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.
The Croce Agency
PO Box 449, Leonia NJ 07605. Phone: (201)248-3175. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.thecroceagency.com. Contact: Nicholas Croce. New agency actively seeking clients. Prior to becoming an agent, Nicolas was an editor. He is also a writer. Established: 2008. 25% of clients are new/unpublished writers. Currently Handles: 50% Nonfiction Books; 50% Novels
Nonfiction areas of interest: Biography, Business, Parenting, Cooking/Foods, Current Affairs, Ethnic/Cultural, Health, History, Humor, Money, Popular Culture, Psychology, Science, Self-Help, True Crime.
Fiction areas of interest: Action/Adventure, Comic Books/Cartoon, Confession, Detective/Crime, Ethnic, Experimental, Family Saga, Glitz, Historical, Humor, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense, Religious, Thriller, Women's.
How to Contact: Query with SASE. For fiction, a one-paragraph synopsis, author bio, 3 sample chapters. For nonfiction, send a one-paragraph synopsis, book outline and author credentials and platform. Accepts simultaneous submissions. Responds in 8 weeks to queries; 4 weeks to manuscripts. Returns materials only with SASE.
Actively seeking commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. Does not want to receive poetry, children's, sci-fi, romance, horror or fantasy.
Recent Sales: Red: A Curious History of the Rarest Hair Color, by Jennifer Papale Rignani (Univ. Press of Florida). Terms: Agent receives 15% commission on domestic sales; 20% commission on foreign sales. This agency charges for postage if a sale is made.
Writers' Conferences: Maui Writers' Conference; BookExpo America; San Francisco Writers' Conference.
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