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Marcia Amsterdam Agency Specialises in mainstream fiction, horror, suspense, humour, young adult, TV and film scripts. No poetry, books for the 8-10 age group or how-to. No unsolicited mss. First approach by letter only and enclose IRCs. No reading fee for outlines and synopses. Commission: Home 15%; Dramatic 10%; Foreign 20%. Marcia Amsterdam, Suite 9A, 41 West 82nd Street, New York NY 10024-5613 Tel: 001 212 873 4945

Malaga Baldi Literary Agency Quality fiction and non-fiction. No scripts. No westerns, men's adventure, science fiction/fantasy, romance, how-to, young adult or children's. Writers of fiction should send query letter describing the novel plus IRCs. Allow ten weeks minimum for response. For non-fiction, approach in writing with a proposal, table of contents and two sample chapters. No reading fee. Commission: 15%. Malaga Baldi, 233 West 99th Street, 19C, NYC 10025, 212 222-3213. Email:

Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency, Inc Handles fiction (women's and men's), mysteries, romance, and non-fiction (women's issues, personal memoirs, parenting, psychology, business, spirituality, science, travel, fashion, inspiration and humour). Always interested in new ideas, voices and other original projects. Looking for mainstream fiction, psychological suspense, medical thrillers, love stories (but not romances). Not taking on any unpublished romance writers at present. Commission: Home & Dramatic 15%; Translation 20%. Meredith Bernstein or Elizabeth Cavanaugh 2112 Broadway, Suite 503A, New York NY 10023. Tel: 001 212 799 1007. Fax: 001 212 799 1145

Hy Cohen Literary Agency Ltd Fiction and non-fiction. No scripts. Unsolicited mss welcome, but synopsis with sample 100 pp preferred. IRCs essential. No reading fee. Commission: Home & Dramatic 10%; Foreign 20%. Hy Cohen, PO Box 43770, Up. Montclair NJ 07043. Tel: 001 973 783 9494. Fax: 001 973 783 9867. Email:

Richard Curtis Associates, Inc. Handles genre and mainstream fiction, plus commercial non-fiction. No scripts. Specialises in electronic rights and multimedia. Richard Curtis, 171 East 74th Street, Second Floor, New York NY 10021. Tel: 001 212 772 7363. Fax: 001 212 772 7393. Email: Website:

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency Handles quality and commercial non-fiction and fiction, including some genre fiction. No scripts. No westerns, contemporary romance or poetry. Willing to look at children's projects. Specialises in quality fiction, mystery/thrillers, psychology, self-help, science, health, business, memoirs, biography. Dedicated to promoting new and original voices and ideas. For fiction: send brief synopsis (one page) and first 50 pages; for non-fiction: send proposal with overview, chapter outline, author biog. and two sample chapters. All submissions should be accompanied by IRCs. No reading fee. Commission: Home 15%; Translation 20%. Sandra Zane, PMB 515, 1155 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar CA 92104-3115. Tel: 001 858 755 3115. Fax: 001 858 792 1494

Jane Dystel Literary Management Handles non-fiction and fiction. Specialises in politics, history, biography, cookbooks, current affairs, celebrities, commercial and literary fiction. No reading fee. Jane Dystel, One Union Square West, Suite 904, New York NY 10003. Tel: 001 212 627 9100. Fax: 001 212 627 9313. Website:

The Sebastian Gibson Agency All categories of fiction; psychological thrillers, historical novels, mysteries/suspense, action/adventure, crime/ police, medical dramas. Also non-fiction written by celebrities, cookbooks or photography, children's and juvenile books. No poetry, textbooks, essays, short stories, child development, how-to, gardening, erotic, autobiography, drug recovery, religious books or scripts. Constantly seeking something fresh and new with novel plot lines or a story told in a way that has never been told before. Grab their imagination and you may grab the imagination of a publisher as well. No reading fee. Send query letter, synopsis and first three chapters with IRCs. No phone calls, faxes or e-mail. Commission: Home 10%; Overseas & Translation 20%; Film & Ancilliary Rights 15%. Sebastian Gibson, PO Box 13350, Palm Desert CA 92255-3350. Tel: 001 760 322 2446. Fax 001 760 322 3857

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc. Handles fiction and non-fiction. No unsolicited mss. First approach with query letter, sample chapter and synopsis. No reading fee. Heide Lange, 15th Floor, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003. Tel: 001 212 206 5600. Fax: 001 212 463 8718. Website:

The Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency Handles fiction, both literary and commercial, plus non-fiction: children's and adult humour, parenting, gardening, women's and men's issues, feminism, psychology, memoirs, biography, travel. No science fiction, horror, short pieces or collections of stories. No unsolicited mss; send query letter first, then if your material is requested, send succinct outline and first three sample chapters for fiction, or proposal for non-fiction. No response without IRCs. No reading fee. Commission: Home 15%; Dramatic 10%; Translation & Foreign 25%. Charlotte Gusay, 10532 Blythe Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90064. Tel: 001 310 559 0831. Fax: 001 310 559 2639

Kirchoff/Wohlberg, Inc. Handles books for children and young adults, specialising in children's picture books. No adult material. No scripts for TV, radio, film or theatre. Send letter of enquiry with synopsis or outline and IRCs for reply or return. No reading fee. Elizabeth Pulitzer, 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 525, New York NY 10017. Tel: 001 212 644 2020. Fax: 001 212 223 4387

Peter Lampack Agency, Inc. Commercial fiction: male action and adventure, contemporary relationships, historical, mysteries and suspense, literary fiction; also non-fiction from recognised experts in a given field, plus biographies, autobiographies. Also handles theatrical, motion picture, and TV rights from book properties. No original scripts or screenplays, series or episodic material. Best approach by letter in first instance. No reply without s.a.e. 'We will respond within three weeks and invite the submission of manuscripts which we would like to examine.' No reading fee. No unsolicited mss. Commission: Home & Dramatic 15%; Translation & UK 20%. Loren Soeiro, 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1613, New York NY 10176. Tel: 001 212 687 9106. Fax: 001 212 687 9109

The Evan Marshall Agency Handles general adult fiction. No unsolicited mss; send query letter first. Commission: Home 15%; UK & Translation 20%. Evan Marshall, 6 Tristam Place, Pine Brook NJ 07058-9445. Tel: 001 973 882 1122. Fax: 001 973 882 3099. Email: Website:

Henry Morrison, Inc. Handles general fiction, crime and science fiction, and non-fiction. No scripts unless by established writers. Unsolicited material welcome; but send query letter with outline (1-5 pp) in the first instance. No reading fee. Commission: Home 15%; UK & Translation 25%. Henry Morrison, PO Box 235, Bedford Hills NY 10507. Tel: 001 914 666 3500. Fax: 001 914 241 7846

US Agents N - Z

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