Friday, February 28, 2014

Literary agents Lauren Smythe and Allison Hunter of Inkwell Management seek new authors

Lauren Smythe
InkWell Management
521 Fifth Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10175

InkWell Management is a large New York agency. It was formed in 2004 through the merger of Arthur Pine Associates. Carlisle & Company, and Witherspoon Associates. InkWell handles both fiction and nonfiction, literary and commercial literature, adult and young adult books.

At Inkwell, Allison Hunter and Lauren Smythe have both been promoted to agent.

Prior to joining InkWell in 2010, Lauren Smythe worked in the Literary Department of William MorrisEndeavor. Her interests are wide-ranging but tend toward smart narrative nonfiction (narrative journalism, modern history, biography, cultural criticism, personal essay, humor), personality-driven practical nonfiction (cookbooks, fashion and style), and contemporary literary fiction.

Lauren grew up in Indiana, attended New York University, and lives, predictably, in Brooklyn.

Allison Hunter, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, began her publishing career in 2005 working for the Los Angeles-based literary publicity firm, Kim-from-L.A. 

She joined the InkWell team in New York City in 2010, and is actively acquiring literary and commercial fiction (including romance), memoir, narrative nonfiction, cultural studies, pop culture and prescriptive titles, including cookbooks.

Allison is always looking for funny female authors, great love stories and family epics, and for non-fiction projects that speak to the current cultural climate. She has a B.A. in American Studies and Creative Writing from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Query Lauren or Allison at:
Include 1 or 2 chapters in the body of your email (no attachments).
Full submission guidelines here.

Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agecny
Brian Henry will lead “How to Get Published”   workshops in Thessalon in Algoma on March 23 (see here), in Guelph on April 12 with literary agent Sam Hiyate (see here), in London on April 19 with literary agent Olga Filina (see here), in Stouffville on May 24 with literary agent Carly Watters (see here) and in Ottawa on June 22 with literary agent Maria Vicente (see here).

But the best way to get your manuscript ready for publication is with a weekly course. This spring (starting soon!) Brian will lead “Next Step in Creative Writing” class in Mississauga on Thursday afternoons (see here) in Georgetown on Thursday evenings (see here), and in Burlington on Tuesday evenings (see here).

Brian will lead “Intensive Creative Writing” classes on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and on Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (see here).

And he’ll lead a “Welcome to Creative Writing” course on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and a “Writing your life & other personal stories” course on Tuesday mornings, also in Burlington (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 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, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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