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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

Number of agents: Two
Number of clients: About 60
Notable clients: Mystic River author Dennis Lehane; poet, novelist, and nonfiction writer Kyoko Mori; college-guide author Loren Pope; Bad Cat author Jim Edgar; A Short History of Rudeness author Mark Caldwell; best-selling and award-winning thriller writer C.J. Box; and novelists Kathleen George and Brad Smith.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About one to two percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: Two-thirds fiction; one-third nonfiction.

Background: The Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency is a tiny, boutique firm that handles mainly literary fiction and high-quality nonfiction, and it's helmed ...

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