Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Literary agent Mollie Glick of Foundry Literary seeks novels that bridge the literary-commercial divide

Foundry Literary + Media
33 W 17th St
# 11
New York, NY 10011


Foundry describes itself as: “a full-service literary agency and media development company dedicated to providing the most positive and profitable publishing experience for our clients, from the American book market to foreign publishing, film and TV, merchandise, online media and beyond.

Mollie Glick is an experienced agent who’s recently put out a call for submissions. She represents literary fiction, young adult fiction, narrative nonfiction, and a bit of practical nonfiction. Right now, she’s most particularly looking for novels that bridge the literary-commercial divide, combining a great, high concept plot with beautiful writing.

“I get submitted a lot of high concept YA projects,” says Mollie, “because I’ve made some big deals for Gennifer Albin (Crewel); Rebbeca Serle (When You Were Mine and Gondal) and Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed and Crucible) and I’m always open to great YA, but what I’m really dying to see more of right now is adult fiction that straddles the literary/commercial line.
Josephine Angelini is one of many
successful authors represented by
Mollie Glick
“I love books that introduce readers to a fully realized world, or a voice they can’t forget. Some of my favorite books that I’ve read recently include Hugh Howey’s Wool; Maria Semple’s Where did you go, Bernadette; Marissa Pessl’s Night Film; Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus; Lev Grossman’s The Magicians; Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl; and Ann Leary’s The Good House; and my holy grail for adult fiction remains The Time Traveller’sWife.
Mollie also accepts nonfiction dealing with popular science, medicine, psychology, cultural history, memoir and current events.

She’s very hands-on, working collaboratively with her authors to refine their projects, then focusing on identifying just the right editors for her submissions. 

Some of Mollie’s recent projects include New York Times bestseller Jonathan Evison’s West of Here and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (Algonquin); Carol Rifka Brunt’s Tell The Wolves I’m Home (Random House); Rhonda Riley’s The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope (Ecco); Elizabeth Black’s The Drowning House (Nan A. Talese); Dr. Tracy Alloway’s The New IQ (Free Press); and Lenore Skenazy’s Free Range Kids (Jossey-Bass).

After graduating with honors from Brown University, Mollie began her publishing career as a literary scout, advising foreign publishers regarding the acquisition of rights to American books. She then worked as an editor at the Crown imprint of Random House, before switching over to the other side and becoming an agent in 2003. In addition to her work as a literary agent, Mollie has served on the Contracts Committee of the Association of Authors' Representatives.

Query Mollie Glick at: mgsubmissions@foundrymedia.com
For fiction, please include a synopsis, the first three chapters of your manuscript and an author bio with your query letter.  For nonfiction, please include sample chapters, a table of contents and an author bio. Full submission guidelines here.

Martha Magor Webb 
of  the 
Anne McDermid literary agency
Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published" workshop  with guest speaker Martha Magor Webb of the Anne McDermid literary agency in Oakville on Feb 22, 2014 (see here).

Also, Brian will lead a “Writing for Children & for Young Adults" workshop  workshop  in Caledon at the Bolton Library on Jan 18 (here).

And he’ll lead “How to make your stories dramatic" workshops in Kingston on Nov 16 (here), Orillia on Nov 23 (here), and in Brampton on Dec 7 (here).

Brian also has a number of weekly course coming up in January. He'll lead a “Writing your life & other true stories” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and a “Welcome to Creative Writing” course on Tuesday evenings in Burlington (here).

Brian will lead Next Step courses on Tuesday mornings in Burlington (see here), Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here); and he'll lead “Intensive” courses for more experienced writers on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (see here).

To register or for more details of any course or workshop, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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

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