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Manuscript Review with Literary Agent Noah Ballard


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45-minute 1-on-1 meeting with Literary Agent Noah Ballard, including a pre-reading of your manuscript & book synopsis

About the 1-on-1 Meetings

Sometimes you just need an expert to look at your work.

Literary Agent Noah Ballard will meet you 1-on-1 via Zoom to give detailed feedback about your manuscript or book proposal so you can get closer to your dream of publishing your book! This includes:

  • 45 minutes 1-on-1 with a literary agent at one of the world's top agencies
  • A thorough pre-reading of 20 pages (double-spaced) of your writing
  • A close look at your synopsis or book outline

About Noah Ballard

Noah is a Literary Agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd., one of the world’s leading literary agencies based in New York and San Francisco, founded in 1914.

After studying creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he began his career in publishing at Emma Sweeney Agency.

Today, Noah specializes in literary fiction, short story collections, and narrative non-fiction, including memoir, journalism, and pop culture.

He is considered by Writer's Digest as the top literary agent to follow on Twitter.

Noah has appeared at graduate writing programs and writers' conferences across the United States, speaking on the subject of query letters, building non-fiction platforms, and submission etiquette.

A New Jersey native, Noah currently lives in Brooklyn.

What writers are saying about Noah

"Noah's editorial insight and overall commentary helped shape my stories to be sent to publishers and agents. He also gave me advice and ideas on how best to proceed further with my writing."
Katya Grishakova, June 2020

"Noah's experience as an agent was incredibly helpful, and he answered all the questions I had. I definitely got the value I was looking for."
—Kristy Arnett, June 2020

"Noah did a fantastic job with my query letter. I have another story in the works and hope he has the time to help me with it."
—Kevin Cooley, June 2020

"Working with Noah was a pleasure! His collaboration became a growth opportunity for me as his suggestions provided me with new perspectives on sections of my novel. He made me feel more confident in myself as a writer and in my book. I can't thank him enough for his professionalism, honesty, and valuable feedback."
—Piper Carrington, May 2020

How it Works

Once you purchase your session, we'll email you within 2 business days to schedule a meeting date and time, and to chat about any specific requirements or requests you have. 

We'll need to receive your manuscript pages and your synopsis 5 days in advance of your meeting so that Noah has a chance to read them thoroughly.

At the time of your meeting, Noah will contact you by Zoom to dive right in!

You'll walk away with excellent insight from a professional agent about how to write, improve, market and sell your book or other work!

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