Thursday, October 6, 2011

Barbara Scott joins WordServe Literary Group, seeks books for general market and for Christian market

Barbara Scott has joined WordServe Literary Group as an agent. She has been a book editor for more than thirteen years and altogether has been in publishing for thirty years. She has worked at Zondervan, McGraw-Hill, Honor Books and most recently started the fiction arm of Abingdon Press.

Barbara is Looking for full-length fiction, 65,000 to 100,000 words. General market or Christian market. Genres: Women's, Romance, Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Historical, Family Saga, Amish, Political Thrillers, Mainstream, Supernatural/Speculative, including End Times.

She also wants short contemporary and historical fiction, 40,000 to 65,000 words. Christian market. Genres: Romance, Historical, Romantic Suspense. Will accept queries for Barbour, Steeple Hill Love Inspired, Summerside Love Finds You, and Avon Inspire.

And she wants Middle grade and YA books

In non-fiction, Barbara seeks both Christian market and general market projects. Current Affairs, Political, Management, Sales, Money, Home Life, Marriage, Family, Parenting, Health & Diet, How-to, Popular Culture, Psychology, Science, Self-Help, Women's Issues, Devotionals. Authors should have established social media, consulting, or speaking platforms.

Barbara is not looking for Gift books, Poetry, Short stories, Screenplays, Graphic novels, Children's picture books, Horror.

Query Barbara at:

Greg Johnson
Greg Johnson, president of WordServe is also accepting queries. Greg worked for nine years as a literary agent before starting his own agency in 2003. He has represented more than 2,000 books and negotiated more than 1,500 contracts to over eighty different publishing houses. These works included adult trade books (non-fiction and fiction), children's books, specialty Bibles, movie options, video curricula, audio products, gift books and greeting cards.

Query Greg at:  

For fiction, include the first 5 pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. No attachments. Full submission info here.

Brian Henry will be leading "How to Get Published" workshops on Saturday, October 22, in Elliot Lake (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).

Also, Brian will lead a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop in St. Catharines on January 14, 2012 (see here).

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

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