Saturday, January 9, 2010
The Bukowski Agency
Denise Bukowski is one of the most highly respected literary agents in Canada. Denise represent about 70 clients, including such outstanding authors as Gail Anderson-Dargatz (A Recipe for Bees). Wayson Choy (The Jade Peony), and Annabel Lyon whose debut novel, The Golden Mean, won the 2009 Writers Trust Prize.
Here’s what Denise has to say:
“The Bukowski Agency specializes in international literary fiction and up-market non-fiction for adults. It does not represent genre fiction, children's literature, plays, poetry, or screenplays. The Bukowski agency looks for writers whose work can be marketed in many media and territories, and who have the potential to make a living from their work. ”
Submissions: The Bukowski Agency accepts submission only from authors living in Canada. When submitting to them, the Agency asks that you not submit your work elsewhere for six weeks.
For fiction, please mail the first 50 pages only, double-spaced, plus a synopsis. You must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of your submission.
For non-fiction, please submit a proposal. For an excellent explanation of what goes in to a non-fiction proposal, see here: http://www.thebukowskiagency.com/proposal_guidelines.htm
Fiction and non-fiction submissions should be sent by mail, in hard copy – no email submissions.
Complete submission guidelines here: http://www.thebukowskiagency.com/submissions.htm
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