors seeking extra attention
By Rachel Kramer Bussel, June 13, 2006
Pitching an Agent: TriadaUS Literary Agency
A new agency tries to bring civility back to the business
By Aileen Gallagher, March 14, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises
A veteran editor is now a veteran agent
By Aileen Gallagher, March 1, 2006
Pitching An Agent: Folio Literary Management
A new agency looks to newspapers, magazines and the web for authors with talent and ideas
By Aileen Gallagher, February 14, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Julie Barer, Barer Literary LLC
Though she has a soft spot for short stories, this agent is looking to add to her list with some nonfiction, too
By Aileen Gallagher, January 24, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Janet Reid, JetReid Literary Agency
A solo agent has her eye out for mysteries and loves smaller presses "passionately"—though she has sold to the biggies, too
By Aileen Gallagher, January 4, 2006
Pitching an Agent: Arthur Klebanoff, Scott Meredith Literary Agency
This longtime agent has a long backlist but an exclusive roster of active clients
By Aileen Gallagher, December 20, 2005
Pitching an Agent: The Joy Harris Literary Agency
With talented clients and 15 years of experience, this agency has some weight in the publishing world
By Aileen Gallagher, November 29, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Judith Riven Literary Agency
This veteran agent sells cookbooks, parenting books, and is looking for those who can tackle issues with strong narratives
By Aileen Gallagher, November 15, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Kraas Literary Agency
This small agency consistently sells books ranging from women's fiction to YA to commercial thrillers
By Aileen Gallagher, November 1, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Lynne Rabinoff Associates
This one-woman agency represents journalists who are experts in their field
By Aileen Gallagher, October 18, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Janklow & Nesbit Associates
It might be tough to land on this small, powerful agency's list, but you'll be there for life.
By Aileen Gallagher, September 20, 2005
Pitching an Agent: James Fitzgerald Agency
If you have an eye for pop culture, this agency has its eye on you.
By Aileen Gallagher, August 23, 2005
Pitching an Agent: The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency
These agents are eerily good at spying the next big hit
By Jill Singer, August 9, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Joëlle Delbourgo Associates, Inc.
Joëlle Delbourgo knows how to sell your book. She spent more than 25 years buying them.
By Aileen Gallagher, July 26, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Rick Broadhead & Associates Literary Agency
This Canadian author-turned-agent believes you don't have to be in New York to sell books.
By Aileen Gallagher, July 12, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Larry Weissman Literary, LLC
This Brooklyn-based agent seeks journalists with bold voices
By Jill Singer, June 28, 2005
Pitching an Agent: The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency
These agents aren't concerned with a writer's age or previous publishing experience—but if you don't have the writing chops to back up your query, don't come calling
By Jill Singer, June 14, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Artists Literary Group
Two agents with creative and business backgrounds make this agency a perfect blend of art and commerce
By Jill Singer, May 31, 2005
Pitching an Agent: The Strothman Agency
The agents at this Boston-based outfit are activists for their clients in more ways than one.
By Jill Singer, May 3, 2005
Pitching an Agent: The Knight Agency
The three women who run this bicoastal agency, with outposts in L.A. and Atlanta, are on the lookout for women's fiction of all kinds.
By Jill Singer, April 19, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Browne & Miller Literary Associates
A Chicago-based agency with a fondness for eclectic nonfiction and women's fiction of all types
By Iva-Marie Palmer, April 12, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
A mid-sized agency with a distinguished editorial heritage and a contemporary smash hit to its name
By Jill Singer, April 5, 2005
Pitching an Agent: The Park Literary Group
A recently solo agent on the hunt for plot-driven fiction and narrative nonfiction anchored by fascinating characters.
By Jill Singer, March 29, 2005
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
Pitching an Agent: The Helen Heller Agency
This Toronto-based agency is run by a mother and daughter team and a former graphic designer; you can be sure your books will be pretty and handled with care by people with publishing in their blood.
By Jill Singer, March 15, 2005
Pitching an Agent: The Amy Rennert Agency
This small, energetic Bay Area outfit's principal is a former magazine editor-in-chief looking for smart, inventive narratives.
By Jill Singer, March 8, 2005
Pitching an Agent: The Gernert Company
Five agents with widely differing tastes means there's room for almost any project you can imagine at this esteemed boutique agency.
By Jill Singer, March 1, 2005
Pitching an Agent: The Maria Carvainis Agency
Generalists with a serious interest in fiction of all kinds, and in their authors' careers.
By Rebecca Onion, February 22, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Wendy Sherman Associates
A former book editor and a former publisher join forces to make this agency a home for great deals in upmarket categories.
By Jill Singer, February 15, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Malaga Baldi Literary Agency
This independent agency is looking for vibrant voices to explore issues of sexuality, gender, and culture.
By Jill Singer, February 8, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Artists & Artisans
A one-man shop with a successful newbie at the helm seeks a mix of marketable manuscripts
By Jill Singer, February 1, 2005
Pitching an Agent: 2M Communications
This one-woman boutique with a nonfiction specialty can help your ghostwriting career get off the ground.
By Jill Singer, January 25, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Sarah Lazin Books
This agency, headed up by a music-journalism emigre, specializes in narrative nonfiction and women's fiction.
By Jill Singer, January 18, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Kneerim & Williams
The biggest and most prestigious agency in New England is looking for great writers of narrative nonfiction (among other things) to add to its already impressive roster of clients.
