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Ms. Claudia Ballard

William Morris Endeavor

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Claudia Ballard

William Morris Endeavor

11 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10010
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


General Fiction


Humor/Gift Book
Pop Culture
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Known Clients (current & past)
Megan Amram
Marie-Helene Bertino
Julie Buntin
Halle Butler
Marjorie Celona
Amelia Gray
Eddie Joyce
Charlie Kaufman
Alexandra Kleeman
Ben Nugent
Kiley Reid
Emma Straub
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/22/2023 04:16 PM
I was getting a bounce-back for this agent forever! I found three different emails- all bouncebacks! then I figured it out- my email was too long, so the security filter got suspicious and thought it was SPAM. When I just sent the query letter, without any novel excerpt pasted in the body of the email, it went right through. She requested the full ms same day.
01/05/2023 02:09 PM
Hi! does anyone know how to query this agent? there is no instruction in the WME website
10/03/2022 07:39 AM
2/22/21 EQ
2/23/21 FR from Haley Heidemann (query forwarded from Ballard)
5/13/21 Revise and resubmit request from HH
3/3/22 Offer of rep from HH

Upmarket adult 90k
09/09/2022 07:37 PM
EQ: 9/8/22
Literary Fiction 83k words
06/10/2022 02:08 PM
Does anyone know if WME wants pages in the query? Thanks!
03/24/2022 09:16 AM
EQ: 2/9/22
100k own voices/ upmarket
CNR 3/24/22
10/27/2021 01:03 PM
EQ: 6/12/21
CNR: 10/27/21
10/24/2021 09:50 PM
I've tried a few WME agents now, I'm getting the same error message for all of them.
10/19/2021 11:09 AM
I'm also getting an error message back.
10/10/2021 04:06 PM
I've been trying to query this agent for a few months, but keep getting this error message back: 554 Email rejected due to security policies

I'm sending from a gmail account, and haven't had this problem with any other emails. Anyone else having this problem?
06/03/2021 10:31 PM
EQ 6/03/21

Literary 60k
05/18/2021 03:44 PM
EQ 05/18/21

Literary 51k
04/15/2021 01:05 PM
EQ 4/16/21

Literary 102k
11/09/2020 04:37 PM
Very bad experience with Janine. Would not recommend anyone query her.
04/09/2020 10:10 AM
How do you even query this agency? Just use the emails on query tracker?
03/03/2020 11:50 PM
Using as a stand-in for Janine Kamouh
DVpit EQ: 10/28/19, just a query letter
FR: 10/28/19, sent right away
ER: 02/25/20, personalized

YA Contemporary, 85k
02/11/2020 12:19 PM
Stand-in for Sabrina Taitz

EQ full (on request): 10Feb2020
Adult literary
12/20/2019 12:42 PM
Using as a stand-in for Sabrina Taitz!
Pitmad EQ: 12/05/19
FR!!: 12/05/19
Offer of Rep!!!!! 12/09/19
Accepted offer of rep!!! 12/20/19
I'm SO thrilled to be working with Sabrina. She's hungry and eager to prove herself with a phenomenal agency behind her! I can't wait to dive into revisions and get this book to be the very badass story I know it can be!!
YA Thriller 88K
11/22/2019 11:45 AM
Received a nice note saying that Claudia is going on maternity leave and will be back in April. Welcome to resubmit then.
09/05/2019 10:36 AM
EQ: 6/4/19, upmarket fic, 93k
CNR: 9/5/19
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