Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Three literary agents at Jane Rotrosen Agency seek new authors

Rebecca Scherer
Jane Rotrosen Agency 
318 East 51st Street 
New York, NY 10022 

The Jane Rotrosen Agency specializes in commercial fiction: thrillers, mystery, suspense, woman’s fiction, romance, historical novels, mainstream fiction, and young adult fiction. The agency also represents authors of memoirs, narrative nonfiction, and prescriptive nonfiction.

The newest member of the team is Rebecca Scherer. Rebecca started at Jane Rotrosen Agency as a part-time intern and is now full time and actively seeking authors. Rebecca is looking for women’s fiction, mystery, suspense/thriller, romance, and upmarket fiction at the cross between commercial and literary.

Query Rebecca at: rscherer@janerotrosen.com
Put “Query: [Title]” in the subject line. Send a query letter, brief synopsis (1-2) pages, and the first three chapters. Please paste the letter and synopsis in the body of the email, though the chapters can either be pasted or attached.

The Jane Rotrosen agency also has two other newish agents, actively looking for authors:

Amy Tannenbaum started her publishing career at Harlequin and was more recently an editor at Atria Books, a Simon and Schuster imprint. At Atria, her areas of interest were memoir, self-help, celebrity, popular culture, quality commercial women's fiction, romance, and erotica. 

Amy’s authors included Jamie McGuire, Lorna Byrne, Barbara Reich, Laurie Davis, Gavin Edwards, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, Tina Reber, and Cyndi Lauper.

Amy is looking for contemporary romance, new adult fiction (i.e., fiction for 18 to 20-somethings), and women's fiction that falls into that sweet spot between commercial and literary fiction.

Include a brief synopsis and up to three chapters of your novel. Your query letter should include a concise description of your work, relevant biographical information, and any publishing history.

Agent Christina Hogrebe is also accepting new authors as clients. Christina grew up on a diet of Anne of Green Gables and Sweet Valley Twins books. Inspired by her favourite chick lit heroes, she left her native Pennsylvania and in 2003 signed on with the Rotrosen agency as an assistant. She was soon promoted to agent. She continues to pursue “three hanky” reads and “read with the lights on” books.

Query Christina at chogrebe@janerotrosen.com
Include a brief synopsis and up to three chapters of your novel. Your query letter should include a concise description of your work, relevant biographical information, and any publishing history.

Complete agency bios here. Full submission guidelines here.

On Saturday, Nov 29, Brian Henry will host "From the Horse’s Mouth: Strategies for Getting Published" at Ryerson University in Toronto, with literary agent Rachel Letofsky of the Cooke Agency, senior editor Anne Shone of Scholastic Books, and Marketing and Publicity Manager Stephen Myers of Penguin Books (see here).

Kelley Armstrong, a New York Times
#1 bestselling author and one of
Brian's former students
And Brian will lead a "How to Get Published" workshop in Niagara on the Lake on Sunday, March 1, with literary agent Olga Filina (see here).

Other upcoming workshops, include: “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), Secrets of Writing a Page-turner, Saturday, Jan 17, 2015, in Toronto (see here), and "How to Write Great Dialogue," Saturday, Jan 24, in Georgetown (see here).

Weekly courses: Whether you're looking for an introduction to creative writing or you're getting your manuscript ready to submit to an agent, your best bet is a weekly course. Starting in the new year, Brian will be offering classes for beginners through advanced writers. See details for all six courses here.

For details of “Welcome to Creative Writing” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington see  here, for “Writing Your Life & Other Personal Stories” on Tuesday mornings in Oakville see here, for “The Next Step in Creative Writing” on Wednesday evenings in Burlington here, on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga hereand on Thursday evenings in Georgetown here, and for “Intensive Creative Writing” on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington here.

For details of any course or workshop or to register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, 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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