Thursday, June 21, 2012

New literary agency, Hardman & Swainson, seeks fiction & nonfiction

Joanna Swainson
Hardman & Swainson

Caroline Hardman and Joanna Swainson are launching a new agency, Hardman & Swainson. The two were formerly colleagues at Christopher Little Agency, and at least 18 existing clients are moving with them. However, new agencies always need new clients. 

The authors already on their books include Rebecca Wait, Anne Putnam, Rosie Fiore, Liz Trenew and Vanessa Greene, Michele Gorman and Professor Dan Davis. The agency will be focused on developing authors, "both editorially and commercially", with an emphasis on "quality writing across the genres."

Hardman & Swainson will focus on literary and commercial fiction, crime and thriller, YA, and quality non-fiction, including popular science, philosophy and memoir, but they welcome fiction submissions across all genres.

Caroline Hardman 
For fiction, please send a covering letter, one page synopsis and first three chapters to
For nonfiction, please send a covering letter, proposal or outline, plus a sample chapter to

Brian Henry will lead a "How to Get Published" workshop on Saturday, October 13, in Toronto with Monica Pacheco of The Anne McDermid literary agency (see here).

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, 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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