Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Noah Ballard of Curtis Brown Ltd.) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Noah: Noah Ballard is an agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. He received his BA in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and began his career in publishing at Emma Sweeney Agency where he sold foreign rights for the agency in addition to building his own client list. He has appeared across the country at graduate programs and writing conferences speaking about query letters, building nonfiction platforms and submission etiquette. He lives in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter: @noahballard
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Noah is seeking: Noah specializes in literary debuts, upmarket thrillers and narrative nonfiction, and he is always on the look-out for honest and provocative new writers. Noah mainly represents books geared toward adults, but is open to YA and middle grade that breaks the mold. Check out what’s on his updated Manuscript Wish List.
How to submit: Noah is currently accepting e-mail queries only. Please send your query letter and contact information along with the first ten pages of your manuscript or proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “query” in the subject line. He reviews all queries sent to him within three to four weeks, but will respond only if interested.
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