Tuesday, May 21, 2013

MacKenzie Fraser-Bub of Trident literary agency seeks women's fiction

Trident Media Group
41 Madison Ave
Floor 36
New York, NY 10010

Trident Media Group is a large New York agency, one of the largest and most diversified agencies in the world. Trident represents over 700 authors in a range of genres of fiction and nonfiction, many of whom have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers Lists and have won major awards and prizes. For six consecutive years, Publishers Market Place has ranked Trident number one for sales in North America.

MacKenzie Fraser-Bub is the newest agent at Trident and thus the agent most in need of authors. “I grew up surrounded by writers, manuscripts and publishing deals as the goddaughter of a Vice President and Publisher at Random House, says MacKenzie. “And in the summers, I hung around my godmother’s company, the Radcliffe Publishing Course (now the Columbia Publishing Course), known as one of the industry’s training grounds.”

“My goal the first few years was to work for very smart people in the publishing industry, learning as much as I could and getting valuable experience,” explains MacKenzie. This included positions as the assistant to the Director of the Columbia Publishing Course, Lindsay Hess, and working for Trident publishing agents Kimberly Whalen and Scott Miller.

Before embarking on her career as a publishing agent, MacKenzie wanted to experience working inside a major publisher, and gain valuable insights on marketing, which she could use later to her clients’ advantage. She became Publishing Manager at Touchstone Books (a division of Simon & Schuster). She worked closely with the sales and marketing departments for a wide-array of bestselling authors, such as Phillipa Gregory, Lisa Unger, Bethanny Frankel, J.A. Jance, and R.L. Stine.

Now MacKenzie’s back at Trident as a literary agent, actively building her client list, discovering new talent, and helping established authors expand their publishing platforms and readership.

MacKenzie is interested in women’s fiction. “What I look for in every genre is a good story, well told,” says MacKenzie.

Query via Trident’s submission page here.
Your query should include only a paragraph about yourself, a brief plot synopsis and your contact information; it should not include a manuscript, a proposal, or any writing samples. 

More information about relatively new agents at Trident here.

Brian Henry will host “From the Horse’s Mouth: Getting published or self-published at Ryerson University on June 15 with Stacey Donaghy of the Corvisiero Literary Agency, Greg Ioannou of Iguana Books, and Patrick Crean of HarperCollins Canada (details here). To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

On Saturday, June 22, Brian will lead a “How to Build Your Story” workshop in Brampton, with guest speaker Lynda Simmons (details here). To register, emailbrianhenry@sympatico.ca

However, before you submit, though, the best way to get your manuscript into shape is with a weekly course. This summer, Brian will be leading Intensive Creative Writing courses on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (details here) and on Thursday evenings in Mississauga (details here).  To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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