Monday, April 7, 2014

Caitlin McDonald and Mary Krienke promoted to associate literary agents at Sterling Lord Literistic and need new authors

Caitlin McDonald
Sterling Lord Literistic
65 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

Sterling Lord has been around since 1952 and represents a wide range of authors, including National Book Award and Pullitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, literary and commercial novelists, politicians, scientists and noted children’s writers.

Caitlin McDonald and Mary Krienke have recently been promoted to associate agents and will be looking for new authors to build their client lists.

Caitlin McDonald grew up overseas and has a BA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. In 2011, she joined Sterling Lord Literistic and in 2013 began working as an assistant to agent Celeste Fine.  She’s recently been promoted to Associate and is looking for authors to build her own client list.

Caitlin represents both nonfiction and fiction clients. In nonfiction, she is especially interested in social or cultural journalism, anthropology and psychology, pop culture, feminist theory and women's issues, and general geek-related works.

In fiction, Caitlin is looking for adult and young adult genre fiction, primarily fantasy and science-fiction with a smart edge.

Mary Krienke
Mary Krienke grew up in the Midwest and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University’s Fiction Program. You can read her short stories in Two Hawks Quarterly and Joyland. She also has work in Midwestern Gothic, The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review and (soon) in Underground Voices. 

Sterling Lord has not yet posted a bio for Mary and there’s no word on what she’s looking for but her writing may give you a clue and I thought it best to get this news up while she’s still new and before she’s flooded with queries.

Query Caitlin or Mary by mail. Include a synopsis of your work, a brief proposal (nonfiction) or the first three chapters of the manuscript (fiction), a brief bio or resume, and a stamped self-addressed envelope for a reply. Full submission guidelines here.

Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency
Brian Henry will lead “How to Get Published” workshops in Guelph on April 12 with literary agent Sam Hiyate (see here), in London on April 19 with literary agent Olga Filina (see here), in Stouffville on May 24 with literary agent Carly Watters (see here) and in Ottawa on June 22 with literary agent Maria Vicente (see here).

Also, Brian will lead a "Writing for Children & for Young Adults" workshop on May 31 in Burlington (see here).

But the best way to get your manuscript ready for publication is with a weekly course. Note this new course: “Intermediate Creative Writing" on Wednesday evenings in Burlington (see here) and check out the details of all course starting in April 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 Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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