Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New literary agent Caitlin McDonald of Donald Maass agency seeks contemporary fiction and speculative fiction for adults & young adults

Donald Maass
Donald Maass Literary Agency
Suite 801
121 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
http://www.maassagency.com/

The Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York City is a well-known literary agency for professional novelists. In addition to being an agent, Donald Mass is the author of "Writing the Breakout Novel" and other books for writers.

The Donald Maass Literary Agency specializes in commercial fiction but also represents literary fiction with commercial potential. "All genres are welcome. We handle many authors of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, horror, romance, historical, literary and mainstream novels.”

Do they work with previously unpublished writers? "Yes, all the time."

Caitlin McDonald is the newest member of the team, and like all new agents, she needs authors. Caitlin comes to Donald Maass from Sterling Lord Literistic, where she began her career as an agent last year. Caitlin grew up overseas and has a BA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She tweets here.

Caitlin represents adult and young adult speculative fiction, primarily science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and related subgenres, as well as contemporary fiction about geeky characters. She also handles a small amount of nonfiction in geeky areas, with a focus on feminist theory/women’s issues and pop culture.

She is seeking:
– All science fiction and fantasy fiction (and subgenres) for adult, YA, and MG, especially secondary world fantasy and alternate history
– Genre-bending or cross-genre fiction, and stories that examine tropes from a new angle
– Diversity of all kinds, including (but not limited to) race, gender, sexuality, and ability, in both characters and world-building
Do not send:
– women’s fiction
– crime fiction
– picture books or chapter books
– screenplays or short stories
Query Caitlin at: query.cmcdonald@maassagency.com 
Include a synopsis and the first ten pages of your novel pasted into the body of the email.

Rachel Letofsky
Brian Henry will lead a How to Get Published workshop in in Hamilton on Saturday, Oct 17, with Rachel Letofsky of the Cooke Agency (see here). 

Also, Brian will lead a Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshop on Saturday, March 5, in Burlington, with Monica Pacheco, literary agent with The McDermid Agency (see here).

Other upcoming workshops, include , and How to Make Yourself WriteSaturday, Oct 24, in Guelph (see here) and Saturday, Nov 28, in Mississauga (see here), You can write great dialogue, Saturday, Nov 7, in Oakville (see here) and Saturday, Nov 21, in Ingersoll (see here), How to Build Your Story, Sunday, Nov 22, in Windsor (see here),  and Writing Your Life, Saturday, Dec 5, in Burlington (see  here).   

For more information or to register, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

But the best way to grow as a writer or to get your manuscript ready for publication may be with a weekly class. Starting in the new year, Brian will be offering a full range of courses for both beginning writers and more experienced writers. (Details of all five classes here.)
Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 28 – March 31, (no class March 17), in Burlington. (Details of this class here.)
Writing Personal Stories, Tuesday afternoons, Feb 2 – March 29, (no class March 15) in Burlington
The Next Step in Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, Jan 20 – March 30 (no class March 16), in Burlington
Intermediate Creative Writing, Thurs evenings, Jan 21 – March 31, (no class March 17), in Georgetown
Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, Jan 20 – March 9, in Burlington
See details of all five classes here.
To register or for more information, 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, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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