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Peter Rubie 17

An agent with FinePrint Literary Management (see other agents at this agency).

About

Peter Rubie specializes in a broad range of high-quality fiction and non-fiction. Rubie is a former BBC Radio and Fleet Street journalist and for several years was the director of the publishing section of the New York University Summer Publishing Institute. He was a member of the NYU faculty for 10 years, and taught the only university-level course in the country on how to become a literary agent. Prior to becoming an agent he was a publishing house editor for nearly six years, whose authors won prizes and critical acclaim. He has also been the editor-in-chief of a Manhattan local newspaper, and a freelance editor and book doctor for major publishers. He was a regular reviewer for the international trade magazine Publishers Weekly, and is a published author of both fiction and non-fiction. He is a member of AAR, and regularly lectures and writes on publishing and the craft of writing. He is the author of two published novels and close to ten non-fiction books ranging in subject matter from publishing and writing to music and Shakespeare. One thing about Peter that is not well known is that he was once a professional jazz musician and from time to time can still be found playing in various jazz venues around New York City and London.

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Country & Professional Associations

United States Member of AALA

Fiction Open

In fiction he represents literate thrillers, crime fiction, science fiction and fantasy, military fiction and literary fiction, middle grade and some boy oriented young adult fiction.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Middle grades, Young adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeSubgenre: Crime.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Society/Culture (War/Military issues).
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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Nonfiction Open

In non-fiction he specializes in narrative non-fiction, popular science, spirituality, history, biography, pop culture, business and technology, parenting, health, self help, music, and food.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Business/Finance, Children/Family (Parenting/Child care), Health/Medicine, History (General, Biographies), Lifestyle (Food and Drink, Self-help), Music, Religion/Spirituality (Spirituality), Science, Society/Culture (Pop culture), Technology.
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 08 Sep 2021
Last Checked: 27 Sep 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 17 Aug 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 08 Mar 2018

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