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Mr. Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis Associates

171 East 74th Street, Floor 2

New York, NY 10021



Website: www.curtisagency.com

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Closed

E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Expat8410
Sep 14, 2019 11:18 am


Although RC is closed to queries, I'd been in touch with him a few years ago, on a previous manuscript, and on that basis reestablished contact.

He agreed to receive a query and based on that -- he liked the story described -- asked for the first 50 pages. After spending a weekend reading that, he provided very helpful, personal feedback (he certainly read it all) but regretted to say he would pass. Too far afield from his comfort zone.

I echo others' comments -- this fellow is the dream agent. Wish things turned out otherwise, but still am reasonably pleased with out interaction.
from NicoleParton
Jul 06, 2018 8:53 pm


Richard Curtis is - or was - a writer's dream agent. He's now 80, and is taking it easy. To the best of my knowledge, that's why he's generally closed to Queries.
from NicoleParton
May 08, 2017 4:19 pm


If you can snag Richard Curtis at a time when he's open to queries, you will have one of New York's finest, most caring, and most ethical agents. Although he is now nearly 80, I have the greatest respect for this man.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 25, 2017 7:57 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from DinaHaynes
Apr 18, 2017 8:27 pm


FQ: 4/17/2017 1ch
ER: 4/18/2017 The first personalized rejection I've ever had. It wasn't much, but appreciated.
Contemporary Ro 85K
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 13, 2017 3:44 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from BrianHarrison
Mar 09, 2017 7:39 pm


according to their website they only accept queries via online form. I'm confused by the "This agent is closed" marking.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 29, 2017 4:41 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

A message from the agent stated they were closed to queries even though their site doesn't reflect this.
from ladytuono
Dec 05, 2016 11:28 am


EQ: 12/05
ER within the hour, personalized and encouraging. :)

Adult Contemporary LGBT Fantasy 86k
from VV3434
Dec 02, 2016 7:07 pm


EQ: 12/01
ER: 12/01

Very nice and helpful personalized rejection. Those fortunate enough to sign with him will surely be in great hands! :)
from isinglass
Nov 21, 2016 12:19 am


EQ: 11/18
ER: 11/20

Very nice letter and prompt response. 83K urban fantasy
from hexylady
Oct 17, 2016 6:07 pm


EQ 10/16
ER 10/17
Urban Fantasy, 82k

"We've experienced a slowdown in buying in the paranormal area and I don't think we'd be the right agents to try to overcome that resistance."
from katiekat1758
Jul 22, 2016 10:40 am


Kind of helpful. Said his fantasy clientele was full.
from Catsamoa79
Jun 15, 2016 10:42 am


EQ: 3/28/16
ER: 6/15/16
Sent follow-up on 6/12 and received a form letter rejection, stating he takes on very few new authors, etc., etc....
from _Alina
May 18, 2016 6:45 pm


EQ: 5/16
ER: 5/17

Rejection was specific to my query, which (as far as rejections go) is nice. And you have to appreciate the speed of the response.

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