Noah Ballard

Noah Ballard

Agent | Curtis Brown

Noah Ballard is an agent at Curtis Brown. He received his BA in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and began his career in publishing at Emma Sweeney Agency where he sold foreign rights for the agency in addition to building his own client list. Noah specializes in literary debuts, upmarket thrillers, and narrative nonfiction, and he is always on the lookout for honest and provocative new writers. Noah has appeared across the country at graduate programs and writing conferences speaking about query letters, building nonfiction platforms, and submission etiquette.

Should We Really Say Art VERSUS Commerce?: How an Agent Will Help You Navigate the Business of Publishing, without Sacrificing Your Art

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It is important for writers to be paid. That exchange signals that art is valued. Ideally, art should be fueled by commerce. Arguably, no one believes this more wholeheartedly than literary agents. Their job is to generate that fuel. They push for writers to be paid as much as possible for their work, and their […]

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