Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Literary agent Katie Reed of Andrea Hurst & Associates seeks all sorts of fiction and nonfiction, especially YA and fantasy

Andrea Hurst & Associates

Katie Reed is the newest member of the team at Andrea Hurst & Associates, and like all new agents, she needs authors. Katie obtained her Bachelor’s in English from California State University, Sacramento, but the most enlightening part of her college career was her internship with Andrea Hurst Literary Management.

Katie has worked as a freelance editor and enjoys helping writers develop their novels in preparation for pitching and publication. She understands how challenging the writing process can be and strives to her clients through it. Katie lives in the small town of Durham, California, with her incredible husband, her son, and Snoodles, her loyal cat. Besides her addiction to reading, she is also a diehard Miami Heat fan and obsessed with all things Disney.

Katie represents all areas of young adult and adult fiction and nonfiction, with a special interest in YA and fantasy.

Katie’s Wishlist:

All areas of YA fiction, particularly:
  • Commercial, with a compelling hook and a protagonist who battles real life teen issues
  • Science fiction (soft)
  • Fantasy
Martha Magor Webb of the Anne McDermid
Literary Agency will be our guest speaker at the
"How to Get Published" workshop,
Saturday, Feb 22, in Oakville. Details here.
Commercial and Literary Adult Fiction in the following genres:
  • Book Club Women’s Fiction
  • Science Fiction (soft)
  • Fantasy
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • Contemporary Romance
Nonfiction in the following genres:
  • Memoir/Biography with a strong platform
  • Self-help
  • Crafts/How-to
  • Inspirational
  • True Crime (I would prefer to avoid this unless it is high profile and current)
  • Parenting
Books I Love:
If I were stranded on an island and could only bring one book with me, I would cheat and bring one large book containing the entire Harry Potter series. My runner up list would feature The Hunger Games trilogy, Mercy Thompson series, Divergent trilogy, The Fault in our StarsThe Time Travelers WifeWater for ElephantsThe ShackThe Five People You Meet in HeavenThirteen Reasons Why,P.S. I Love YouThe Red TentA Song of Fire and Ice series, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and anything by C.S. Lewis or Jodi Picoult.

Query Katie at: katie@andreahurst.com
No attachments. Do not send proposals, sample chapters or manuscripts unless specifically requested by an agent. Please indicate if you are simultaneously submitting to other agents. Expect Katie to take some time to respond—in busy periods this may take several weeks.

Full submission guidelines here.

Literary agent Olga Filina
of The Rights Factory will
be our guest speaker at the
"How to Get Published"
workshop, Saturday, April 19,
in London. Details here.
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 (see here). He’ll also lead “How to Get Published" workshops in Thessalon in Algoma on March 23 (see here) and in London on April 19 (see here).

Also, Brian will lead a “Writing for Children & for Young Adults” workshop in Caledon at the Bolton Library on Jan 18 (see here).

Brian also has a number of weekly courses coming up in January. You can scroll through the details for all of them here

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 brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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

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