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agent
Byrd Leavell
Waxman Leavell Literary
80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10011
212-675-5556
212-675-1381 (fax)
http://www.waxmanleavell.com/
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/byrdleavell3
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A graduate of the University of Virginia and the Radcliffe Publishing Program, Byrd Leavell has been an agent for fourteen years and in that time has overseen major bestsellers across multiple categories. He handles narrative and proscriptive non-fiction, sports, humor, and commercial fiction that reads like you just grabbed hold of a speeding train; his clients include Cat Marnell, the anonymous author of Diary of an Oxygen Thief, Drew Magary, Adam Savage & Drew Curtis, Aubrey Marcus, Mat Best, Steve Spurrier, Rich Roll and Julie Piatt, Justin Halpern, Jen Romolini, Jay Chandrasekhar, Babe Walker, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Pete Sampras, George Karl, Ross Patterson, and John. L. Parker Jr.

The Waxman Leavell Literary Agency (WLLA) was founded by literary agents Scott Waxman and Byrd Leavell. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, the agency has represented dozens of New York Times bestsellers from novelists, journalists, internet personalities and celebrities.

"My entire career as an agent is committed to one driving focus: working with a select number of clients to create books that reach large audiences. It boils down to a very simple approach: signing talented, driven writers, working with them to create a book that people are actually going to want read, sending that submission to the right editors who are committed to overcoming the odds and creating bestsellers, and then staying involved after the deal, every single step of the way, with both the publisher and author to ensure that the finished book is flawless in content, packaged perfectly, and promoted effectively."


years experience: 15
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Health, Sports
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
DIARY OF AN OXYGEN THIEF, GREAT AGAIN, THE PLANTPOWER WAY, SHIT MY DAD SAYS, BABE WALKER, THE POSTMORTAL, ONCE A RUNNER, INFECTED,
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Jay Chandrasekhar’s MUSTACHE FEVER, Instagram star Caroline Calloway's AND WE WERE LIKE, Editor-in-Chief of HelloGiggles.com Jennifer Romolini's WEIRD IN A WORLD THAT'S NOT, Former XOJane.com beauty editor and "Amphetamine Logic" Vice columnist Cat Marnell's HOW TO MURDER YOUR LIFE, Comedian and YouTube personality GloZell Green's IS YOU OKAY?, GQ correspondent, Deadspin columnist, and author of THE POSTMORTAL and SOMEONE COULD GET HURT Drew Magary's THE HIKE, NYT bestselling author Scott Sigler's ALIVE,Ultramarathoner and author of the bestselling Kindle Single THE LONG RUN Mishka Shubaly's THE LONG WAY AROUND,Sophie Gamand's WET DOG,Grantland staff writer Shane Ryan's SLAYING THE TIGER...
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
I am always seeking new clients.

- Queries by email.
- Please include the first 5-10 pages of your manuscript.
- If you email please do not include an attachment unless specifically requested.

I apologize in advance if I do not reply to your email query. Feel free to submit a second time if you do not hear from me the first time.

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