Monday, July 21, 2014

Literary agent Siobhan McBride of Serendipity seeks fiction, memoir and nonfiction, including adult and YA and especially darker fiction

Siobhan McBride with Baxter
Serendipity Literary Agency
305 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Siobhan McBride joined Serendipity Literary Agency in 2014, and like all new agents, she needs authors. With an affinity for literary fiction, Siobhan believes voice and character development are the foundations of every good story. 

Although she appreciates a good laugh, Siobhan is at home in the sinister. With a special interest in the darker, macabre aspects of life, she sees paranormal fiction and horror as underappreciated forms deeply rooted in psychology. She appreciates authors unafraid of delving into these inner workings of the human psyche.  

Siobhan was raised in New York's Hudson Valley region and studied painting, drawing, and ceramics before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz. She began her career in Publishing as an intern for the literary agency Objective Entertainment, and from there went on to work as a writer in the Editorial departments of various magazines including MovieMaker and Chronogram. Her passion for music and film led her to becoming the Music Editor of CriticalMob, and eventually moved on to do freelance work with their parent company, Company Cue. Recently she has been tutoring young adults as a volunteer with 826NYC.

Siobhan looks forward to creating lasting relationships with her clients and wants to work closely with them to give life to the vision of their work. Holding positions on both sides of the editorial field gives her a strong grasp of what an audience is looking for and the knack to balance that with a writers' artistic drive. 

You can check out Siobhan’s Facebook page here.

Siobhan is looking for voice driven works whether Fiction, Memoir, or Nonfiction. She is open to a broad range of genres, but holds a strong interest in Literary and Gothic Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Dystopian, Mystery/Crime, Thrillers, Historical, and daring Young Adult works. She is also looking to represent a range of Memoir and Nonfiction titles, with an interest in Investigative and True Crime.

Query Siobhan through Serendipity’s submissions page here.
You can direct your submission directly to Siobhan by requesting her in the body of the submission form.
Full guidelines for fiction here, nonfiction here, and children’s lit here. Serendipity also has separate guidelines for artists.

Carly Watters
Brian Henry will lead a “How to Get Published” workshops in Oakville on Saturday, Sept 27, with literary agent Carly Watters (see here) and in Niagara on the Lake on Sunday, March 1, with literary agent Olga Filina (email for details.)

Brian also has one more great workshop coming up this summer: 
“You Can Write Great Characters” Saturday, August 16, in Hamilton (details here).

But the best way to get your manuscript ready for publication is with a weekly course. This fall, Brian will be offering weekly classes for writers from beginning to advanced. Check out details of all six upcoming classes here

Specifically, Brian is offering “Welcome to Creative Writing” class on Tuesday mornings in Burlington (see here), “Writing Your Life & Other Personal Stories” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here), “The Next Step in Creative Writing” on Wednesday evenings in Burlington (see here), on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (see here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (see here). He’s offering “Intensive Creative Writing” on Wednesday afternoons 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, 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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