Monday, September 9, 2013

Two agents at JABerwocky Literary Agency seek new authors

JABerwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
24 – 16 Queens Plaza South
Suite 405
Long Island City, NY  11101-4620

JABerwocky currently has two agents looking for authors:

Lisa Rodgers grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from California State University, Sacramento, in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a minor in German literature-in-translation, history, and culture (sadly, she doesn’t speak German, although it’s on her bucket list). 

She moved to New York City in 2012 to attend NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute and joined JABerwocky a few months later. She’s previously worked at San Francisco/Sacramento Book Reviews and Barnes & Noble, interned at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, and read submissions for Lightspeed Magazine.

As a new agent, Lisa needs authors. She’s seeking science fiction, fantasy, YA and middle grade of all genres, and romance.

In the body of the email, please include your query letter and the first 25 pages of your manuscript. A synopsis is also helpful, but by no means required. No attachments. 

Eddie Schneider, Vice President of JABerwocky, is also accepting queries. Eddie is seeking literary fiction, young adult and middle grade books, sf/fantasy, narrative nonfiction and graphic novels. Many more details here.

Paste your query and the first five pages of your manuscript into your email. You may also include a 1 – 3 page synopsis at the very bottom, but a synopsis isn’t mandatory.

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 will lead a “Writing for Children & for Young Adults" workshop in Mississauga on Sat, Oct 26 (hereand in Caledon at the Bolton Library on Sat, Jan 18 (here).
To register, email

Brian will also lead “How to Build Your Story” workshops in Barrie on Sept 21 (here), in Sudbury on Sept 22 (here) and in Ottawa on Nov 17 (here). 
To register, email

But before you submit, the best way to get your manuscript into shape is with a weekly course. For beginners, Brian is offering “Welcome to Creative Writing” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and “Writing your life & other true stories” on Tuesday evenings in Burlington (here). For writers working on their own projects, he's offering "Next Step" courses on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here). And for more experienced writers, he's offering "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, Bolton, Caledon, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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