Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Christopher Rhodes of James Fitzgerald Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Christopher: Christopher Rhodes's career in publishing began in 1996 as a bookseller at Borders Books at the World Trade Center. He has held positions in both the sales and marketing departments at Simon and Schuster and was Executive Assistant to Carol Mann of the Carol Mann Agency where, among other duties, he managed contracts and assisted in the sale of foreign rights. Currently, Christopher is the Facility & Events Coordinator for the library at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where, working closely with the university’s Department of Creative Writing, he plans and hosts readings, writer’s conferences, and fiction writing contests. he is now an agent at the James Fitzgerald Agency.
He is seeking: Christopher accepts queries in the following areas: fiction; connected stories/essays; memoir; young adult; creative/narrative nonfiction; economics; social activism; inspirational; self-help; history (last 200 years); entrepreneurship; art & design; health & beauty.
How to contact: Send e-mail submissions via submissions [at] jfitzagency.com and put "Query for Christopher" in the title. The agency has more submission guidelines online.
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