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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

Number of agents: One
Number of clients: About 75 active
Notable clients: Francine Rivers, a Christian Booksellers Association's top-selling authors (Redeeming Love, Mark of the Lion trilogy; literary women's fiction writer Sandra Dallas (The Persian Pickle Club); Dee Henderson, Christian fiction's pre-eminent romantic suspense writer; and William Kent Krueger, who writes the prize-winning Cork O'Connor mystery series.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About 5 percent
Fiction vs. nonfiction: About 70 percent fiction, 30 percent nonfiction.

Background: Founded in California in 1971 by the late Jane Jordan Browne, this full-service, independent agency moved to Chicago in 1978 and, despite ...

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