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New Agents: Laura Wood and Ward Calhoun at FinePrint Literary Management

Reminder: Newer agents 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. Ward's areas of interest: nonfiction titles in the areas of sports, humor, and pop culture. Laura's areas of interest: She "specializes in serious nonfiction, especially in the areas of science and nature, along with substantial titles in business, history, religion, and other areas by academics, experienced professionals, and journalists."

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Laura Wood and Ward Calhoun at FinePrint Literary Management) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

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FinePrint Literary Management, 240 West 35th Street Suite 500, New York, NY 10001.

How to submit (to either agent): "For fiction, send a query letter and synopsis and the first two chapters via regular mail. If you query via email, do not send an attachment without invitation. If we’re interested, we will ask to see a few chapters or the full manuscript. For nonfiction, send a query letter, proposal, and sample chapters via regular mail. If you send a query via e-mail, do not include an attachment. If we’re interested, we will ask for additional material."

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Ward Calhoun's areas of interest:
nonfiction titles in the areas of sports, humor, and pop culture.

Prior to becoming an agent, Ward was a Senior Editor at Hylas Publishing, among other positions. During this time he’s also managed to write a book or two, including The Llama Sutra (2006) and Must-See Movies (2008). Contact him at ward@fineprintlit.com

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Laura Wood's areas of interest: She "specializes in serious nonfiction, especially in the areas of science and nature, along with substantial titles in business, history, religion, and other areas by academics, experienced professionals, and journalists. Laura enjoys hanging out with scientists and academics in general and believes in bringing their findings to a wide audience."

Prior to becoming an agent, Laura worked at several publishing houses. Contact her at laura@fineprintlit.com.

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