Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jean Sagendorph & Michelle Witte at Mansion St. Literary Management seek picture books, middle grade, YA, and non-fiction

Mansion Street Literary Management

Mansion Street is a new agency founded by Jean Sagendorph in 2010. Jean is a veteran of the entertainment licensing industry. She headed up the Publishing, Music, Home Video, and Interactive department at United Media/United Feature Syndicate for fifteen years. While at United Media, Jean managed Charles Schulz's Peanuts, Dirty Dancing, Fancy Nancy, The History Channel, The Food Network, Iron Chef/America, Scott Adams' Dilbert and many more. Jean was also Dilbert's worldwide Brand Manager for ten years.

Jean is interested in Children’s picture books, Pop Culture, Cookbooks, Gift books, General Non-Fiction, and Brand Extensions. Query Jean at:

Michelle Witte joined Mansion Street a few days ago. She will primarily represent Young Adult and Middle Grade works.

Michelle was previously with non-fiction publisher Gibbs Smith, where she oversaw creation, editing, and production of more than thirty titles, including children’s activity, humor, gift, cookbooks, and a smattering of other topics from blacksmithing to green living.
In her spare time Michelle writes on a variety of topics and genres, though her great love is young adult fiction. Her first book, The Craptastic Guide to Pseudo-Swearing, will hit stores on June 26, 2012.

Query Michelle at:

Full guidelines here.

Brian Henry will lead "How to Get Published" workshops on Saturday, May 12, in Newmarket with Meghan Macdonald of Transatlantic Literary Agency (see here), Saturday, June 9, in Brampton with Monica Pacheco of The Anne McDermid literary agency (see here), and Saturday, June 16, in Hamilton with Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency (see here).

And Brian will lead a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop in Oakville on June 2 (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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