Thursday, October 27, 2011

Katie Shea joins Donald Maass Literary Agency, seeks women's fiction, commercial-scale literary fiction, memoir, etc.

Donald Maass Literary Agency
Suite 801
121 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

The Donald Maass Literary Agency specializes in fiction. "All genres are welcome. We handle many authors of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, horror, romance, historical, literary and mainstream novels. mainly writing commercial fiction."

Do they work with previously unpublished writers? "Yes, all the time."

Katie Shea recently joined the Donald Maass Agency. She was previously an agent with the Caren Johnson Agency. She specializes in fiction and memoir, especially women’s fiction and commercial-scale literary fiction. She is also seeking memoir, narrative non-fiction, food, pop culture, health and lifestyle, and realistic YA. She is most interested in coming-of-age stories and stories of unique relationships. Some of her favorite authors include: Joan Didion, Mary Karr, Michael Cunningham, Alice Sebold, and Jean Kwok (Girl in Translation). She is a graduate of Marist College.

Query Katie at
Include a synopsis and the first five pages pasted into the body of the email, no attachments please.

More about the Donald Maass agency here. General submission guidelines here.

Brian Henry lead a "How to Get Published" workshop on December 3 in Oakville with guest Ali McDonald of The Rights Factory literary agency (see here). Also, Brian will lead a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop in St. Catharines on January 14, 2012 (see here).

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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