Monday, November 25, 2013

Literary agent Shannon Hassan of Marsal Lyon seeks fiction, YA fiction and select nonfiction

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
PMB 121 
665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124 
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Shannon Hassan brings a depth of business and editorial experience to her role as agent, having worked in publishing and law for more than a decade.

Shannon represents authors of literary and commercial fiction, young adult fiction, and select nonfiction. With respect to fiction: she is drawn to fresh voices, compelling characters, and crisp prose. For nonfiction: she is interested in memoirists with exceptional stories to tell, as well as authors with a strong platform in current affairs, history, education, or law. Based in Boulder, Colorado, she is also eager to hear from authors with a unique perspective on the New West.

Previously Shannon was an agent at the Warner Literary Group where she represented a range of literary and film projects, including the soon to be published FUTURE FLASH by Kita Murdock (Sky Pony Press). Prior to that she was the Acquisitions Editor at Fulcrum Publishing, where she worked with best-selling and award-winning authors such as Anita Thompson, Laurie David, Adam Schrager, Larry Schweiger, Marilou Awiakta, Matt Dembicki, Sally Kneidel, and Mitch Tobin.

For fiction, include a one-page synopsis of your work and the first ten pages of your manuscript.
For nonfiction, you may just send your query letter or you may include your full proposal.
Full submission guidelines here.

Martha Magor Webb of  the
Anne McDermid literary agency
Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published"workshop with guest speaker Martha Magor Webb of the Anne McDermid literary agency in Oakville on Feb 22, 2014 (see here).

He’ll also lead “Writing a Bestseller" workshops with #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong in Guelph on Saturday, November 30 (see here) and then in Oakville on Saturday, February 15 (see here).

Brian also has a number of weekly course coming up in January. He'll lead a “Writing your life & other true stories” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and a “Welcome to Creative Writing” course on Tuesday evenings in Burlington (here).

Brian will lead Next Step courses on Tuesday mornings in Burlington (see here), Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here); and he'll lead “Intensive” courses for more experienced writers on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (here) and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (see here).

To register or for more details of any course or workshop, email

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton, Bolton, Caledon, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Guelph, London, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Thessalon, Algoma, Kitchener-Waterloo, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

1 comment:

  1. A very good source of information.
    I've two novels (Fiction) & searching for a suitable agent or a publisher.
    Anybody who's interested, please contact me @


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