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Claudia Ballard

An agent with WME Books (William Morris Endeavor) (see other agents at this agency).

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Claudia has been a literary agent at WME since 2008. She represents fiction, from established short-story writers to debut novelists and beyond, as well as creative nonfiction and journalism. She is looking to work with writers who surprise readers, who make us laugh, can tap into our deepest emotions, and who can introduce us to new ways of thinking about and seeing our complex world. Among the clients she works with are New York Times bestselling authors, Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honorees, Granta Best of Young American Novelists, Cullman and Guggenheim fellows, Whiting Award winners, and recipients of the NYPL Young Lions Awards as well as the Nobel Prize. Originally from California, she now lives in New York City with her family.

This agent may not respond to all queries. After waiting 42 days, assume your submission will not be accepted.

Country

United States

Fiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Fiction Collection Fiction Collection
Novel Novel
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.


Nonfiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Book Book
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.


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Claudia Ballard Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

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AccuracyWe have received 10 reports from 10 different members within the past 12 months. The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported47 min | 124.4 mean avg | 78.5 median | 315 max days (93.1 std dev)
Responses10.00 %
Acceptances0.00 %
Rejections10.00 % (89.0 avg. days per rejection) | 0.0 % personal, 0.0 % form, 100.0 % unspecified | 10.0 % full MS requested
Non-Responses90.00 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded90.00 % (128.3 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals-

Other Information

The agent will try to make a decision within 42 days. (100.0 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 42 days.)
This agent may not respond to all queries. After waiting the time indicated above, assume your submission will not be accepted.
Most recent response reported was received on 21 Sep 2023.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 24 Jun 2023.

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Dates

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2024
Last Audited: 13 Jun 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 14 Jul 2023

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