Monday, June 9, 2014

Literary agent Rachel Marks joins Rebecca Friedman agency, seeks YA, fantasy, science fiction, new adult, and romance

Rebecca Friedman
Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency
Greater Los Angeles area

Rebecca Friedman (formerly of Sterling Lord Literistic and Sanford Greenburger) started her own agency last year. As a new agency, Friedman Literary is actively building up its client list, and now Rachel Marks has joined the agency.

Rachel describes herself as “animal lover, Disney obsessed, a very avid reader, child at heart, nerd and all round happy person.” As the owner of Mark My Words, she has worked as a publicist for authors for the past three years. Rachel is not yet listed on the Friedman Literary web site, but she’s already signing up new authors (including science fiction writer Julia Crane).

Rachel represents young adult, fantasy, science fiction, new adult and romance. 

Rebecca Friedman, the founder of the agency is interested in commercial and literary fiction with a focus on literary novels of suspense, women’s fiction, contemporary romance, and young adult, as well as journalistic nonfiction and memoir. “Most of all," she says, "we are looking for great stories told in strong voices.”

Query Rachel or Rebecca at:
Rebecca’s direct email is:
Include the first chapter (no more than fifteen pages double-spaced).

Maria Vicente
Brian Henry will lead “How to Get Published" workshops in Ottawa on June 22 with literary agent Maria Vicente (see here), and in Oakville on Sept 27 with literary agent Carly Watters (see here).

But the best way to get your manuscript ready for publication is with a weekly course. You can check out all three courses Brian will be offering this summer here

He'll be offering 
“Writing your life & other personal stories” on Tuesday afternoons in Mississauga (see here), “Next Step in Creative Writing” on Wednesday evenings (see here) and “Intensive Creative Writing” on Wednesday afternoons (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, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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