Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lauren Ruth of BookEnds literary agency seeks literary & commercial fiction, YA, memoir, and popular nonfiction

Lauren Ruth started her publishing career as an intern at Simon & Schuster's Touchstone/Fireside imprint. Shortly thereafter, she completed her second internship at BookEnds, where she fell in love with the literary agency side of the publishing industry. In February 2011, she joined BookEnds as a full-time literary assistant. She will soon have her master's degree in book publishing. Lauren blogs at http://slushpiletales.wordpress.com/

Lauren is looking for literary fiction, romance, women's fiction, chick lit, young adult, middle grade, mystery, historical fiction, and steampunk.

On the nonfiction side, she's looking for memoir, parenting and family, relationships, food and lifestyle, business, popular science, popular culture, and popular psychology.

Query Lauren at: lruth@bookends-inc.com. Include your query in the body of the email.

For more about other agents at BookEnds seeking clients, see here. BookEnds home page here. Submissions page here.

Brian Henry has a "Writing for Children and Young Adults" workshop coming up on on August 20 in Oakville (see here), in Gravenhurst in Muskoka on October 1 (see here), and in St. Catharines on January 14, 2012 (see here).

Also, Brian will be leading "How to Get Published" workshops on August 27 in Woodstock, (see here), on September 24 in Guelph with guest Monica Pacheco of the Anne McDermid Agency (see here), on Sunday, Oct 23, in Sudbury (see here) and on December 3 in Oakville with guest Ali McDonald of The Rights Factory literary agency (see here).

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Kitchener, Orangeville, Barrie, Woodstock, London, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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