Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Established literary agent Andrea Hurst looking for new authors; also, agent Katie Reed seeks YA and fantasy

Andrea Hurst & Associates

Andrea Hurst President of Andrea Hurst Literary Management, has announced that she is again open to submissions and will be accepting queries from June 1 through September 1. Andrea’s client list includes emerging new voices and New York Times best-selling authors. Her clients and their books have appeared on the Oprah Show, Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, National Geographic network and in the New York Times.

Andrea says: “I am looking for upmarket, book club women’s fiction, commercial women’s fiction/romance (contemporary or historical), young adult fiction, and most areas of nonfiction (authors with a substantial platform who have already developed a solid, highly polished proposal – this includes memoirs, health/wellness, business, self-help/personal growth, memoir, cookbooks, pet books, spirituality). As of 2014, we are now accepting middle grade contemporary fiction as well.”

Query Andrea at: queryandrea@andreahurst.com  
Submit by Sept. 1, 2014. No attachments. Absolutely no phone calls or regular mail contact, please.

At Andrea Hurst, literary agent Katie Reed is also looking for authors. Katie represents all areas of young adult and adult fiction and nonfiction, with a special interest in YA and fantasy. Katie’s Wishlist:

All areas of YA fiction, particularly:
Commercial, with a compelling hook and a protagonist who battles real life teen issues
Science fiction (soft)

Commercial and Literary Adult Fiction in the following genres:
Book Club Women’s Fiction
Science Fiction (soft)
Contemporary Romance

Nonfiction in the following genres:
  • Memoir/Biography with a strong platform
  • Self-help
  • Crafts/How-to
  • Inspirational
  • True Crime (I would prefer to avoid this unless it is high profile and current)
  • Parenting
Query Katie at: katie@andreahurst.com
No attachments. Do not send proposals, sample chapters or manuscripts unless specifically requested by an agent. Please indicate if you are simultaneously submitting to other agents. Expect Katie to take some time to respond—in busy periods this may take several weeks.

Full submission guidelines here.

Carly Watters
Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published" workshop in Oakville on Sept 27 with literary agent Carly Watters (see here).

Brian also has some great workshops coming up this summer on developing characters: Saturday, July 19, in Caledon East (details here) and Saturday, August 16, in Hamilton (details here).

But the best way to get your manuscript ready for publication is with a weekly course. You can check out all three courses Brian will be offering this summer – and also the fall line-up 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 Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, 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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