Thursday, January 3, 2013

Two young agents form new literary agency, seek authors

The Booker Albert Literary Agency
P.O Box 20931
York, PA 17402

Two young agents have teamed up to create their own agency – The Booker Albert Literary Agency – and are actively seeking clients.

Brittany Booker is a Literary Agent and co-founder of The Booker Albert Literary Agency.
She was formerly with the LoriPerkins agency. Brittany is looking for novels that keep her up at  night. In fiction she is looking for well-written contemporary romances, historical fiction, fantasies, YA and new adult fiction. She is specifically interested in time travel novels.

In Young Adult fiction, Brittany is drawn to contemporary works; dramatic or funny romances; and urban fantasy.  She's especially interested in YA that is funny and quirky. The goofier the heroine, the better. She is a big sucker for happy endings. She also has a passion for books set in the south. Brittany is not looking for erotica, middle grade, memoirs or paranormal works at the moment.

Query Brittany at:
Include first ten pages of your complete manuscript pasted into the email, along with a 1–2 page synopsis. 

Jordy Albert is a Literary Agent and co-founder of The Booker Albert Literary Agency. She was formerly with the Lori Perkins Agency. She is looking for stories that capture her attention from beginning to end; stories that have heart, and characters that are hard to forget. She would love to see fresh, well-developed plots featuring travel with unique, exotic settings, competitions, or time travel. 

Jordy is particularly interested in romance (contemporary or historical) and women's fiction. Jordy is also looking for YA and New Adult contemporary/historical or dystopian, sci-fi/fantasy with romance weaved throughout. She is also open to YA LGBT within those genres. She enjoys intelligent, quirky characters with a deadpan sense of humor. Jordy is not looking for stories post-marriage/divorce/children, erotica, inspirational or paranormal at this time. 

Query Jordy at:
Include first ten pages of your complete manuscript pasted into the email, along with a 1–2 page synopsis. 

Full submission guidelines here.

Brian Henry will be leading "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshops in Hamilton on February 9 (details here) and in Guelph on April 13 (details here).

Also, Brian will lead "How to Get Published” workshops on March 16 in Peterborough (details here) and on March 17 in Kingston (details here).  To register, email:

But probably the best single step you can take toward creating a manuscript that’s ready for publication is to join one of the “Next Step” or “Intensive” creative writing courses. Spaces are still available in his Next Step course starting January 24 in Georgetown (details here). Email to inquire about Next Step and Intensive courses this spring in Mississauga, Georgetown and Burlington:

Beginners should look into Brian’s “Welcome to Creative Writing” course starting January 21 in Georgetown (details here) or the “Writing Memoirs” course starting January 29 in Burlington (details here).

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

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