Friday, June 7, 2013

Three literary agents at Anne McDermid & Associates seek authors

The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper,
one of the authors represented by
Anne McDermid & Associates
Anne McDermid & Associates
63 Bloom Avenue
Toronto, ON  M6E 1S1

Anne McDermid founded this agency in Toronto in January 1996. She had previously been a senior partner in the distinguished British agency Curtis Brown for several years.
The McDermid agency represents literary novelists and commercial novelists of high quality and writers of nonfiction in the areas of memoir, biography, history, literary travel, narrative science, investigative journalism and true crime.

The agency also represents a certain number of children's and young adult (YA) writers and writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy.

The McDermid agency's clients include distinguished literary authors such as Michael Crummey, Greg Hollingshead, Andrew Pyper, Nino Ricci, David Adams Richards and Michael Winter.

Monica Pacheco
The agency also represents writers of narrative nonfiction, such as Charles Montgomery and James MacKinnon, both of whom won the Charles Taylor prize for literary nonfiction in their years of publication.

If you are interested in submitting your work McDermid & Associates, please e-mail your query to:
Your query should include a brief description of yourself and your project, and you are welcome to include the first 5 pages of your manuscript. Please do not send any further material unless invited. And naturally, you should address your query to one agent in particular.

The agency has three agents currently looking for new authors:

Monica Pacheco represents a growing list of writers. Her clients include:
-           Actress/writer/director Sarah Polley (Didi and the Bean, forthcoming from HarperCollins Canada)
-           Yves Meynard (Chrysanthe trilogy, Tor/Macmillan 2012)
-           Madeline Ashby (vN: The First Machine Dynasty, Angry Robot 2012, sequel iD: The Second Machine Dynasty, June 2013)
-           Marty Chan (The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles, forthcoming from Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
-           Actress Katie Boland (Eat Your Heart Out, Brindle & Glass, March 2013) and... 
-           Bram Stoker Award-winning horror writer David Nickle.

Chris Bucci
Monica is actively seeking clients in the areas of literary and commercial fiction, YA, fantasy and science fiction.

Chris Bucci represents both fiction and nonfiction, focusing particularly on nonfiction in the areas of popular science and technology and popular culture.

Martha Magor Webb is a literary agent, director and full partner at Anne McDermid and Associates. Martha represents a growing list of writers, focusing on literary fiction, narrative nonfiction (including memoir and true crime) and ideas-driven nonfiction. 

Martha Magor Webb
Her clients include Pasha Malla (long-listed for the Giller, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, winner of the Danuta Gleed and the Trillium awards), Damian Tarnopolsky (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the award), Russell Smith, Jessica Grant, (winner of the First Novel and the Winterset awards), Grace O'Connell, Matt Lennox, Andrew Westoll, and Karen Le Billon, whose first book French Kids Eat Everything sold into thirteen countries and translated into ten languages. 

Brian Henry leads How to Get Published workshops frequently, with a literary agent as his guest speaker. See current "How to Get Published" workshops here (and scroll down). 

Brian also leads Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshops regularly. Check out current "Writing for Children& for Young Adults" workshops here (and scroll down). 
But the best way to grow as a writer or to get your manuscript ready for publication may be with a weekly class. See current courses here (and scroll down). 

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

To register or for more information for any class or workshop, email:

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Alton, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Ingersoll, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

1 comment:

  1. My name is Diane Morrow and i am looking for a literary agent. i like what is written about Martha Magor Webb. Martha, could you please contact me in London ONtario at 519.659.9507.


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