Monday, August 11, 2014

Literary agent Stacy Testa at Writers House seeks literary and upmarket women's fiction, YA, memoir, and historical narratives

Stacy Testa
Writers House 
21 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010

Writers House was founded by Al Zuckerman in 1973.  It has since grown to be one of the world's largest literary agencies. 

Writers House represents fiction and nonfiction, for both adult and juvenile books. Their agents work with literary and commercial fiction, women's fiction, science fiction/fantasy, narrative nonfiction, history, memoirs, biographies, books on psychology, science, parenting, cookbooks, how-to, self-help, business, finance, young adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, and picture books. 

Stacy Testa is a junior agent at Writers House and is actively looking for new authors. She joined Writers House in 2011 as an assistant to senior agent Susan Ginsburg and has been actively building her own client list since 2013. Previously, she interned at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Whimsy Literary. Stacy graduated cum laude with a BA in English from Princeton University. Follow her on Twitter:@stacy_testa

Stacy is looking for literary fiction and upmarket commercial women’s fiction, particularly character-driven stories with an international setting, historical bent, or focus on a unique subculture. She also represents realistic young adult (no dystopian or paranormal, please!).

For nonfiction, Stacy is particularly interested in young “millennial” voices with a great sense of humor and a strong platform, startling and unique memoirs, and voice-driven narratives about little-known historical moments.

Query Stacy at:
Include the first five pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of the email (no attachments)

Olga Filina
Brian Henry will lead “How to Get Published” workshops in Oakville on Saturday, Sept 27, with literary agent Carolyn Forde (see here) and in Niagara on the Lake on Sunday, March 1, with literary agent Olga Filina (see here).

He has a “Writing for Children & for Young Adults” workshop Saturday, Nov 8, in Guelph (see here).

Other upcoming workshops, include: "Writing Great Characters," Saturday, Aug 16, in Hamilton (see here), “How to Make Yourself Write,” Saturday, Sept 13 in Brampton (see here), “Writing & Revising,” Saturday, Sept 20, in Toronto (see here), and “How to Write a Bestseller,” with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, Saturday, Nov 22, in Burlington (see here) and Saturday, Dec 6 in London (see here). 
See Brian's full schedule here.

But the best way to get your manuscript ready for publication is with a weekly course. This fall, Brian will be offering weekly classes for writers from beginning to advanced. Check out details of all six upcoming classes here

Specifically, Brian is offering “Welcome to Creative Writing” class on Tuesday mornings in Burlington (see here), “Writing Your Life & Other Personal Stories” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (here), “The Next Step in Creative Writing” on Wednesday evenings in Burlington (here), on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here). He’s offering “Intensive Creative Writing” on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (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, 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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