Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 22, 2018

Agent Looking for Clients – Curtis Russell

Curtis Russell – President & Principal Agent

Curtis Russell began his publishing career as the proprietor of a micro press before crossing over to the other side of the desk and founding the P.S. Literary Agency. Curtis’ reputation for excellence and passion for getting the best for his authors has resulted in a wide-ranging and diverse client list that appeals to his many literary interests. His penchant for discovering writers with unique ideas in a variety of categories has served the agency well. And his ability to spot talent of all stripes has resulted in the creation of a growing and dynamic PSLA team committed to the highest standards of literary representation.

Curtis is currently acquiring both fiction and nonfiction.

In terms of fiction, he is seeking Literary, Commercial, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books.

In terms of nonfiction, he is looking for Business, History, Politics, Current Affairs, Memoir, Health, Wellness, Sports, Humor, Pop Culture, Pop Science, and Pop Psychology.

If you would like to send a query to Curtis, please review the submission guidelines below. 

Please limit your submission to just a query letter that consists of the following:

  • Paragraph One – Introduction: Include the title and category of your work (i.e. fiction or nonfiction and topic), an estimated word count and a brief, general introduction.
  • Paragraph Two – Brief overview: This should read similar to back-cover copy.
  • Paragraph Three – Writer’s bio: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background (awards and affiliations, etc.).

Tips:

  • Do not send attachments. Please use text within the body of your e-mail.
  • Please do not submit a full-length manuscript/proposal unless requested.
  • Always let us know if your manuscript/proposal is currently under consideration by other agents/publishers.
  • Address your query to the attention of the agent you feel is the best match for your work.
  • Please do not query multiple agents at the agency simultaneously – if you don’t receive a response to your query within 4-6 weeks it means a no from the agency.

They only accept submissions via e-mail. Queries should be directed to query@psliterary.com.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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