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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

Number of agents: 12
Number of clients: About 350
Notable clients: Novelist Russell Banks, Holes author Louis Sachar, former CBS Records chief executive Walter Yetnikoff, and New York Times best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Dean Koontz, and Catherine Coulter.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: Depends on the agent. The younger agents accept as much as 30 percent of the unsolicited material they receive.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: The agency handles an equal amount of both.

Background: Trident Media Group was founded in late 2000 when three William Morris vets—literary agents Robert Gottlieb and Dan Strone and talent agent Sheldon Schultz—teamed up to create ...

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