Monday, January 26, 2015

Dan Balow of the Steve Laube Literary Agency seeks Christian literature

Steve Laube Literary Agency
5025 N Central Ave, #635
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Dan Balow is a 30-year veteran of the Christian publishing industry. He's now an agent with the Steve Laube agency and is looking for authors. 

He was director of marketing for Tyndale House Publishers. Beginning in 1995, he led the publisher’s marketing team for the successful Jerry Jenkins-Tim LaHaye Left Behind series, becoming director of business development for the series (which has sold more than 60 million copies to date). In 2002, he added the role of director of international publishing until leaving Tyndale in 2006.

After stints as publisher for two audio book companies and some publisher consulting, Dan joined the Steve Laube agency in 2013. His publishing background in the business side rather than editorial is perhaps best for authors who need help navigating the shifting sands of publishing. A graduate of Wheaton College, he lives with his wife Carol, in Wheaton, Illinois. Together they have four grown children and one grandchild. 

Follow Dan on Twitter at @danbalow or through the agency blog at where he posts every Tuesday.

Dan is seeking mostly nonfiction for the Christian market, but represents a select number of novelists working in Christian historical, contemporary, Biblical, and futuristic genres.

Query Dan through his assistant at 
Full guidelines here.

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Olga Filina
Brian Henry will lead "How to Get Published" workshops in Niagara on the Lake on Saturday, March 7, with literary agent Olga Filina of The Rights Factory (see here) and in Windsor on Sunday, May 31, with Martha Magor Webb of the Anne McDermid Agency (see here). 

Also, Brian will lead a “Writing for Children & for Young Adults” workshop with Anne Shone, Senior Editor at Scholastic Canada, on Saturday, May 2, in Oakville (see here). 

For more information or to register for any workshop or course, email:

Other upcoming workshops, include "Revising and Editing," Saturday, Jan 31 in Oakville (here), “How to Build Your Story,” Saturday, February 7 in Stouffville (here), Saturday, February 28 in Collingwood (here), Saturday, March 14 in Burlington (here), Saturday, May 9 in London (here) and Saturday, May 30 in Guelph (here), and “How to Make Your Stories Sizzle,” Saturday, February 21 in Mississauga (here).

Weekly courses: Whether you're looking for an introduction to creative writing or you're getting your manuscript ready to submit to an agent, your best bet is a weekly course.  “Writing Personal Stories,” begins Tuesday, January 27, in Oakville (see here).

Then the spring classes start up in April, including “The Next Step in Creative Writing” on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (here) and on Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here).
For details of other courses starting in the spring, email:

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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