Thursday, August 1, 2019

Two literary agents at Waxman Literary seek new authors of young adult and adult fiction and nonfiction

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
represented by Waxman Literary

Waxman Literary Agency
443 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016

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Waxman Literary is a small but well-established New York agency with three agents on staff. Two of these agents are looking for authors:

Ashley Lopez joined the Waxman Literary Agency in 2015. She received her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and is a founder and the Managing Editor of Pigeon Pages Literary Journal.
Ashley is looking for literary and young adult fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, and cultural criticism.
Most importantly she seeks authors with a strong point of view and an eye for language.
Query Ashley at
Paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into the body of your email.
Full submission guidelines here.

Susan Canavan joined the Waxman Literary Agency in 2019. She was formerly a senior executive editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she acquired and edited dozens of New York Times bestsellers in the categories of narrative nonfiction, history, adventure, sports, memoir, journalism, health, science, pop culture, parenting, nature and literary and historical fiction.
Susan is seeking books that explore the limitlessness of human potential or that change the way we think about the world around us.
She is passionate about exceptional storytelling, narrative arc and discovering original voices.
Query Susan at
Paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into the body of your email.
Full submission guidelines here.

Senior editor Yasemin Uçar 
If you’re interested in getting published, now or sometime in the future, don’t miss our upcoming How to Get Published workshop with literary agent Meg Wheeler of Westwood Creative Artists, Saturday, Sept 21, in Barrie (see here).  

Also, don’t miss Writing for Children and for Young Adults with Kids Can Press senior editor Yasemin Uçar and children's author Jennifer Mook-Sang at the Burlington Central Library, Saturday, Oct 5. Details here.

To help get you write your best possible manuscript check out these workshops coming soon: How to Write a Page-TurnerSaturday, Aug 10, in Mississauga (see here), and Plotting Novels & Writing Short Stories, Saturday, Sept 14, in Toronto (see here).

But the best way to grow as a writer may be with a weekly course. This fall, there will be a full range of courses on offer, beginner to advanced:
Oakville Central Library: Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, Sept 26 – Nov 28 (no class Oct 31). Details here
Toronto: Writing Personal Stories, Friday afternoons, Sept 27 – Nov 29 (no class Nov 1). Details here.
Burlington: Writing Personal Stories, Thursday afternoons, Sept 26 – November 28 (no class Oct 31).  Details here.
Burlington: Next Step in Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Sept 24 – Dec 11 (no class Oct 8 or Nov 5). First readings emailed Sept 17. Details here.
Toronto: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings, Sept 20 – Nov 8. First readings emailed  Sept 13. Details here.
Georgetown: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, Sept 18 – Dec 11 (no class Oct 9). First readings emailed Sept 11.  Details here
See details of all the fall courses here.

And don’t miss …
“You can write great dialogue,” Sunday, Oct 20, in Sudbury (see here) and How to Write a Bestseller with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, Saturday, Oct 26, in Waterloo (see here).
The Briars, approaching from the rear; peacock house on the left
November at the Briars Writing Retreat
Friday, November 1 – Monday, November 4; four days of creativity in a setting that provides the warmth of a country estate steeped in history while providing all the benefits of an extensive, modern lakeside resort. Details here.

To reserve a spot in any upcoming weekly course, weekend retreat, or Saturday workshop, email Brian at:
Read reviews of Brian’s courses, retreats, and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including Saturday writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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