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New Agent Alert: David Patterson of Foundry Literary + Media

Reminder: Newer agents are golden opportunities for new writers because they’re likely building their client list; however, always make sure your work is as perfect as it can be before submitting, and only query agencies that are a great fit for your work. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time and postage. He is seeking: David is looking especially for the most prominent and talented journalists, scholars, and personalities in a wide variety of fields, with either outstanding narratives and/or idea-driven works of nonfiction, which can be deeply serious or terrifically entertaining, and often combine those two qualities. David will also represent fiction when he feels strongly that the author has a distinctive voice that can break out of the pack.

2015 UPDATE: David still reps the same categories (basically all nonfiction),
but he is now agenting for Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.
New contact is below.

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Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring David Patterson of Foundry Literary + Media) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

About David: Before joining Foundry Literary + Media, David has worked at PublicAffairs and Henry Holt and Company. Books that he published while at PublicAffairs and Henry Holt include Nate Blakeslee's J. Anthony Lukas award-winning Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town, Thurston Clarke's bestselling The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days that Inspired America, Peter Manseau's Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World's Holy Dead, Ethan Brown's Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder that Rocked New Orleans, and Michael Schaffer's One Nation Under Dog: America's Love Affair with Our Dogs. Find him on Twitter.

He is seeking: David is looking especially for the most prominent and talented journalists, scholars,
and personalities in a wide variety of fields, with either outstanding narratives and/or idea-driven works of nonfiction, which can be deeply serious or terrifically entertaining, and often combine those two qualities. David will also represent fiction when he feels strongly that the author has a distinctive voice that can break out of the pack.

How to submit: E-query DPquery [at] skagency.com.

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