Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gwendolyn Heasley joins A&A

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Gwendolyn Heasley has joined A&A as a literary agent. Gwendolyn is the author of the upcoming YA novel, Confessions of a Teenage Recessionista, which will be published by HarperCollins.

She earned her B.A. from Davidson College in North Carolina, and her Master’s degree in Journalism from University of Missouri-Columbia where she wrote her thesis on why women read Us Weekly. In the past, she has sold greeting cards and taught creative writing to young adults.

You'll notice Gwendolyn's bio inculdes no publishing experience at all, and so far as I know, she hasn't made any sales yet, so she's as green as they come. On the plus side, she's certainly in need of authors.

Gwendolyn is actively seeking authors of Young Adult manuscripts of all genres, specifically manuscripts that have a sharp voice and vivid settings.

Adam Chomry and Jamie Brenner, the other two agents at A&A, are seeking authors of adult fiction, narrative nonfiction and practical nonfiction.

Submission guidelines: Query via email. For fiction, include a brief author bio and the set-up or premise of the book. For non-fiction, begin by reading Larsens's "How to Write a Book Proposal" and Deval's "Publicize Your Book."

Note: On Nov 14, Brian Henry will be moderating the seminar, Strategies for Getting Published, at Ryerson University in Toronto. This is your chance to get your questions answered by the most knowledgeable people in the publishing industry. Our three panelists will be literary agent Marie Campbell of Transatlantic Literary, Beverley Daurio, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Mercury Press, and Jack David, co-publisher, ECW. Full details here.

For information about all of Brian’s writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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