Monday, March 15, 2010

Sherri Vanderveen joins the Helen Heller Agency

The Helen Heller Agency
253 Eglinton Ave W. Suite 202
Toronto, ON  M4R 1B1

The Helen Heller Agency represents commercial and literary adult fiction and non-fiction and some young adult fiction. The agency does not handle screenplays, poetry, or books for young children.

Sherri Vanderveen has just joined the Helen Heller Agency and will specialize in representing literary fiction. Previously, Sherri has been on the the other side of the agent-author relationship, with Helen representing Sherri’s two novels: Absent and Belle Falls. Sherri has also published short fiction in several Canadian literary journals. Sherri was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and currently lives in Toronto with her husband and two small children. Check out her website here:

Like all newly minted agents, Sherri needs some fabulous authors to represent.  She will have an agency email address sometime in the next week or so, but for the time being you can query her at:

Sarah Heller represents an internationally bestselling list, specializing in first fiction (for all you new authors out there!). She focuses on high end commercial adult and YA fiction.
Query her at:

Helen Heller represents an award winning and internationally bestselling list, including New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, who was introduced to Helen by Brian Henry.

Helen accepts commercial and literary fiction, specializing in crime fiction. Her career in publishing began in London, England where she worked for Cassell & Co. After immigrating to Canada, she was Senior Editor for Avon Books and Editor-in-Chief for Fitzhenry & Whiteside. She founded the Helen Heller Literary Agency in 1988.
Query her at:

Daphne Hart represents an award winning list specializing in non-fiction. Her clients include journalists, professionals and authors of literary non-fiction. Before entering the literary field she was an art director and graphic designer in the corporate sector. Ms. Hart studied at the University of Toronto and the Central School of Art and Design in London, England. Phone inquiries can be made at (416) 489 1149.
Query her at:

Submissions: If you think your project is right for this agency, please write or email a query, including a brief synopsis of your project and relevant credentials if applicable.
The agency will respond only to those queries they consider to be potentially suitable.

Note: In the spring, Brian Henry will be leading a number of "How to Get Published" workshops: in Gravenhurst on April 17, Moncton, NB, on April 23, in Peterborough on April 24, Kingston on April 25, Uxbridge on May 8, and Hamilton on May 15.

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

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