Monday, June 6, 2016

Literary agent Sarah Smith seeks literary fiction, memoir and other nonfiction

David Black Agency
335 Adams Street
Suite 2707
Brooklyn, NY  11201

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The David Black Agency has seven literary agents but only one seems to be accecpting queries:

Sarah Smith joined David Black Agency in 2012 after beginning her career in book publishing at Trident Media Group. She grew up in Georgia and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated with highest honors in English and Creative Writing.  After college, she spent some time working and living in Argentina. 

Her interests, personal and professional, include cooking and eating great food, listening to and playing music, running across bridges, attempting to grow plants on her fire escape and reading good books by great writers. For three years, Sarah curated the weekly True Story: Nonfiction at KGB reading series at KGB Bar in the East Village.

Her nonfiction tastes lean toward memoir, biography, food and music writing, narrative history, and social studies, while her fiction tastes lean toward the literary. She lives in Brooklyn.

Query Sarah at:
Include the first three chapters of your manuscript pasted into the body of the email. Full submission guidelines here.

Brian at Arowhon Pines Resort Writers' Retreat
For those who love great food and a beautiful setting with their writing, Brian Henry 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 – Sunday, Sept 18 (see here).

Brian hosts From the Horse's Mouth ~ Strategies for Getting Published on Saturday, June 18, with Barbara Berson of Helen Heller Agency, Michael Mirolla, publisher Guernica Editions, and Bhavna Chauhan, editor, Penguin Random House Canada, at Ryerson University in Toronto (see here).

Other upcoming workshops include  “Writing a Page-turner,” July 9, in Burlington (see here), “How to Build Your Story,” Saturday, July 16, in Midland (see here), and “Writing and Revising,” Saturday, July 23 in Kitchener (see here).

For more information or to register, email:

Finally, this summer, Brian will offer a variety of classes:
“Welcome to Creative Writing,” Tuesday afternoons, Tuesday afternoons, July 5 – Aug 23, in Burlington (see here)
“Intensive Creative Writing,” Wednesday afternoons, July 6 – Aug 24, in Burlington (see here)
“Intensive Creative Writing,” Wednesday evenings, July 6 – Aug 24, in Burlington (see here) 
See details of all three classes here
To reserve a spot, email

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, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, 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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