Monday, April 8, 2013

Rachel Vogel joins Waxman Leavell Literary Agency

Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
443 Park Ave South #1004
New York, NY 1006

At Waxman Leavell, Rachel Vogel plans to continue building her list of upmarket and literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. Here’s what she has to say:

“I love connecting with a writer on an editorial level so we’re both motivated to create something special.  In everything I read, be it fiction or nonfiction, I’m looking for that certain spark.  But that’s just the beginning. I enjoy forging long relationships that result in a writer finding the perfect editor and publishing a book that they’re proud of and becomes a success.

“I joined the The Waxman Leavell Agency as an agent in 2013. I’ve previously held positions at Mary Evans Inc., Lippincott, Massie, McQuilkin and at the literary scouting agency, Maria Campbell Associates, where I scouted the American book market for foreign publishers and for Warner Brothers.  

“I am interested in fiction that pays equal attention to both the voice and the story, and am particularly drawn to literary fiction that pops off the page, upmarket thrillers and mysteries, “book club” books, and novels with a fantastic/paranormal element that reach beyond genre.

“In nonfiction, I’m on the lookout for subject-driven narratives, memoirs and biography and journalism. Some of the books I’ve represented include Rebecca Dana’s memoir Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blond (Amy Einhorn/Putnam), the debut novel Race Across the Sky by Derek Sherman (Plume), a narrative nonfiction work about the Japanese tsunami and earthquake disaster Strong in the Rain by Lucy Birmingham and David O’Neill (Palgrave), and the first authorized biography of Jonas Salk, Jonas Salk: American Icon, Scientific Outcast (Oxford University Press).

For fiction, include 5 to 10 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of your email. No attachments. Full submission guidelines here.

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

However, before you submit, though, the best way to get your manuscript into shape is with a weekly course. This summer, Brian will be leading Intensive Creative Writing courses on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (details here) and on Thursday evenings in Mississauga (details here). 
To register, email

For spring courses, he still has space in his Writing True Stories classes on Monday mornings in Mississauga (see here), and in Welcome to Creative Writing on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here). 
To register, email

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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