Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Literary agent Eve Porinchak of Jill Corcoran agency seeks picture books to YA novels

Jill Corcoran
Jill Corcoran Literary Agency
P.O. Box 4116
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

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Jill Corcoran used to be with the Herman Agency  before forming her own agency in August 2013. Jill is not currently accepting new clients except through referrals, but she has recently promoted Eve Porinchak from intern to junior agent, and Eve is now actively looking for new authors to represent.

Eve Porinchak graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in PsychoBiology. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Colby-Sawyer College and attended medical school at the University of New England. 

Eve in Tijuana
Eve has always worked with children in some capacity. She taught Pre-K through First Grade, with a specialty in reading, she worked as a state foster care case manager, teaches creative writing to incarcerated teens, and serves as an aid worker in Tijuana orphanages, and has been an active member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for 15 years.

Eve has eclectic literary tastes and is open to everything from picture books to young adult novels. She is currently looking for contemporary realistic fiction for teens that features unusual love stories with bad ass protagonists and cinematic writing.

Paste the first 10 pages of your manuscript into your email.

Anne Shone
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), in Windsor 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 (see here). 

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

For more information or to register for a workshop or class, email:

Other upcoming workshops, include  “How to Build Your Story,” Saturday, March 14 in Burlington (see here), Saturday, April 25, in Thessalon (details to come), Saturday, May 9 in London (here) and Saturday, May 30 in Guelph (here), and “Writing great characters & From fact to fiction,” Saturday, March 28 in Brampton (here), “Secrets of Writing a Page-turner,” Saturday, April 11, in Peterborough (here), and “Writing and Revising,” Sunday, April 12 in Ottawa (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 afternoons in Mississauga (here) and on Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here) and “Intensive Creative Writing” on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (here).

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.
For more information or to reserve a spot, 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, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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