Agency Profile: Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

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Sarah Jane
Freymann Literary Agency

in Manhattan.

59 W. 71st St., Suite 9B, New York NY 10023. Phone: (212)362-9277. E-mail:
Contact: Sarah Jane Freymann, Steve Schwartz. Member Agents: Sarah Jane Freymann; Steve Schwartz, (historical novels, thrillers, crime, sports, humor, food, travel); Katharine Sands.

Represents 100 clients. 20% of clients are new/unpublished writers.
Currently Handles: 75% nonfiction books, 23% novels, 2% juvenile books. Nonfiction areas of interest: Animals, Archaeology , Art/Architecture, Biography, Business, Child Guidance, Cooking, Current Affairs, Ethnic/Cultural, Health, History, Design, Memoirs (narrative), Nature, Psychology, Inspirational, Self-Help, Women's, Lifestyle. Fiction areas of interest: Ethnic, Literary, Mainstream/Contemporary.

How to submit: Query with SASE. Responds in 2 weeks to queries; 6 weeks to manuscripts. Recent sales: Girl Stories, by Lauren Weinstein (Henry Holt); The Good, Good Pig, by S. Montgomery (Ballantine); The Man Who Killed the Whale, by Linda Hogan (W.W. Norton); Writing the Fire! Yoga and the Art of Making Your Words Come Alive, by Gail Sher (Harmoney/Bell Tower); Mexicocina, by Melba Levick and Betsy McNair (Chronicle); Holy Play, by Kirk Byron Jones (Jossey Bass).

Terms: Agent receives 15% commission on domestic sales; 20% commission on foreign sales. Offers written contract. Charges clients for long distance, overseas postage, photocopying. 100% of business is derived from commissions on ms sales. Tips: "I love fresh, new, passionate works by authors who love what they are doing and have both natural talent and carefully honed skill."