Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Literary agents Genevieve Nine and Katie Reed of Andrea Hurst & Associates seek YA and MG fiction and fiction and nonfiction for adults

Andrea Hurst & Associates

At Andrea Hurst & Associates, Genevieve Nine has recently been promoted to agent and is seeking new authors. Her tastes are eclectic, ranging from the classics to quirky. She’s drawn to the fantastic, the curious, and the unexpected. 

Genevieve is looking to represent authors who weave layered tales with well-developed worlds and characters who threaten to burst from the page. She appreciates smart and original plots with well-crafted twists. And no matter how zany or diabolical, every character should be undeniably human at heart.

Genevieve joined Andrea Hurst Literary Management as an intern in 2012. She has a background in professional editing and gets great satisfaction from developing authors. She’s a Creative Writing MFA candidate at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, holds a Certificate in Children’s Writing from the University of Washington, and graduated with honors and a B.A. from the USC School of Cinema & Television. 

Genevieve’s primary focus is young adult and middle grade fiction.
She’s looking to acquire: 
  • Fantasy (open to all subgenres except game-related)
  • Science Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
  • Retellings (classics, fairy/folk tale, myth)
  • Contemporary Realism (especially with elements of humor) 
She also represents the following adult and new adult categories:
  • Mystery (detective/PI, amateur, cozy, historical, comic, caper)
  • Thriller (supernatural, historical, disaster, ecological)
  • Gothic/Hauntings/Quiet Horror
  • Historical Fiction
  • Retellings (classics, fairy/folk tale, myth)
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Magical Realism
  • Food Memoir
  • Travelogue/Travel Memoir 
Query Genevieve at: querygenevieve@andreahurst.com
Include “Query: Book Title” in the email’s subject line and paste the first ten pages of manuscript below your query.

Katie Reed is also looking for authors. 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)

Commercial and Literary Adult Fiction in the following genres:
Book Club Women’s Fiction
Science Fiction (soft)
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

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.

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 upcoming workshops, include: “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). 

But the best way to get your manuscript ready for publication is with a weekly course. This September, Brian still has space in his
 “Welcome to Creative Writing" on Tuesday mornings in Burlington and “Writing Your Life & Other Personal Stories” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington.

See details of all six courses starting in September here.

“The Next Step in Creative Writing” and “Intensive Creative Writing” courses starting this month are full. But email to be put on the waiting list in case someone drops out or to reserve a spot for the winter session. Come January, Brian will be offering an Intensive course on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington, and Next Step courses on Wednesday evenings in Burlington, Thursday afternoons in Mississauga and Thursday evenings in Georgetown.

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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