Monday, January 19, 2015

Inkwell Management has two agents seeking authors: Lauren Smythe and Allison Hunter

Lauren Smythe
InkWell Management
521 Fifth Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10175

InkWell Management is a large New York agency. It was formed in 2004 through the merger of Arthur Pine Associates, Carlisle & Company, and Witherspoon Associates. InkWell handles both fiction and nonfiction, literary and commercial literature, adult and young adult books. Inkwell has two newish agents looking for authors:

Lauren Smythe worked in the Literary Department of William MorrisEndeavor before joining Inkwell in 2010. Her interests are wide-ranging but tend toward smart narrative nonfiction (narrative journalism, modern history, biography, cultural criticism, personal essay, humor), personality-driven practical nonfiction (cookbooks, fashion and style), and contemporary literary fiction.

Lauren grew up in Indiana, attended New York University, and lives, predictably, in Brooklyn.

Update, Feb 9, 2015: Allison Hunter has left Inkwell Management and joined The Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency. See here.

Allison Hunter, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, began her publishing career in 2005 working for the Los Angeles-based literary publicity firm, Kim-from-L.A. 

Allison Hunter
She joined the InkWell team in New York City in 2010, and is actively acquiring literary and commercial fiction (including romance), memoir, narrative nonfiction, cultural studies, pop culture and prescriptive titles, including cookbooks.

Allison is always looking for funny female authors, great love stories and family epics, and for non-fiction projects that speak to the current cultural climate. She has a B.A. in American Studies and Creative Writing from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Query Lauren or Allison at: 
Include 1 or 2 chapters in the body of your email (no attachments).

Full submission guidelines here.

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 Marth Magor Webb of Anne McDermid Agency (see here). 

Anne Shone
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: "How to Write Great Dialogue," Saturday, Jan 24, in Georgetown (here), and "Revising and Editing," Saturday, Jan 31 in Oakville (here). 

Then “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. See details for all six courses starting in January here
For details of 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, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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