Recovered:06-14-2006, 10:47 PM
At a loss for words...
Chatelain, Harcourt & Brown ?
I searched here and P&E and didn't come up with anything, anyone hear of them?
__________________06-15-2006, 09:08 AM
Did you google them? I got 145 hits. They've got a website, http://www.literaryagency.us/ , appear to be located in Salt Lake City, bringing into question the viability of the publishing contacts agents need. One large red flag waved at "Response times vary and can take from several months to a year if we respond at all."
Edited to add: I'm seeing no indication of any past sales, by the agency or by individual agents. That, plus Jim's comment, makes me think these people cannot place your book with a publisher.
Maryn, hoping this helps
"Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" --Louis Jordan06-15-2006, 09:20 AM
James D. Macdonald
The represent poetry?
__________________06-15-2006, 12:11 PM
One of the Locals
I lived in Salt Lake City for a number of years. You might want to check out this link.
http://www.arlj.com/06-15-2006, 12:38 PM
Interesting, rugcat. I see that Mr. Chatelain is an editor of the American Review Literary Journal, which gives awards but apparently has not received any, and which has a clearly stated social agenda, which is its right. I note that his his prize client is its founder and also an editor.
I'm unfamiliar with ARLJ, but whether it's terrific or not has no bearing on his skills as an agent. In fact, it suggests that his time is not filled with agent matters on behalf of a busy and full client list.
Maryn, thanking rugcat for the link
"Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" --Louis Jordan06-15-2006, 09:34 PM
At a loss for words...
Oh my....thanks for the feedback.
__________________06-16-2006, 10:11 AM
Looks to me like YAAA (Yet Another Amateur Agency).
Two of Eight06-16-2006, 11:54 AM
Chatelain, Harcourt & Brown Literary Management
Interesting. This is Byant McGill: http://www.bryantmcgill.com. Poet of some celebrity. Work available as free downloads from his website, or hard copy from Lulu.
Vivian Ducrest is/was Rothchild Literary Agency, same *.us website, listed as McGill’s contact here: http://www.mcgillcharities.com/Questions_and_Answers/
According to this: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/3/prweb357984.htm, Chatelain has been McGill’s “manager and publicist for over 12 years”.
No sign yet that McGill & Co. has translated critical acclaim into a book with a commercial publisher.