Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New literary agent Elizabeth Copps of Maria Carvainis Agency seeks MG and YA fiction, plus a wide range of adult fiction

Bestselling romance author Sandra Brown
and her agent Maria Carvainis
Maria Carvainis Agency
Rockefeller Center
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2915
New York, NY 10020

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Elizabeth Copps is a relatively new agent at the Maria Carvainis Agency who's actively building her list of authors. Elizabeth migrated from Florida to start her career with Maria Carvainis Agency as an intern in 2010. In 2011 she signed on with the agency as a full-time assistant, and two years later was promoted to Associate Agent. 

Elizabeth Copps
“For me,” says Elizabeth, “the very best books are timeless, thought-provoking, and discussion-spurring. I want to see characters who burst off the page and elicit some sort of emotional response in their readers. There are only so many settings and themes to expound on, but every single person is different which means there are limitless combinations of character traits a writer can play with. That’s pretty amazing. 

"The King said it best regarding what it means to create a complex character: ‘Bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do―to face the fact, let us say, that murderers sometimes help old ladies cross the street.’”

Elizabeth represents a wide range of genres from Middle Grade and Young Adult to adult contemporary fiction (think Maria Semple or Stephen King) and literary fiction, mystery, psychological thrillers, woman’s fiction, historical fiction, and horror, plus select nonfiction projects. She’s equally a fan of hilarious stories and of dark, gritty, and sinister reads.

Check out more information about Elizabeth and what she’s looking for at her LinkedIn page here.

Query Elizabeth at: mca@mariacarvainisagency.com
Include a synopsis of the work and the first five to ten pages.  Full submission guidelines here.

Kelley Armstrong
Brian Henry has a number of outstanding workshops coming up soon: Writing Your Life and Other Personal Stories, Saturday, Dec 3, in Oakville (see here), How to Get Published, Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, in Toronto with Stacey Donaghy of the Donaghy agency (see here), and How to Write a Bestseller, Saturday, Feb 18, in Guelph, with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong (see here). 

And come the new year, Brian will offer a full slate of classes (details of all six here): 

Exploring Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 26 – March 30, Burlington Details here.
Writing Personal Stories, Tuesday mornings, Feb 9 – March 30, Oakville. Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, Jan 18 - March 22, Burlington. Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, Jan 19 – March 23, Georgetown. Details here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Jan 25 – March 28, Burlington. Details here.
Extreme Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons,Jan 25 – March 15, Burlington
See details of all six courses here.
To reserve a spot, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Other workshops coming in the new year include: How to Build Your Story, Saturday, Feb 4, in Mississauga (see here) and Saturday, Feb 11, in Caledon at the Bolton library (see here) and Writing and Revising, Saturday, Feb 25, in Burlington (see here) and Saturday, March 4, in London (see here).

To register of for more information for any of the above, emailbrianhenry@sympatico.ca 
Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

Brian Henry
See Brian’s complete current 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, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


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