Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Canadian literary agent Morty Mint seeks literary & commercial fiction, plus narrative nonfiction & lifestyle

Monty Mint
Mint Literary Agency
719 Carbonate St.
Nelson, BC  V1L 4P9

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The Mint Literary Agency is based in Nelson, British Columbia. It represents authors from across Canada but has a special interest in developing writers from the Kootenays.

Morty Mint has close to 50 years in the book industry and has worked in England, Canada and the U.S.  He has headed up major book publishing companies, including Penguin Books in Canada and in the U.S. He has owned and operated a successful book distribution company, Mint Publishers Group, which developed the brands Guinness Book of Records and Ripley’s Believe It or Not into major bestsellers in North America and delivered both to the New York Times bestseller lists.  He is now devoting his considerable expertise and energies to building his literary agency. Morty is also a proactive member of the Nelson literary community, having been involved with the Kootenay Literary Competition and the Cultural Development Committee for the city of Nelson.

Monty represents literary and commercial fiction, including mystery and thrillers, plus narrative nonfiction and lifestyle books. He does not represent children’s stories or picture books, young adult fiction, fantasy, science fiction, poetry or screenplays.

Include a one-page synopsis of the work, including genre and word count. For fiction, include the first 50 pages; for non-fiction, include a one-page book proposal and the completed manuscript. See the submissions page here.

Author Kira Vermond
Brian Henry will lead Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshops 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 Your LifeSaturday, April 16 in London (see here),  How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, May 14 in Toronto (see here) and Sunday, June 5 in Georgetown (see here), and Writing and Revising, May 28, in Mississauga (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). 

Finally, Brian has two Writer’s Retreats coming up at Arowhon Pines Resort in Algonquin Park: Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12 (see here) and Friday, Sept 16 through Sunday, Sept 18 (see here).

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

Canoeing at Arowhon Pines 
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. Three classes starting this spring still have space:
“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,” Thursday afternoons, April 21 – June 23, in Oakville (see here)

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, writing retreats, 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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