Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Literary agent Stacey Donaghy wants Canadian authors for New York publishers


Hi, Brian.
I wanted to introduce myself, as I visit Quick Brown Fox often and think it’s a fantastic resource for writers. I also wanted to let you know that my genre list has changed, as I see that you have information on our agency (the Corvisiero Agency) posted on your site. The changes will soon be posted, but I thought I would send my new bio to you in advance.

On another note, I wanted to let you know that I am a Canadian agent working with a New York agency. One of my primary goals is to help our talented Canadian writers gain access to NY publishers, so I'm always on the lookout for great Canadian writers.

With my recent sale of K.A. Tucker's Ten tiny Breaths to Atria, Simon & Schuster, I am hoping that this will be first of many Canadian writers that I am able to move forward into positions of greater exposure!

I will continue to drop by your blog often and perhaps we will connect one day at a conference or speaker event.

Best Regards,
Stacey
Stacey Donaghy,
Corvisiero Literary Agency

Note: Stacey and I will certainly be connecting. She's agreed to be the literary agent on the "From the Horse's Mouth – How to Get Published" seminar, which I'll host at Ryerson University on June 15. We'll also have a senior figure from a publishing house and someone from the self-publishing industry. More details here
To register, email me at: brianhenry@sympatico.ca 

Stacey Donaghy is an avid supporter of triple-shot lattes and dark brews; give her a good story and a cup of her favorite coffee and she is ready to go!  
Preferred genres: Young Adult and New Adult fiction and upper Middle Grade chapter books that have series potential. Romance is also on her list.

"I am looking for stories with well-developed characters whose conflicts are at the forefront of the story. Edgy is a good word to describe what I hope to find. 

"In YA and New Adult, I am looking for stories that depict strong characters that surprise and engage me. Depending on the plot, a little heat is also a nice touch. New twists on old themes are also something I love. I really want to miss the characters once I conclude the read.

"Where Romance is concerned I hope to find stories that make me swoon, cry and cheer!  Where the male and female characters are the type you admire and that make your heart thump! With characters that struggle to find each other.  Struggling that pulls at the heart strings, and builds to that climatic point where there is a Happy Ever After or a Happy for Now conclusion.   Heat levels can vary, although I am not seeking erotica at this time.

"In middle grade I hope to find chapter books for upper middle grade readers. I seek stories that are unique and intelligent and have some of my favorite elements of paranormal, mystery, thriller or suspense!"

Stacey in not interested in: Short Stories, Poetry, Non-fiction, Children/Picture books, or in Adult: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense, Horror, Western or Historic Romance

Query Stacey at: query@corvisieroagency.com
Put “Query for Stacey Donaghy " in the subject line. Attach a 1-2 page synopsis and the first 5 pages of the manuscript as separate Word .doc files.

For more information on the Corvisiero Literary Agency, see here.

Brian Henry will lead will lead a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop in Guelph on April 13 (see here), and he'll lead a "How to Get Published” workshop on Saturday, May 4, in Barrie (see here).  To register, mail brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Also, Brian will lead a “Writing True Stories” course on Monday mornings in Mississauga (see here) and he'll lead a Welcome to Creative Writing course on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here). 
To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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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