FINE PRINT LITERARY MANAGEMENT
207 W. 106th St., Suite 1D
New York, NY 10025
Peter Rubie specializes in a broad range of high-quality fiction and non-fiction. In non-fiction he specializes in narrative non-fiction, popular science, spirituality, history, biography, pop culture, business and technology, parenting, health, self help, music, and food. He is a “sucker” for outstanding writing. In fiction he represents literate thrillers, crime fiction, science fiction and fantasy, military fiction and literary fiction, middle grade and some boy oriented young adult fiction.
Rubie is a former BBC Radio and Fleet Street journalist and for several years was the director of the publishing section of the New York University Summer Publishing Institute. He was a member of the NYU faculty for 10 years, and taught the only university-level course in the country on how to become a literary agent.
Prior to becoming an agent he was a publishing house editor for nearly six years, whose authors won prizes and critical acclaim. He has also been the editor-in-chief of a Manhattan local newspaper, and a freelance editor and book doctor for major publishers. He was a regular reviewer for the international trade magazine Publishers Weekly, and is a published author ofboth fiction and non-fiction. He is a member of AAR, and regularly lectures and writes on publishing and the craft of writing. He is the author of two published novels and close to ten non-fiction books ranging in subject matter from publishing and writing to music and Shakespeare. One thing about Peter that is not well known is that he was once a professional jazz musician and from time to time can still be found playing in various jazz venues around New York City and London.
Percentage Of Fiction/Non-Fiction Represented: 70% Non fiction, 30% Fiction
Recent Sales: THE GLASS HARMONICA/LOUISE MARLE/ACE TRADE; ON NIGHT’S SHORE, THE DISQUIET HEART/RANDAL SILVIS/ ST MARTIN’S PRESS
Categories Of Interest: THE AGENCY SPECIALIZES IN NONFICTION BOOKS ON POPULAR CULTURE (TV, FILM, MUSIC, ART, LITERATURE, ETC.,) NARRATIVE NON-FICTION, TRUE CRIME, HUMOR, JUDAICA, WOMEN’S ISSUES, NEW AGE, SCIENCE, POLITICS, HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, CRIME NOVELS, THRILLERS, SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY, AND LITERARY NOVELS.
Do You Accept E-mail Queries? No
Do You Charge A Reading Fee? No
Do You Run An In-House Editorial Service? No
Are You In Any Way A Subsidy Publisher? No
What Is Your Commission Structure? 15% domestic, 20% foreign
Do You Charge For Up-Front Expenses? No
Is The Fee Reimbursed To The Writer If You Sell The Work? No
Do You Tell A Represented Writer Where You Are Submitting The Work And Send Copies Of Rejections? Yes