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John Hawkins & Associates, Inc.
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Address:71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1600, New York, NY 10019

212-807-7040    fax: 212-807-9555

Born: October 1966, New York, New York.

Education: BS, New York University.

Career history: All with John Hawkins & Associates: began as bookkeeper, promoted to rights director, and currently general manager/literary agent of the agency.

Hobbies/personal interests: Comics, basketball, jigsaw puzzles.

Categories/subjects that you are most enthusiastic about agenting: Multi-cultural, gay fiction, literary fiction.

What you don’t want to agent: Poetry, children’s, military, mafia fiction.

If you were not an agent, what might you be doing instead: Running a bed and breakfast.

What’s the best way for writers to solicit your interest: Query letter, with sample chapters, or email query.

Do you charge reading or management fees: No.

Can you provide an approximation by percent of what you tend to represent by category: Multicultural: 50 percent, fiction—mysteries, literary, science fiction/horror: 30 percent, science/business: 10 percent, other: 10 percent.

What are the most common mistakes writers make when pitching you: Pitching more than one project. Misspelling agent’s name, information.

How would you describe the client from hell: Having unrealistic ideas about publishing industry.

How would you describe the perfect client: Good manners, patience, a bit of attitude, and a great sense of humor.

How and why did you ever become an agent: I fell into the business through a client of the agency.

What, if anything, can a writer do to increase the odds of your becoming his or her agent: [Have] patience and be a great storyteller.

How would you describe to someone (or something) from another planet what it is that you do as an agent: I help place ideas onto various formats, film, books, magazines for mass distribution around the planet.

What are your favorite books, movies, TV shows, and why: Mary Tyler Moore Show, great cast, writing—timeless; All About Eve, best movie about art, theater, and people; The Stand, probably one of the best epic books about humanity.

On a personal level, what do you think people like about you and dislike about you: I’m brutally honest.

Please list representative titles you have sold: Tarnished Beauty (Atria Books); White Nights (St Martin’s/Minotaur); Red Bones (St. Martin’s/Minotaur).


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At 11:03am on April 26, 2012, Trace Burroughs said…

I am seeking a book literary agent who is also interested in being a feature screenplay literary agent.

I'm very prolific. Currently I have 3 feature screenplays, different genres. Right now there is a specific one I would like to interest you in. I have about 100 contacts, producers, directors, mostly with phone numbers I can give you to work off who might be interested in this work. For your evaluation I have in pdf form the screenplay, a step outline and a synopsis. You can also offer these to perspective buyers for evaluation.

If it is not sold as a theatrical feature it would make a great 4 part mini series on Lifetime, Oxygen or some other channel. (There is a 100 pages I edited from the screenplay to make it an acceptable length of 120 pages.)

Honor Thy Father and Mother is the title of my feature drama. It's about Hollywood, celebrity and a family that kept secret over 100 years of physical, verbal and sexual abuse. Howard Blum, 2 times nominated for a Pulitzer, New York Times best selling author with 2 of his books optioned by Miramax and Fox said of my screenplay: "powerful, intelligent, and a grimly compelling family saga."

BIO: Writing for 23 years. 6 brick and mortar published books for tweens and adults (out of print). Spec screenplays 10, sitcoms several, 6 presentations for animated series, childrens' television writer + producer of animation and small budget films. Some of my clients have included Nickelodeon, Fox Kids' Club, USA Network, HBO, MTV, Disney Channel, Harvey Pekar estate, Margaret Cho and Rita Rudner.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Please respond using my personal email

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you

Trace Steven Burroughs
TEL: 203-664-1086 EST
Redding, CT 06896


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