JCA LITERARY AGENCY
174 Sullivan St.
New York NY 10012
Contact: Tom Cushman
Member Agents: Tom Cushman, Melanie Meyers Cushman, Tony Outhwaite.
About JCA LITERARY AGENCY:
Member of AAR
Represents 100 clients.
10% of clients are new/unpublished writers.
20% nonfiction books
5% scholarly books
How To Contact:
Query with SASE
No e-mail or fax queries
Accepts simultaneous submissions
Responds in 2 weeks to queries.
Responds in 10 weeks to manuscripts.
Returns materials only with SASE
Obtains new clients through:
Recommendations from others
Does not want: Does not want to receive screenplays, poetry, children's books,
science fiction/fantasy, genre romance.
Jury of One, by David Ellis (Putnam)
The Heaven of Mercury, by Brad Watson (Norton)
The Rope Eater, by Ben Jones; The Circus in Winter, by Cathy Dial.
Other clients: Ernest J. Gaines, Gwen Hunter.
Agent receives 15% commission on domestic sales
Agent receives 20% commission on foreign sales
"We work with our clients on a handshake basis." Charges for postage on overseas
submissions, photocopying, mss for submission, books purchased for subrights
submission, and bank charges, where applicable. "We deduct the cost from
payments received from publishers."
"We do not ourselves provide legal, accounting, or public relations services for
our clients, although some of the advice we give falls somewhat into these
realms. In cases where it seems necessary we will recommend obtaining outside
advice or assistance in these areas from professionals who are not in any way
connected to the agency."