Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How to Get Published, with literary agent Carly Watters, Sat, Oct 5, Georgetown

“How to Get Published”
~ An editor & an agent tell all ~
Saturday October 5, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
St. Alban's Church, 537 Main St, Georgetown, Ontario, in the village of Glen Williams. (Once you go around the bend on Main St, it’s the second church on your right – Map here.)

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published!

Special Option: Participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. You don’t need to bring anything, but if you do, 3 copies could be helpful.

Workshop leader 
Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.

Women Up On Blocks, by Mary Akers,
one of Carly's clients
Guest speaker Carly Watters is an Agent at the P.S. Literary Agency. P.S. was established by Curtis Russell in 2005. It's located in Oakville, Ontario, and represents commercial fiction and nonfiction. It is also seeking literary fiction and crossover Young Adult fiction. 

P.S. seeks to work with clients who are professional and committed to their goals. In addition to contract negotiations, editorial and marketing guidance, the agency will pursue foreign, audio, digital, TV/film and serial rights for its clients.

Carly represents a diverse list of fiction, nonfiction and children's authors including Mary Akers, Ian T Healy, Jay Onrait, and Colin Mochrie. Never without a book on hand, she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents, including literary and commercial fiction, upmarket nonfiction, YA and picture books.

Carly did her MA in Publishing Studies at City University London in the UK where she worked in the publishing industry at the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency, and Bloomsbury PLC before returning to Canada in 2010 to join the P.S Literary Agency. She attends Book Expo America in New York, the London Book Fair, and the International Festival of Authors in Toronto.

For more about P.S. Literary Agency, see here.

Fee: $38.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance
or $42.48 + 13% hst = 
$48 if you wait to pay at the door.
To reserve your spot, email

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, Bracebridge, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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