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Full Agent Profile: Byrd Leavell



NAME

Byrd Leavell

AGENCY
The Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
byrdsubmit@waxmanagency.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.waxmanleavell.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Crime | Commercial Fiction | Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Sports | Current Affairs | Pop Culture | Narrative | Finance | Humor

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • His interests include literary fiction, edgier commercial fiction, and non-fiction that pushes the publishing envelope
    • He loves writing that makes an impact and the work I represent covers a broad spectrum, from Pete Sampras’ upcoming "Mind of a Champion", to podcasting extraordinaire Scott Sigler’s novel "Infected", to books that make you laugh like Bob Power’s brilliant "Happy Cruelty Day" and Tucker Max’s "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell."
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • He does NOT represent fantasy, romance, children's...
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • http://www.waxmanleavell.com/about-agency
    • Byrd Leavell has been an agent for twelve years and in that time has represented two of the most popular humor books ever in Tucker Max’s I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL and Justin Halpern’s SH*T MY DAD SAYS.
    • He handles narrative non-fiction, sports, humor, and commercial fiction that reads like you just grabbed hold of a speeding train; his clients include Scott Sigler, Drew Magary, Cat Marnell, Babe Walker, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Pete Sampras, George Karl, Mike Sacks, and John. L. Parker Jr.
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of the University of Virginia and the Radcliffe Publishing Program


    NEW DEALS

    Gavin McInnes's STREET BONERS, Seth Harwood's JACK WAKES UP, Keith and the Girl's WHAT DO WE DO NOW?, Clay Travis's ON ROCKY TOP, John Parker, Jr.'s ONCE A RUNNER, Claire Zulkey's AN OFF YEAR, David Lovelace's SCATTERSHOT, Tyler Gray's THE HIT CHARADE, Michelle Maisto's EATING TOGETHER, Matthew Biberman's BIG SID'S VINCATI, Scott Sigler's INFECTED, Mark Budman's MY LIFE AT FIRST TRY,Bob Powers' first two books in the JUST MAKE A CHOICE! series, Amit Chatwani's DAMN IT FEELS GOOD TO BE A BANKER, Sam MacDonald's THE URBAN HERMIT, Clay Travis's DIXIELAND DELIGHT, Thomas Kohnstamm's DO TRAVEL WRITERS GO TO HELL?, Pete Sampras's A CHAMPION'S MIND

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Street Boners: 1,764 Hipster Fashion Jokes
    Author:   Gavin McInnes
    Genres:   Pop Culture
    Publisher:   Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (May 27, 2010)
    Fifteen years after founding Vice, Gavin McInnes has poured his creative juices into a new endeavor: StreetCarnage.com. Growing in size and influence at an alarming rate, the site's main feature is the new and improved version of Gavin's "DOs and DON'Ts," now tantalizingly called Street Boners.
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    Jack Wakes Up: A Novel
    Author:   Seth Harwood
    Genres:   True Crime | Commercial Fiction
    Publisher:   Three Rivers Press; Updated edition (May 5, 2009)

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    What Do We Do Now?: Keith and The Girl's Smart Answers to Your Stupid Relationship Questions
    Author:   Keith Malley, Chemda
    Genres:   Pop Culture
    Publisher:   Three Rivers Press (March 9, 2010)
    Finally, a modern relationship book for the modern relationship. This book is an R-rated, utterly honest Q&A book culled from the best and funniest questions posed by Keith and the Girl devotees
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    On Rocky Top: A Front-Row Seat to the End of an Era
    Author:   Clay Travis
    Genres:   Sports
    Publisher:   It Books; Reprint edition (August 10, 2010)
    When Clay Travis decided to spend the 2008 season up close and personal with the University of Tennessee Volunteers, he thought he was in for a rollicking ride with a leading contender for the national title. But by December, the team had suffered its second-worst season ever, and its head coach of more than thirty years, Phil Fulmer, the most beloved and recognized man in Tennessee, had been fired. In this book, Travis, a lifelong Volunteer fan, reports on the season from the sideline and inside the locker room, creating a fascinating and loving chronicle of an impassioned state, a celebrated football culture, a beloved coach, and the sensational collapse of a once-mighty juggernaut.
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    LINKS
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    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Inkwell Management
    Venture Literary