SAM was started in 1999, and has a handful of clients -- one in particular keeps things busy and keeps SAM in business.
To be honest, SAM has not been actively seeking more clients, but the Guide To Literary Agents listed the agency, and that was followed by some web sites that included SAM without asking. That's okay, it just makes us look like we're seeking out writers more aggressively than we are.
SAM does not charge reading fees, and while we may offer critiques on submissions, it's not a habit. (Critiques take a long time, but if the writer and the work are onto something special, a few comments and suggestions might be offered to help things along.)
SAM is in Southern California, but haven't done anything with Hollywood. This means NO SCREENPLAYS. But if you have a novel that might make a good movie . . . well, let's worry about getting it published first.
SAM receives a ton of email (literally -- we weighed it once), but if you have a question, feel free to write. You'll get an answer . . . eventually.