Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Literary agent Julie Stevenson seeks manuscripts, as do 8 other agents at Waxman Leavell

Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
443 Park Ave South #1004
New York, NY 1006

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Julie Stevenson of Waxman Leavell has put out a call for submissions. While she represents different categories, Julie’s call-out right now is for the following:
  • upmarket fiction
  • literary fiction
  • adult thriller/suspense
  • memoir
  • young adult
  • middle grade
  • picture books
“I hold a B.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College,” says Julie. “Before joining Waxman Leavell, I worked at Sobel Weber Associates and in the editorial departments of Tin House and Publishers Weekly.
“As an agent, I enjoy being on the writer’s side every step of the way – from providing feedback on early drafts, to matching the work with the right editor, to acting as a guide through the complicated and changing world of publishing. The writing life can be a solitary experience, and I love being the writer’s connection to a wide world of readers.
“I enjoy thinking about fiction in terms of craft. You’ll find well-worn copies of books by Anne Lamott and Charles Baxter on my bookshelf.”
Some of Julie’s recent books/clients include:
THE SASQUATCH HUNTER’S ALMANAC by Sharma Shields (Holt) – literary fiction
GIRL IN PIECES by Kathleen Glasgow (forthcoming from Delacorte, Fall 2016) – young adult/ crossover
SPEED DREAMING by Nicole Haroutunian (Little A) – literary fiction/story collection
I DO NOT LIKE AL’S HAT by Erin McGill (forthcoming Spring 2017, Greenwillow) – children’s picture book
THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove) – literary fiction

For fiction include the first 5 – 10 pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. No attachments. Full submission guidelines here.
Waxman Leavell also has nine other agents all looking for authors. See here.

Rachel Letofsky
Brian Henry will lead "Writing for Children & for Young Adults," workshops, on Saturday, September 12, in Toronto  with guest speaker Yasemin Ucar, Senior Editor, Kids Can Press, (see here), and on Saturday, March 5, in Burlington, with Monica Pacheco, literary agent with The McDermid Agency (details to come).

Also, Brian will lead "How to Get Published" workshops in Saint John, NB, on Saturday, Oct 3 (details here), and in Hamilton on Saturday, Oct 17, with Rachel Letofsky of the Cooke Agency (see here). 

Other upcoming workshops, include "Writing Your Life," Saturday, Sept 26, in Brampton (see here) and Saturday, Dec 5, in Burlington (details here), and "How to Make Yourself Write," Saturday, Oct 24, in Guelph (see here) and Saturday, Nov 28, in Mississauga (see here).   

For more information or to register, email:

But the best way to grow as a writer or to get your manuscript ready for publication may be with a weekly class. This fall, Brian is offering a full line-up of six weekly courses for beginners through advanced. There are still spaces in three of these classes:
“Exploring Creative Writing,” Thursday afternoons, Sept 24 - Nov 26, in Mississauga (see here).
“Writing Personal stories,” Thurs mornings, Oct 8 - Nov 26, in Oakville (see here)
 “Intensive Creative Writing,” Tuesday afternoons, Sept 15 - Dec 8, in Burlington (here).
Or see details of all three here.
For details or to reserve a spot, email:
Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Ingersoll, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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