Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Literary agents Susan Golomb and Soumeya Bendimerad seek authors

Susan Golomb and author Jonathan Franzen
Susan Golomb Literary Agency
540 President Street, 3rd Floor 
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Susan Golomb founded her literary agency in 1990 and for over twenty years has been known for finding bestselling and award-winning fiction and nonfiction.

Among her numerous New York Times Bestellers are Freedom and The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl, Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio and Over the Edge: The True Story of Four American Climbers' Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia by Greg Child.

You can read an excellent extended interview with Susan here.

Susan is accepting new clients. She represents Literary Fiction, Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Short Stories. In nonfiction, she represents Parenting, Adventure/True Story, Spirituality, and Pets books. 

Query Susan at: queries@sgolombagency.com

There is also a new agent at the Golomb agency, Soumeya Bendimerad, and like any new agent, she needs authors. Soumeya joined the agency in 2012, where she is the director of foreign rights in addition to being an agent. 

Prior to that, she was a literary scout at Sanford Greenburger Associates and an associate editor at MacAdam/Cage Publishing. She is from the San Francisco Bay Area

Soumeya is actively seeking new authors. She represents literary fiction, upmarket/book club fiction, and select young-adult and middle grade.

She is drawn to intelligent literary fiction with a fresh voice, coming of age stories, novels with elements of travel or stories set in other countries, family sagas, experiments with form, and complex but sympathetic characters. In nonfiction, she is seeking topics in popular culture, music and art history, unconventional business, politics, narrative nonfiction, sociology, cooking, travel, and memoir.

Query Soumeya at: soumeya@sgolombagency.com
Include a synopsis, and the first three chapters or fifty pages. Only electronic submissions accepted. Please include the word “Query” in the subject of your email.

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