Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Linda Camacho seeks children's lit, etc, plus 5 other literary agents at Prospect are also looking for new authors

Romance books are a Prospect specialty  
Prospect Agency
551 Valley Road, PMB 377 
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

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The Prospect Agency has six agents, all taking on new clients. The agency specializes in   romance, women's fiction, literary fiction, urban fantasy and sci-fi, mysteries and thrillers, young adult and children's literature, and picture book writers and illustrators. 

Prospect is also open to strong memoirs, narrative nonfiction and selective works of nonfiction from authors with strong established areas of expertise.

Linda Camacho joined Prospect Agency in 2015 after nearly a decade in publishing. After graduating from Cornell University, Linda interned at Simon & Schuster and Writers House literary agency, and worked at Penguin before happily settling into children's marketing at Random House. She has an MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Unofficially, Linda loves chocolate, travel, and far too much TV. In terms of submissions, she's pretty omnivorous. She enjoys a variety of categories and genres, ranging from picture book to adult, from clean and lighthearted contemporary to edgy and dark fantasy.
Follow Linda on Twitter: @LindaRandom. See Linda’s favourite books here.

Linda is currently seeking: Adult, middle grade, and young adult fiction across all genres (romance, horror, fantasy, realistic, light sci-fi, and graphic novels). Select literary fiction (preferably with commercial bent) and picture books (both writers and illustrators welcome). Select narrative nonfiction and memoir. Diversity of all types (ethnicity, disability, sexuality, etc.). Linda is not seeking: Early readers/chapter books, screenplays, poetry, and short stories.

Query Linda through Prospect’s submission page here.
Include three chapters and a brief synopsis. Do not query by email or letter mail. Don not submit unsolicited manuscripts or inquire about the status of submissions via email. See Prospect’s submissions page here.  

See more information about all six agents at Prospect and what they’re looking for here.

Anne Shone
Brian Henry 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).

Brian will also lead "How to Get Published" workshops in Windsor (for my American readers, that's just across the river from Detroit),  on Sunday, May 31, with Martha Magor Webb of the Anne McDermid Agency (see here) and in Mississauga on Saturday, June 20, again with Martha Magor Webb (here).  

For more information or to register, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Other upcoming workshops, include “Writing great characters,” Saturday, March 28 in Brampton (see here) and Saturday, July 11 in Burlington (here), “Secrets of Writing a Page-turner,” Saturday, April 11, in Peterborough (here), Saturday, May 23, in Barrie (here) and Saturday, June 6, in Georgetown (here), “Writing & Revising” Sunday, April 12, in Ottawa (here),  and “How to Build Your Story,”  Saturday, April 25, in Thessalon (here), Saturday, May 9 in London (here) and Saturday, May 30 in Guelph (here).

Martha Magor Webb
The spring session of Brian’s weekly creative writing courses begins in April See details of all five weekly courses for beginners to advanced writers here.

Exploring Creative Writing” will be offered Wednesday evenings in Burlington (see here), “Writing Personal Stories” on Tuesday afternoons in Mississauga (here) “The Next Step in Creative Writing” on Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here) and “Intensive Creative Writing” on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (here) and Thursday afternoons in Burlington (here).

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.
For more information or to reserve a spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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