Monday, January 18, 2016

Two new literary agents at Red Sofa seek authors

Red Sofa Literary
PO Box 40482
#2; St. Paul, MN 55104
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Red Sofa Literary has two new agents looking for authors:

Erik Hane is an associate agent with Red Sofa and also a freelance editor and writer based in Minneapolis. Since graduating from Knox College and the Denver Publishing Institute in 2012, he has worked as an assistant editor at Oxford University Press and then as an acquiring editor at The Overlook Press, both in New York. This experience at both academic and commercial publishing houses means he’s performed editorial work on everything from serious scientific nonfiction to literary novels.

At Red Sofa, Erik is hoping to see a wide range of upmarket fiction and nonfiction. In nonfiction, he loves seeing complex subjects written about in an engaging way for the non-expert, or energetic, incisive looks at topics not usually treated that way (looking at you, sports writing). He wants to see literary novels that place story first; no use writing beautifully if nothing’s going on.

Query Eric at: erik@redsofaliterary.com
No sample chapters please.  Full submission guidelines here.

Stacey Graham has joined Red Sofa Literary as an associate agent. Previously, Stacey has been on the other side of the literary blanket. She is the  author of four books (includingHaunted Stuff: Demonic Dolls, Screaming Skulls, and Other Creepy Stuff) and multiple short stories, and has worked as a screenwriter, ghostwriter, and editor.

She loves working with writers at all stages of their careers and will use her experience in authorship to help navigate the sometimes crazy waters of publishing for her clients. She currently lives outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband and five children. She considers the resulting nervous tick from her children to be charming. She hangs out on Facebook
 here

Stacey is seeking Dark Middle Grade (e.g., Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Horror,  Humor and humorous memoir (e.g., Jenny Lawson and Mindy Kaling), New Age with a strong platform, History – fiction and nonfiction, adult or middle grade (Colonial US and British History are favorites), Quirky nonfiction — adult, middle grade or young adult.

Currently she is not looking for YA fiction, sci-fi, romance (for now), or fantasy. Projects with a strong humor vibe will always get a second look

Query Stacey at: stacey@redsofaliterary.com
No sample chapters please.  Full submission guidelines here.

Author Kira Vermond
Brian Henry will lead How to Get Published workshops on Saturday, Feb 20, in Kitchener, with literary agent Olga Filina of The Rights Factory (see here) and on Saturday, Feb 27, in Brampton with Martha Webb of the McDermid Agency (see here).

Also, Brian will lead Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshops on Saturday, March 5, in Burlington with literary agent Monica Pacheco and author Jennifer Mook-Sang (see here), on Saturday, Apr 9, in Barrie with literary agent Rachel Letofsky (see here), on Saturday, April 30, in Guelph with Yasemin Uçar, senior editor, Kids Can Press, and authors Jennifer Mook-Sang and Kira Vermond (see here), and on Sunday, May 29, in Ottawa with acclaimed author Alan Cumyn (see here).

Other upcoming workshops include How to Build Your Story, Saturday, Jan 30, in Toronto (see here), Writing With Style, Saturday, March 12, in Oakville (see here), and Writing Your Life, Saturday, March 16, in Caledon (see here).

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

Yasemin Uçar
The best way to grow as a writer or to get your manuscript ready for publication may be with a weekly class. This winter, Brian is offering a full range of courses for beginning to experienced writers (details of all five classes here). Two classes still have space:
Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 28 – March 31, in Burlington. (See here.)
Writing Personal Stories, Tuesday afternoons, Feb 2 – March 29, in Burlington (see here.) 
For information about the spring sessions of either of the above or the spring session for The Next Step in Creative Writing on Wednesday evenings in Burlington or Thursday afternoons in Oakville, Intermediate Creative Writing on Thursday evenings in Georgetown or Intensive Creative Writing on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.
To register or for more information for any class or workshop, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca


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

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