By Jill Singer, January 11, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Nicholas Ellison, Inc.
A specialist in commercial fiction with a sideline in intelligent nonfiction.
By Rebecca Onion, January 4, 2005
Pitching an Agent: Martin Literary Management
It's a Los Angeles agency run by a woman who applies the lessons of Hollywood to book publishing.
By Jill Singer, December 28, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Brandt & Hochman
An established agency with a distinguished heritage is looking for writerly types
By Jill Singer, December 21, 2004
Pitching an Agent: DeFiore and Company
An independent agency that prides itself on its editorial acumen.
By Jill Singer, December 14, 2004
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
Pitching an Agent: Wales Literary Agency
A small, discerning Seattle outfit in search of literary nonfiction and fiction from the Pacific Rim and beyond.
By Rebecca Onion, November 30, 2004
Pitching an Agent: The Paul Bresnick Literary Agency
A one-man shop headed by a former editor who's looking for books that in some way convey what it is to be American.
By Jill Singer, November 23, 2004
Pitching an Agent: The Stuart Agency
An independent agency with editorial savvy and a distinguished clientele.
By Jill Singer, November 9, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency
A boutique firm specializing in literary fiction and high-quality narrative nonfiction.
By Jill Singer, November 2, 2004
Pitching an Agent: The Chudney Agency
This new one-man shop is looking exclusively for middle-grade and young-adult fiction.
By Jill Singer, October 26, 2004
Pitching an Agent: RLR Literary
This small agency loves working with first-time authors.
By Jill Singer, October 19, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Writers House LLC
It's the agency behind publishing powerhouses Nora Roberts and Ken Follett and all your children's and young-adult favorites, from the Wakefield twins to Captain Underpants.
By Jill Singer, October 12, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Tessler Literary Agency
This one-woman shop is looking for quality projects that work on several different levels.
By Jill Singer, October 5, 2004
Pitching an Agent: The Susan Golomb Literary Agency
A small agency known for making smart, adventurous choices.
By Jill Singer, September 28, 2004
Pitching an Agent: The Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
It's a successful, one-man operation—five New York Times bestsellers in its first five years successful—looking for narrative nonfiction and commercial fiction.
By Jill Singer, September 21, 2004
Pitching an Agent: The Lazear Agency
This boutique Midwestern agency is known for its social commentary and looking to expand its fiction list.
By Jill Singer, September 14, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Laura Dail Literary Agency
This small agency is looking for a mix of prescriptive and narrative nonfiction, high-concept fiction, and witty YA.
By Jill Singer, August 31, 2004
Pitching an Agent: The Agency Group
This Los Angeles-based agency is looking for smart, hooky books that are just a bit left of the New York publishing center.
By Jill Singer, August 24, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Vigliano Associates
The agency best known for repping boldfaced names is looking to add a range of fiction, nonfiction, and even graphic titles to its list.
By Jill Singer, August 17, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Richard Curtis Associates
This 40-year book-biz veteran says fiction is a hard sell, but he's up for nearly any nonfiction subject you can name.
By Jill Singer, August 10, 2004
Pitching an Agent: DHS Literary
This Texas-based agency is particularly looking for great narrative nonfiction and crime fiction with a twist.
By Jill Singer, August 3, 2004
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
Pitching an Agent: Regal Literary
This new agency is comprised of three industry vets who agree: "Any good book should—if not change your life—at least give you a new perspective."
By Jill Singer, July 20, 2004
Pitching an Agent: IMG Literary
This agency-within-an-agency has a boutique feel despite its far-reaching corporate parent, and it's looking for books by top journalists.
By Jill Singer, July 13, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Donald Maass Lit.
This fiction-only agency is looking to build series and grow careers.
By Jill Singer, June 29, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Lippincott McQuilkin & Co.
This new agency is helmed by two publishing vets who know the business inside and out.
By Jill Singer, June 22, 2004
Pitching an Agent: The Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
This small, established agency is looking for quality adult trade projects, but has one very unique trait: All of the agents also represent children's books.
By Jill Singer, June 15, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency
This mid-sized agency's tastes are broad and eclectic, and the projects its agents take on are less defined by subject than by the quality of the writing.
By Jill Singer, June 1, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Lukeman Literary Management
At this one-man, Brooklyn-based agency, the writing is the thing: He's looking for new nonfiction from very established writers.
By Jill Singer, May 25, 2004
Pitching an Agent: The Literary Group
This two-office agency devotes equal attention to commercial "chick lit," business exposes, self-help, and multicultural titles.
By Patricia Simone, May 18, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Lowenstein-Yost Associates
This bicoastal agency is home to everything from successful literary fiction to best-selling romance.
By Jill Singer, May 11, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Denise Shannon Literary Agency
This New York-based agency has a reputation for working with newcomers and is looking for the freshest voices in publishing.
By Jill Singer, April 27, 2004
Pitching an Agent: The Robert E. Shepard Agency
This Berkeley-based solo operation specializes in narrative nonfiction and has a great track record with interesting, unexpected books.
By Jill Singer, April 20, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Levine Greenberg Literary Agency
This bicoastal agency has established itself as a purveyor of quirky, interesting titles in everything from pop culture to business.
By Jill Singer, April 13, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Elaine Markson Literary Agency
At this venerable boutique agency, three generations of women are looking for new voices.
By Jill Singer, March 23, 2004
Pitching an Agent: Trident Media Group
This big and successful—if young—agency is always open to new writers.
By Jill Singer, March 16, 2004