What we don't represent
Film, theater, TV, and puppetry
Foreign language rights
|Unsolicited submissions (we never call it "slush" here)|
Check out Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman or Writers Market for the best way to go about preparing your query letters, manuscripts, and proposals. (Another excellent reference is Your First Novel, if we do say so ourselves.) You might even want to take an online course on how to get published like those offered by Gotham Writers Workshop. When youve done your research, perfected your query letter, and are ready to approach us about your book, heres where to write us:
Rittenberg Literary Agency, Inc.
Don't send us a query letter by email or fax: it'll get "lost."
Send only the first three chapters. If we want to read your entire manuscript, well ask for it, so please wait for our answer before sending it in. (And make sure your pages are double-spaced -- single-spaced pages give us blinding headaches and make us grumpy!)
If someone we know has referred you to us, email us at info(at)rittlit(dot)com about your book and our mutual friend.
|What we don't represent (unless, of course, we do)|
|Hey, kids, let's put on a show!|
|If you're interested in the film, television, or theatrical rights to any of our titles, email us at info(at)rittlit(dot)com. You should look at our clients page to see which books have already been optioned or sold.|
|He could be the Jerry Lewis of Tibet!|
If you're interested in the translation rights to any of our titles, email us at info(at)rittlit(dot)com. Go to our clients page and see which books have already been sold overseas.
If you're interested in interning for the agency, send an application (cover letter and résumé) to: