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New Agency Alert: Max & Co., A Literary Agency and Social Club

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. Actively seeking: narrative nonfiction, memoir, literary fiction, humor, and visual books. Does not want to receive: genre fiction nor YA and children's books.

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.

Max and Co., a Literary Agency and Social Club.

115 Hosea Ave., Cincinnati OH 45220. Phone: (201)704-2483. E-mail: mmurphy@maxlit.com.Web site: www.maxliterary.org. Contact: Michael Murphy. Seeking new and established writers. Prior to his current position, Mr. Murphy was with Queen Literary Agency. He has been in book publishing since 1981. His first 13 years were with Random House, where he was a vice president. Later, he ran William Morrow as their publisher, up until the company’s acquisition and merger into HarperCollins. Established: 2007.

Nonfiction areas of interest: Humor/Satire, Memoirs, narrative nonfiction.

Fiction areas of interest: literary.

Actively seeking: narrative nonfiction, memoir, literary fiction, humor, and visual books. Does not want to receive: genre fiction nor YA and children's books.

Recent Sales: Down and Out on Murder Mile, by Tony O'Neill (HarperCollins);Family Sentence, by Jeanine Cornillot (Beacon Press); Hero of the Underground, by Jason Peter (St. Martin's); Familial Ground (Princeton Architectural).

How to Contact: E-queries preferred. Include brief synopsis, author bio and sample writing.

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