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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

Number of agents: Four
Number of clients: About 250
Notable clients: The Onion, Palm Pilot inventor Jeff Hawkins, Spin senior writer Chuck Klosterman, New Yorker editor Ben Greenman, New York "Naked City" columnist Amy Sohn, self-proclaimed Greatest Living American Writer Neal Pollack, and Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabes, the study of "mean girls" that was recently adapted for film by Tina Fey.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About 1 percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: The breakdown is about 15 percent fiction and 85 percent nonfiction, but fiction representation is growing.

Background: The secret to Levine Greenberg's success may be that several ...

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