Full Agent Profile: Ken Wright



NAME

Ken Wright

AGENCY
Writers House
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL

  • Does not accept email queries.
  • AGENCY WEB SITE
    http://www.writershouse.com/



    FICTION GENRES
    Literary Fiction | Young Adult | Children's | Middle Grade
    NONFICTION GENRES

    History | Memoirs | Pop Culture | Humor | Juvenile

    CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • He is developing a list of children’s and adult writers with a focus on nonfiction
    • He is particularly interested in nonfiction such as popular science and popular history.
    • For fiction, he likes YA and prefers literary to thrillers and mysteries.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Snail Mail: query with SASE

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Former associate publisher and editorial director for nonfiction/reference at Scholastic
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Memoirs | Women's Issues
    Amanda Pressner, Jennifer Baggett and Holly Corbett's THE LOST GIRLS, about three 20-something women who quit their Manhattan media jobs and traveled around the world with backpacks and on a budget in search of answers, inspiration and enlightenment, to Serena Jones at Collins, in a pre-empt, by Ken Wright at Writers House

    Non-Fiction | Pop Culture
    Otto DeFay's THE MAN BOOK, a little black book chock full of the stuff every modern man should know -- like the best way to shotgun a beer, a list of the finest insults ever and things never to say during sex, to Marc Resnick at St. Martin's, for publication in Summer 2008, by Ken Wright at Writers House

    Non-Fiction | Pop Culture | Humor
    The Wages of Genius author Gregory Mone's WHY SANTA TELEPORTS: Warp Drive, Quantum Entanglement, Autonomous Robots and Futuristic Surveillance Technology: Unwrapping the Miraculous New Science Behind the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, a humorous and illuminating defense of St. Nick, explaining the science behind the most magical night of the year and revealing how specific advances in the fields of physics, nanotechnology, and genetic modification -- like sub-atomic entanglement, micro-satellites, autonomous robots, teleportation and artificial organs -- proves, at least theoretically, that there is such thing as Santa Claus, to Colin Dickerman at Bloomsbury, for publication in October 2008, by Ken Wright at Writers House

    Non-Fiction | Pop Culture | Humor
    Chicago Sun-Times staff writer Mike Thomas's TEMPLE OF SATIRE, an oral history of The Second City, the long-running improvisational comedy troupe, published to coincide with the organization's 50th anniversary in fall 2009, and marking the first time the company's major players -- from directors and producers to musicians and famous actors -- share their fondest and fieriest memories of what is arguably the world's most famous comedy theater, to Bruce Tracy at Villard, at auction, by Ken Wright of Writers House.

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