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Are there different types of literary agents?

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Are there different types of literary agents?

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It’s possible to categorize agents in terms of the material they handle. Sometimes agents deal only in certain genres, or in nonfiction (or fiction), or in scripts. Dramatic agents who handle plays are usually located in New York, whereas those agents handling scripts for films and television are on the West Coast.

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