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Tristram Coburn

Agency: Tristram C. Coburn Literary Management

Tristram C. Coburn brings more than ten years of book publishing experience to his new agency. During his time as an editor for Pocket Books (a division of Simon & Schuster) he worked with numerous NYTs best-selling authors, including Clive Cussler, Richard Marcinko, John Weisman, Col. Philip Corso, and Bill Birnes, among others. While acquiring for McGraw-Hill, he worked with such authors as Edward Hotaling, Kevin McMurray, and sailing guru Gary Jobson and acquired more than fifty other successful projects. In total, Tristram Coburn has acquired more than 100 titles, both fiction and nonfiction, during his career working for two major international publishing houses. With that experience, he has a vivid sense of what works and what doesn't in today’s competitive publishing market.

Tristram C. Coburn Literary Management represents clients who write commercial fiction and topical nonfiction on a variety of subjects including sports, adventure, health, and politics.

Submission Guidelines:

Please send a query letter first via the email address listed below. I accept queries via email only if all of your material can be imbedded in the body of the email. Due to numerous viruses, unsolicited attachments will not be accepted. Your query letter should be a detailed synopsis of your project - fiction or nonfiction. Included should be a complete resume and bio.

Tristram C. Coburn Literary Management

Please keep in mind that I can only take on a very small number of new writers in any given year. That said, I am always interested in considering new clients, both published and unpublished. However, under no circumstances should a full-length manuscript be submitted unless I've requested it. If I do request a completed manuscript, expect a response in 4-8 weeks. Additionally, I respond to email queries much faster than mailed ones. You should also let me know if you are making multiple queries to other agents; exclusive submissions are preferred and will be given priority.

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