Monday, January 5, 2015

Literary agent Nan Thornton joins ZSH, seeks fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, other nonfiction, and children's lit

Nan Thornton
Zachary Shuster Harmsworth
 A Literary and Entertainment Agency
1776 Broadway, Suite 1405
New York, NY 10019
535 Bolyston Street, 11th floor
Boston, MA 02116

Nan Thornton is the newest member of the team at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth literary agency, and like all new agents, she needs authors. Nan was formerly a subsidiary rights assistant at Knopf and has practiced copyright law for the past 12 years, representing authors and their estates and also Pearson Education where she was in-house counsel for most of the past eight years. 

Nan currently lives in New Jersey and works out of ZSH’s New York office.

Nan is seeking authors in a broad range of areas, including literary and commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, biography, memoir, and nonfiction in the areas of health science, business, parenting, and education. She also seeks children’s books.

Query Nan through the agencies contact page here.

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Brian Henry will lead a "How to Get Published" workshop in Niagara on the Lake on Saturday, March 7, with literary agent Olga Filina of The Rights Factory (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: Secrets of Writing a Page-turner,” Saturday, Jan 17, in Toronto (see here), "How to Write Great Dialogue," Saturday, Jan 24, in Georgetown (here), and“Revising and Editing,” Saturday, Jan 31 in Oakville (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. Starting in the new year, Brian will be offering classes for beginners through advanced writers. See details for all six courses here. 

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

For details of “Welcome to Creative Writing” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington see here, for “Writing Personal Stories” on Tuesday mornings in Oakville see here, for “The Next Step in Creative Writing” on Wednesday evenings in Burlington see here, on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga see here, and on Thursday evenings in Georgetown see here, and for “Intensive Creative Writing” on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington here.

For details of any course or workshop or to register, email:

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, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


  1. It says on the ZSH policies page that the agency is not accepting submissions.

  2. You shouldn't believe everything you read.


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