Monday, June 29, 2015

Literary agent Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch seeks fiction for adults, new adults, young adults and middle grade, plus humorous nonfiction

Talcott Notch Literary Services
2 Broad Street
Second Floor, Suites 1, 2 & 10
Milford, CT 06460

http://www.talcottnotch.net/

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Saba Sulaiman has joined Talcott Notch Literary as a junior agent, and like all new agents, she needs authors.

Saba majored in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies at Wellesley College, then  studied modern Persian Literature at the University of Chicago, where she got involved with editing our department’s academic journal.

“And it finally hit me,” says Saba, “working closely with writers to hone their craft; seeing a piece of writing from its inception through to its eventual publication; and advocating for what I believed was stellar prose worthy of recognition—this was my calling. So I interned at various newspaper and magazine publications, worked as an editorial intern at Sourcebooks, and then wound up at Talcott Notch.”

You can follow Saba on Twitter at @agentsaba.

Saba is currently open to the following genres:
Adult: up-market literary and commercial fiction, romance (all subgenres except paranormal), character-driven psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, and memoir.
Young Adult and New Adult: all subgenres except paranormal and sci-fi.
Middle Grade: think Roald Dahl.
Non-fiction: humor.

“I’m looking for strong voices and unconventional narratives that really make me sit up, pay attention, and move me,” says Sabe. “Introduce me to unforgettable characters with complex, deep relationships, and show me worlds where things aren’t necessarily as they seem. Intelligent, sharp writing with soul is my biggest weakness, and if you can offer a fresh perspective on top of that, I’ll probably be sold.

“Also – and this deserves its own paragraph – I’m all about diversity, in all its various forms. Bonus points if your book contains multicultural perspectives, and themes of immigration, displacement, and cultural adjustment.”

You may include the first ten pages of your manuscript.

Rachel Letofsky
Brian Henry will lead a "How to Get Published" workshops  in St. John, NB, on Saturday, Oct 3, (details here), and in Hamilton on Saturday, Oct 17, with Rachel Letofsky of the Cooke Agency (here). 
For more information or to register, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Other upcoming workshops, include "How to Write Great Characters," Saturday, July 11 in Burlington (here) and Saturday, July 18 in Kitchener (here), and "Writing Your Life," Saturday, August 15 in Midland (here).

But the best way to grow as a writer or to get your manuscript ready for publication is with a weekly class. This summer, Brian will lead a "Welcome to Creative Writing" course on Thursday evenings, starting July 2, in Burlington (see here).

This fall, Brian will offer a full line-up of six weekly courses for beginners through advanced:
“Exploring Creative Writing,” Thursday afternoons, Sept 24 - Nov 26, in Mississauga.
“Writing Personal stories,” Thurs mornings, Oct 8 - Nov 26, in Oakville.
“The Next Step in Creative Writing,” Wednesday evenings, Sept 30 - Dec 2, in Burlington (see here).
“The Next Step in Creative Writing,” Thursday evenings, Sept 24 - Dec 3, in Georgetown (here).
“Intensive Creative Writing,” Tuesday afternoons, Sept 15 - Dec 8, in Burlington (here).
“Intensive Creative Writing,” Wednesday afternoons, Sept 16 - Dec 16, in Burlington  (here).
For details or to reserve a spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

See Brian's full schedule 
here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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