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Full Agent Profile: Christina "Kit" Ward



NAME

Christina "Kit" Ward

AGENCY
The Ward & Balkin Agency
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
christinawardlit@mac.com
  • Does not accept email queries.
  • AGENCY WEB SITE
    http://wardbalkin.com/wordpress/



    FICTION GENRES
    Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
    NONFICTION GENRES

    History | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Medical | Memoirs | Art | Women's Issues | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Gardening | Nature/Ecology | Cultural/Social Issues

    CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Fiction: Literary fiction: contemporary, historical, mysteries, thrillers.
    • Nonfiction: Literary memoirs; creative nonfiction; narrative history; art and culture; biography; psychology; natural history and animal-related narratives; “green” subject areas (alternative lifestyle, shelter, sustainability, local living, permaculture, food systems); nutrition (but probably not cookbooks or diet books); health and medicine; gardening; social thought and commentary. Other subject areas I can’t think of at the moment. I’m excited by wonderful writing on just about any subject.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Though I love short fiction, I can’t take on individual stories, or, with very rare exceptions, collections. Poetry likewise. Sorry, but science fiction/fantasy, romance, or paranormal (unless it’s very literary!) are not for me. Nor are books for children or young adults.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://wardbalkin.com/wordpress/?page_id=17
    • Snail Mail/fiction: query and a sample of 25-30 pages of manuscript–consecutive pages, and numbered, please...plus SASE
    • Snail Mail/nonfiction: query, proposal, and one sample chapter & SASE

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Former editor with Little, Brown and Company
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    Kim Kircher's THE NEXT FIFTEEN MINUTES, documenting the author and her husband's battle with bile duct cancer and the liver transplant that saved his life, set against their lives in the ski industry and the daring world that showed them how to survive, to Lynn Price at Behler, by Christina Ward for the Christina Ward Literary Agency (World).

    Non-Fiction | Biography
    Carl Rollyson's AMERICAN ISIS: The Life and Death of Sylvia Plath, a new biography of Sylvia Plath incorporating material from the new Ted Hughes archive at the British Library including recordings of Hughes and Plath, unseen letters between them and other unpublished papers, to St. Martin's, with Michael Flamini editing, in a nice deal, for publication in 2013 for the fiftieth anniversary of Plath's death, by Christina Ward for the Christina Ward Literary Agency (World).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    A Sudden Country : A Novel
    Author:   Karen Fisher
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Random House (August 16, 2005)
    The story about Emma Ruth Ross and her family, the Mitchells, on the Oregon trail
    View book at Amazon




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