Reminder: Newer agencies 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.
1158 26th St., Suite 462, Santa Monica CA 90403, Phone: (310)573-9303. Fax: (310)453-9008. E-mail: email@example.com. Contact: Deborah Warren, founder. Member Agents: Deborah Warren; Lisa Rojany Buccieri; Susan B. Katz (writers/illustrators in the Latino market, representing Spanish-speaking clients). Established: 2000; adheres to AAR canon of ethics.
Represents 100 clients. 70% of clients are new/unpublished writers.
Specializes in: "EWA is, purposefully, a niche agency, to facilitate hands-on, personalized service and attention to our authors and their books. EWA provides career management for established and first-time authors and our breadth of experience in many genres enables us to meet the demands of a diverse clientele. Understanding the in-depth process of acquisitions, sales and marketing helps Ms. Warren and her co-agents attain the stated goals for each of the agency’s clients: to close the best possible deal with the best possible editor at the best possible publishing house."
Currently Handles: 25% nonfiction; 75% juvenile books.
Nonfiction areas of interest: Art/Architecture, Crafts, How-To, Humor, Interior design, Juvenile nonfiction, Language/Literature, Music/Dance, Photography, Popular Culture, Inspirational, Self-Help.
Fiction areas of interest: Comic Books/Cartoon, Ethnic, Juvenile, Picture Books, Young Adult.
How to submit: Query with SASE. Submit: first 3 sample chapters, table of contents (2 pages or fewer), synopsis (1 page). For picture books, submit entire ms. Responds in 2 months to manuscripts. Recent sales: Biz Words, by Gregory Bergman (Adams Media); Just For the Frill of It, by Sonya Nimri (Scholastic); Adrian Glamour: From Silver Screen to Ruby Slippers to Purple Label, by Christian Esquevin (Monacelli); Just Can't Get Enough: Toys, Games and Other Stuff from the 80's that Rocked, by Matthew Robinson and Jensen Karp (Image).
Terms: Agent receives 15% commission on domestic sales; 25% commission on foreign sales. Offers written contract. Termination notice: 30 days. Charges for out-of-pocket expenses, such as postage and copying.
Tips: "Send submissions to CreativeIdeaz@roadrunner.com, or snail mail (referrals only) to Requested Materials, EWA, 1543 Sycamore Canyon Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Submit the manuscript as a Word document in Courier, 12-point, double-spaced, with 1.20 inch margin on left, ragged right text, 25 lines per page, continuously paginated, with all your contact info on the first page. Include an SASE and a manila envelope with appropriate postage to expedite our response."
The biggest literary agent database anywhere
is the Guide to Literary Agents. Pick up the
most recent updated edition online at a discount.
Other writing/publishing articles & links for you:
- New Literary Agent Seeking Clients: Pooja Menon of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.
- 5 Things Agents Can Do to Make Writers' Lives Easier
- From Self-Published Memoir to Traditional Book Deal.
- Sell More Books by Building Your Writer Platform.
- Follow Chuck Sambuchino on Twitter or find him on Facebook. Learn all about his writing guides on how to get published, how to find a literary agent, and how to write a query letter.
Want to build your visibility and sell more books?
Create Your Writer Platform shows you how to
promote yourself and your books through social
media, public speaking, article writing, branding,
and more. Order the book from WD at a discount.