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Gail Ross

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


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Gail Ross represents important commercial nonfiction across all genres. Four of the books she represented have won the Pulitzer Prize: Cuba: An American History by Ada Ferrer, American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin, Black Flags by Joby Warrick and The Haunted Land by Tina Rosenberg. Her clients include thought leaders, CEO's, social justice activists, journalists, historians, and experts in a variety of fields, and she and her team have earned a reputation in the industry for providing rigorous, enthusiastic editorial guidance at all stages of the publishing process. Prior to joining WME, Gail was a partner at Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold and founded the Gail Ross Literary Agency, which became the Ross Yoon Agency in 2010. Washingtonian magazine has named her one of the most powerful women in Washington for several years running. Gail is also the author of The Writer’s Lawyer and The Essential Guide to Entertainment Law’s chapter on book publishing contracts. She speaks widely about publishing and book contracts across the country. Gail cofounded the Washington D.C., office of WME in 2023. Gail’s daily mantra is: Books Change Lives.

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United States

Nonfiction Open


Open to a broad Audience.

Book Book

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


Open to all/most Topics.


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

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Last Updated: 14 Jul 2024
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Date Added: 14 Jul 2023

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