Looking For A Little Lawyering with Your Agenting?

May 17th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Yes, it does appear to be MediaBistro day around here. This is the result of leaving tabs open in a browser for days on end. We knew it would end like this: a profile of The Graybill & English Literary Agency. With five agents — Nina Graybill, Elaine English, Jeff Kleinman, Kristen Auclair, and Lynn […]

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AgentSpeak: Intellectualism For The Trade Reader

May 5th, 2005 · Comments Off on AgentSpeak: Intellectualism For The Trade Reader

Most authors would be happy to get their agents on the phone. We know one person who’d be happy to get an email response that makes sense. Having your agent take on the government? Heck, that’s like a dream come true. This may be why so many people want The Strothman Agency behind them. Wendy […]

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Live From New York

April 21st, 2005 · Comments Off on Live From New York

Though we are still puzzling over Kathleen O’Reilly’s assertion that chick-lit is a four letter word (darn New Math), we are willing to help with a good cause. Tomorrow (Friday, April 22): Kathleen O’Reilly will signing THE DIVA’S GUIDE TO SELLING YOUR SOUL at the Waldenbooks in Rockefeller Center, NY (concourse level) from noon to […]

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Bicoastal, Georgia Style

April 19th, 2005 · Comments Off on Bicoastal, Georgia Style

Very few literary agencies receive the Booksquare Seal of Approval. Setting our rigorous screening criteria aside, we have been bogged down in the Seal’s design process forever. Who knew that drawing stick figures was so hard? However, when the seal is done, we will seriously consider The Knight Agency for the honor. Deidre Knight, Pamela […]

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AgentSpeak: Really Good Women’s Fiction

April 12th, 2005 · Comments Off on AgentSpeak: Really Good Women’s Fiction

Danielle Egan-Miller, sole agent at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (the associates being staff who vet submissions and answer the all-important email queries), is looking for women’s fiction and eclectic non-fiction. Egan-Miller represents bestsellers such as Dee Henderson but makes it a point to note that she reprsents secular writers as well. Vitals: Browne & […]

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AgentSpeak: Distinguished Editorial Heritage

April 7th, 2005 · Comments Off on AgentSpeak: Distinguished Editorial Heritage

We appreciate it when an agency makes things easy. For example, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates handle just about everything under the sun. Except young adult and diet books. Why those exceptions, we cannot say. The five agents — Matt Bialer, Faith Hamlin, Heide Lange, Dan Mandel, and Peter McGuigan — each have their specialties (yes, […]

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AgentSpeak: Serious, Controversial Non-Fiction

April 6th, 2005 · Comments Off on AgentSpeak: Serious, Controversial Non-Fiction

Ellen Geiger has left Curtis Brown (New York) for the Frances Goldin Literary Agency. We presume she will contribute to her new firm’s proud tradition of quality literary fiction and serious, sometimes controversial non-fiction. Though this probably isn’t relevant, we are happy to note that Geiger is moving from a website-less agency to one with […]

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From The Desk of Our Legal Reporter

April 5th, 2005 · Comments Off on From The Desk of Our Legal Reporter

Because we can’t bring ourselves to even think about the Jane Fonda media blitz (what is it about people named Jane and the need to confess all in an attempt to reach readers/viewers? Even though we know the drill, the whole thing smacks of horrible desperation), we have made the executive decision to cover an […]

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Fortunate Move

April 5th, 2005 · Comments Off on Fortunate Move

Gail Fortune has left Berkley to join John Talbot in what will now be known as the Talbot Fortune Agency. We are straining our nice gene to avoid making any of the obvious comments; instead we’ll note that if you have something on Gail Fortune’s desk at Berkley, you might want to ask questions. If […]

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West Coast Agents Do It Just Fine

March 30th, 2005 · Comments Off on West Coast Agents Do It Just Fine

How many times have you heard that the only good agent is a New York agent? Probably as often as you’ve heard you must have 25 lines per page, Courier, 12 point. Also, one inch margins. No exceptions to the rule. Agent Sandra Dijkstra scoffs at the notion that one must be Back East to […]

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