Friday, June 14, 2013

Emma Patterson of powerhouse literary agency Brandt & Hochman seeks new authors

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.
1501 Broadway
Suite 2310
New York, NY 10036
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Emma Patterson was formerly with the Wendy Weil Agency, beginning as an assistant, later becoming a rights associate, and eventually an agent. In the beginning of 2013, she joined Brandt & Hochman, where she’s eager to continue growing her list of authors.

Wendy say: “I am on the lookout for literary and commercial fiction, upmarket women’s fiction, historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, memoir, food writing, and YA and Middle Grade fiction and nonfiction.

“I’m open to mostly any project with strong writing, an original premise, and a story that immediately grabs me – and I still think about weeks after I’ve finished reading it. I’m especially drawn to stories that make me cry, laugh, or transport me to a world that’s new to me. So long as the writing is strong, I don’t shy away from dark or quiet stories. I don’t tend to like category or genre fiction.”

Query Emma at  
A few pages of the work can also be pasted into the body of the email. No attachments.

Emma’s colleague at Brandt & Hochman, Jody Klein, is also looking for new authors. Jody is looking for literary and commercial fiction, memoirs and narrative fiction.  More here.

Carly Watters of P.S. Literary agency
Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published” workshop with guest speaker Carly Watters of P.S. Literary agency in Georgetown on October 5. For more details or to register, email

Brian will also be leading “How to Build Your Story” workshops in Brampton on June 22 (see here), in Kingston on July 20 (here), in Peterborough on July 21 (here), in Woodstock on July 27 (here), in Barrie on Sept 21 (here), and in Sudbury on Sept 22 (here).  To register, email

Before you submit, the best way to get your manuscript into shape is with a weekly course. This summer, Brian will be leading an "Exploring Creative Writing" course on Thursday afternoons in Burlington (see here).  

In September, he’ll be leading "Next Step" courses on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga and Thursday evenings in Georgetown and "Intensive" courses on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga. More details on all upcoming classes 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, Bracebridge, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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