Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Literary agents at Lowenstein Associates seek sci-fi & fantasy, YA and Middle-grade novels, literary & commercial fiction, and nonfiction

Lowenstein Associates
121 West 27th Street
Suite 501
New York, NY 10001

Connor Goldsmith has joined Lowenstein Associates as an Associate Agent and Digital Strategist. He specializes in adult science fiction and fantasy, but is also looking for psychological thrillers and literary fiction with a unique hook. He is particularly looking for fiction from authors from marginalized perspectives, especially LGBT and/or racial minority authors. He is also very interested in manuscripts with LGBT and/or racial minority protagonists.

In nonfiction Connor is looking for books by recognized experts with broad, established platforms. Subjects of interest include cinema, television, theater, mass media, historical biography, and progressive politics.

Emily Gref is a full Agent and also handles foreign and subrights. In Young Adult and Middle Grade she is looking for all genres, but has a weak spot for fairy tale, folklore, and mythology retellings. Emily is also interested in fantasy and science fiction, as well as literary and commercial women’s fiction.

In non-fiction she is looking for strong narratives and books by recognized experts with a wide-reaching platform, especially books that lend themselves well to digital mediums. Subjects of interest include popular science, linguistics, anthropology, and history. She is not looking for memoirs or biographies at this time.

Barbara Lowenstein, the founder and senior agent at Lowenstein Associates She's currently looking for writers who have a strong platform and are leading experts in their field, including fitness, business, women's issues, psychology, health, science and social issues, and is particularly interested in strong new voices in fiction and narrative nonfiction.

Email your query to:
Address your query to either Connor, Barbara or Emily. For fiction, include the first ten pages of your manuscript pasted in the body of the email.  For nonfiction, please send a one-page query letter, a table of contents, and, if available, a proposal pasted into the body of the email. Please put the word QUERY and the title of your project in the subject field of your email. No attachments.

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).

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).

He’ll lead “Writing a Bestseller” workshops with #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong in Guelph on Saturday, November 30 (see here) and then in Oakville on  Saturday, February 15 (see here).

New York Times bestselling 
author Kelley Armstrong will be 
the guest speaker at workshops 
Nov 30 in Guelph (see here
and Feb 15 in Oakville (see 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

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

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