Friday, June 21, 2013

Literary agent Kathleen Zakhar seeks YA, middle grade, picture books and adult historical, sci-fi, fantasy & horror

Harold Ober Associates, Inc.
525 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Kathleen Zakhar is an associate literary agent at Harold Ober Associates Inc. Hailing from the deserts of Tucson, Kathleen graduated with a dual degree in Creative Writing and Finance from the University of Arizona.  Having previously worked as a SEO content writer and arts reporter, Kathleen began her publishing career with internships at Jill Grinberg Literary Management, Foundry Literary + Media, and McIntosh & Otis. You’ll also find her on Twitter @kzakhar

Kathleen loves all things young adult and is also actively looking for adult science fiction, fantasy in all its varieties, historical fiction, and horror novels.  She enjoys quirky middle grade tales with captivating adventures and original voices, and will also accept picture books. Kathleen has a special place in her heart for sweeping love stories, magical realism, inventive world-building, repurposed folklore, dark comedy, and genre-bending novels.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby and other
celebrated novels, was one of Harold Ober's clients.
Query her at:  
In the subject line, put: “Query: (Your Novel Title), (Your Full Name).” Please include a 1- to 2- page synopsis, and the first 5 to 10 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of the e-mail. No attachments.

Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published” workshop with guest speaker Carly Watters of P.S. Literary agency in Georgetown on October 5 (see here), and he’ll be leading a Writing for Children & for Young Adults” workshop in Mississauga on Sat, Oct 26. (see here.) 
To register, email

But before you submit, the best way to get your manuscript into shape is with a weekly course. This summer, Brian will be leading an "Exploring Creative Writing" course on Thursday afternoons in Burlington (see here).  

In September, he’ll be leading "Next Step" courses on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (see here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here) and "Intensive" courses on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (here) and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (here). To register, 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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