Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 10, 2015

Agent Opportunity

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Noah Ballard

Noah Ballard is an agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. He received his BA in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and began his career in publishing at Emma Sweeney Agency where he sold foreign rights for the agency in addition to building his own client list.

Noah specializes in literary debuts, upmarket thrillers and narrative nonfiction, and he is always on the look-out for honest and provocative new writers. Noah has appeared across the country at graduate programs and writing conferences speaking about query letters, building nonfiction platforms and submission etiquette. He lives in Brooklyn.

Noah’s Wish List:

The literary equivalent to Mad Max

A funny, female-driven mystery

Noir w an original hook/not alcoholic protagonist and… oh I don’t know… literary erotica?

BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES meets Silicon Valley.

Noah is currently accepting e-mail queries only. Please send your query letter and contact information along with the first ten pages of your manuscript or proposal to He reviews all queries sent to him within three to four weeks, but will respond only if interested.

Curtis Brown, Ltd.
10 Astor Place, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10003

• We do not charge reading fees.

• We do not handle stage plays or musicals.

• We are not accepting screenplay submissions at this time.

Talk tomorrow,


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