Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New literary agent Danielle Barthel seeks MG, YA and Adult fiction and nonfiction

New Leaf Literary & Media
110 West 40th Street, Suite 410
New York, NY 10018

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Danielle Barthel, coordinator of team and client services at New Leaf, is now also acquiring clients, and like all new agents, she needs authors.

Following her completion of the Denver Publishing Institute after graduation, Danielle began interning at Writers House. While there, she realized she wanted to put her English degree and love of the written word to work at a literary agency. She worked as a full-time assistant for three years, and continues to help keep the New Leaf offices running smoothly in her role of Coordinator of Team and Client Services.

Danielle is seeking upper middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction, and nonfiction manuscripts. She’d love to find an amazing middle grade epistolary, engrossing young adult realistic contemporary stories like This is What Happy Looks Like and Anna and the French Kiss, well-crafted fantasies, and retellings that truly twist a story from its original version.

Adult family dramas akin to This is Where I Leave You and upmarket women’s fiction are also high on her wish list. A strong romantic subplot, especially with expertly crafted tension, is never a bad thing, and she’s particularly fond of historical romance (especially set in England).

For nonfiction, she’s excited about unique and poignant lifestyle and cookbooks.

Query Danielle at:
The word "Query" must be in the subject line, plus the agent's name; e.g., Subject: Query, Danielle Barthel. Include up to 5 double-spaced pages. No attachments. Full submission guidelines here.

Lots of other agents at New Leaf are also looking for your manuscript. Check them all out here.

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Brian Henry 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 2, 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 Sunday, May 29, in Ottawa with acclaimed author Alan Cumyn (see here).

Other upcoming workshops include  Writing With Style, Saturday, March 12, in Oakville (see here), Writing Your Life, Saturday, March 16, in Caledon (see here) and Saturday, April 16 in London (see here).

Also, Brian will be part of the Windsor International Writers’ Festival May 5 – 8, where he’ll be leading Writing Query Letters that Get a Yes and a Query Letter Clinic (see here).

For more information or to register, email:

But the best way to grow as a writer or to get your manuscript ready for publication may be with a weekly class. This spring, Brian will be offering a full range of courses from beginners to more experienced. See details of all six classes starting this spring here.
Author Kira Vermond
“Exploring Creative Writing,” Tuesday afternoons, April 19 – June 21, in Burlington (see here)
“Writing Personal Stories,” Wednesday mornings, April 27 – June 15, in Mississauga (see here)
“Next Step in Creative Writing,” Wednesday evenings, April 13 – June 15, in Burlington (see here)
“Next Step in Creative Writing,” Thursday afternoons, April 21 – June 23, in Oakville (see here)
“Intermediate Creative Writing,” Thursday evenings, April 14 – June 16, in Georgetown (see here)
“Intensive Creative Writing,” Wednesday afternoons, March 30 – June 15, in Burlington

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

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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