Saturday, May 19, 2012

Literary agents Ariella Feiner & Jodie Marsh seek adult fiction, children's books and YA

Ariella Feiner, agent Simon Trewin, author Catherine Banner
and agent Tessa Girvan (foreign rights)

United Agents is a large literary and talent agency in the UK. Founded in 2007, it is owned by its employees.  The agency welcomes submissions from prospective authors. Check out their different agents and direct your query to one of them.

Unless an agent states otherwise, the agency prefers to see a full outline for non-fiction projects or a synopsis of your novel and the first three chapters, along with a query letter telling about yourself and your writing career to date.  

Ariella Feiner has recently been promoted  from being an agent’s assistant to being an associate agent, which means she’s now taking on her own clients. Ariella says she is on the lookout for anything which is extremely well-written, in particular: reading group books, young adult novels, historical fiction, crime novels and thrillers, and anything like The Lovely Bones or The Night Circus, which breaks the mould.

Query Ariella at 
Include the first 10,000 words of your manuscript and a synopsis.

Jodie March and illustrator Jamie Littler
Jodie Marsh specializes in books for children and for young adults. Jodie enjoys strong and original storytelling. “I love reading an idea or a collection of beautifully put together words that jump out of the page as something I haven’t seen before. I have a passion for funny writing for 9–12s and also a penchant for the gritty and dark for all ages.”

For picture Books, e-mail at least three stories – not in a series – as separate Word documents, with a covering e-mail.
Illustrators should e-mail a selection of JPEGs with a covering e-mail. If you also write stories, please send those along too.
For fiction, e-mail the first three chapters and a synopsis as Word docs with a covering e-mail.
Email your submissions to:

See UA’s complete list of literary agents here.

Brian Henry will lead a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop in Oakville on June 2 (see here).

Brian will also lead "How to Get Published" workshops on Saturday, June 9, in Brampton with Monica Pacheco of The Anne McDermid literary agency (see here), and on Saturday, June 16, in Hamilton with Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency (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, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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