Andy Ross

Open Pitch Session
Literary Agent
Andy Ross Agency
Sunday 9/8 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

This is good for drama novels!
Pitch Tips

Keep the pitch informal and try to stay relaxed.

About Your Host

Andy Ross opened his literary agency in 2008. Prior to that, he was the owner of the legendary Cody's Books in Berkeley for 30 years. His agency represents books in a wide range of non-fiction genres including narrative non-fiction, science, journalism, history, popular culture, memoir, and current events. He also represents literary, commercial, historical, and upmarket women’s fiction, and YA and middle-grade fiction. For non-fiction, Andy looks for writing with a strong voice, robust story arc, and books that tell a big story about culture and society by authors with the authority to write about their subject. In fiction, he likes character- and voice-driven stories about real people in the real world. Andy has participated and taught classes in numerous writers conferences including San Francisco Writers Conference, Kauai Writers Conference, San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference, Nebraska Writers Conference, and more. He has organized and conducted writing-intensive workshops with Linda Watanabe McFerrin in Santa Fe and in Scotland. Andy is the author of The Literary Agent’s Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal. His popular blog, “Ask the Agent: Night Thoughts About Books and Publishing”, has received over 500,000 unique views. Authors Andy represents include Daniel Ellsberg, Fritjof Capra, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Susan Griffin, Gwen Strauss, Anjanette Delgado, Elisa Kleven, Tawni Waters, Randall Platt, Mary Jo McConahay, Gerald Nachman, Michael Parenti, Paul Krassner, Milton Viorst, and Michele Anna Jordan. Andy is a member of the Association of Author Representatives (AAR).


  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your contact info or written pitch via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this program, email!

Specializes in:

  • Biopics
  • Books
  • Female-Driven
  • Historical
  • Socially Relevant
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Adult Fiction, Narrative Non-Fiction, Current Events, Journalism, Science

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