Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency seeks Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction

Rebecca Podos
Rees Literary Agency
14 Beacon St., Suite 710
Boston, MA  02108

Helen Rees founded the Rees Agency in 1983, as one of the first literary agencies in Boston. It remains a smaller agency with just three agents, all taking on new authors.

Rebecca Podos is the newest member of the team, and like all new agents, she needs authors. She is a graduate of the MFA Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College. Her debut YA novel is forthcoming from Balzer & Bray (a HarperCollins Children’s imprint). 

She is thrilled to represent books by talented clients like Rin Chupeco, Ryan Bradford, Jen Estes, Mackenzi Lee, Jen Anckorn, Sarah Nicolas, Kenneth Logan, and Ashley Blake. 

Rebecca is interested in Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction of all kinds, including contemporary, emotionally driven stories, mystery, romance, urban and historical fantasy, horror, and sci-fi. She likes books with compelling characters whose journeys feel eminently human, whether they're high school seniors, were-dragons or space travelers. 

Query Rebecca at: rebecca@reesagency.com
Include the first few chapters.

Check out what the other agents at the Rees Agency are looking for here.

Carolyn Forde
of Westwood Creative Artists
Brian Henry will lead “How to Get Published” workshops in Oakville on Saturday, Sept 27, with literary agent Carolyn Forde (see here) and in Niagara on the Lake on Sunday, March 1, with literary agent Olga Filina (see here).

He has a “Writing for Children & for Young Adults” workshop Saturday, Nov 8, in Guelph (see here).

Other workshops coming up, include: "Writing Great Characters," Saturday, Aug 16, in Hamilton (see here), “How to Make Yourself Write,” Saturday, Sept 13 in Brampton (see here),  “Writing & Revising,” Saturday, Sept 20, in Toronto (see here), and “How to Write a Bestseller,” with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, Saturday, Nov 22, in Burlington (see here) and Saturday, Dec 6 in London (see here). 
See Brian's full schedule 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 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, 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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