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Literary Agent Andy Ross Seeks Clients and Queries

Andy is seeking: "My agency represents books in a wide range of subjects including: narrative nonfiction, science, journalism, history, current events, and fiction. For nonfiction, I look for writing with a strong voice, robust arc, and books that tell a big story about culture and society by authors with the authority to write about their subject. I am also seeking works of literary, commercial, and young adult fiction. I like stories about real people in the real world. No vampires and trolls, thank you very much."

Readers of my blog know that I constantly feature new literary agents who are seeking clients and queries. Occasionally, I also spotlight established agents who put out a call for submissions, and that's what's happening this week. Meet agent Andy Ross of The Andy Ross Agency, who has put out a call for new queries.

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About Andy: "I opened my literary agency in 2008. I am a member of the Association of Author Representatives (AAR). Prior to agenting, I was the owner of the legendary Cody's Books in Berkeley for 30 years. During that time, I sold more than 10 million books and hosted over 5,000 events for some of the world’s greatest authors. In 1989, Cody’s was fire bombed, probably in retaliation for the store featuring Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. This made us the first victim of international terrorism in The United States, which goes to show that bookselling can be a dangerous business. We never stopped selling the book." You can visit his "Ask the Agent" blog.

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He is seeking: "My agency represents books in a wide range of subjects including: narrative nonfiction, science, journalism, history, current events, and fiction. For nonfiction, I look for writing with a strong voice, robust arc, and books that tell a big story about culture and society by authors with the authority to write about their subject. I am also seeking works of literary, commercial, and young adult fiction. I like stories about real people in the real world. No vampires and trolls, thank you very much."

How to contact: Send queries and materials only by email to andyrossagency [at] hotmail.com. You can see full submission guidelines online.

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