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Changed agencies. Formerly with Richard Curtis Associates.

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Mr. Richard Curtis

Harold Ober Associates

New York, NY


AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Closed

E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from stevegouldfan1
Jul 06, 2022 9:58 am

As of 2018, Harold Ober Associates became a subsidiary of Folio Literary Management. Its offices are located in the same building as Folio Literary Management.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 02, 2022 10:10 am

Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Richard Curtis Associates.

Thanks OnyxEyez
from OnyxEyez
Feb 16, 2022 11:55 pm

He's been acquired by Harold Ober Associates - and looks per their contact page they do not take new clients?
from UnderTheTree
Oct 25, 2021 12:45 pm

10/25/21 form submitted.
114k fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 10, 2021 5:01 pm

ashmore_brad, unfortunately, agent query is no longer updated regularly and so can’t be relied on too much.
from ashmore_brad
Sep 10, 2021 4:27 pm

This agency is only accepting nonfiction submissions at this time
Due to unfavorable market conditions, the agency no longer reads fiction submissions by authors who have not been previously published by a bona fide publisher
from raktinope
Aug 20, 2021 9:38 am

Form Query July 8th, 2021
Closed No Response August 20th, 2021

The form on the website is still open and his Publisher's Marketplace hasn't been updated since 2012. Can anyone confirm that this agent is actually closed? Otherwise I'm gonna shoot my shot.

Did anyone get a confirmation email when they submitted the form? I'm not sure he actually got my query...
from budgiebrain
Jul 25, 2021 6:11 pm

Hi, raktinope! I submitted a query but didn't receive a confirmation email.
from cctyler93
Jul 13, 2021 5:39 pm

Query: 7/13/21

120k Sci-Fi/Paranormal Action/Adventure
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 05, 2021 6:48 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks raktinope
from jmartinlibrary
Aug 22, 2020 9:16 am

Just signed with him. He is amazing, and such a class act. Highly recommended.
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.

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