Monday, December 14, 2015

Two literary agents at Trident Media seek new authors of commercial, upmarket & literary fiction, romance, new adult, young adult, memoir, and other nonfiction

Trident Media Group
41 Madison Ave
Floor 36
New York, NY 10010

Trident Media Group is a large New York agency. It represents over 700 authors in a range of genres of fiction and nonfiction, many of whom have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers Lists and have won major awards and prizes. For more than ten consecutive years, Publishers Market Place has ranked Trident number one for sales in North America. It’s also  strong in the UK.

Trident has two Associate Agents, and like all newish agents, they need authors.

Alexa Stark was raised in New York City and earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia, where she was an Editor of the Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism. Before coming to Trident, she interned at PEN American Center and worked at Curtis Brown as a literary assistant.   

Alexa joined Trident in 2012 to work with Ellen Levine, and she has gained invaluable experience working with Ellen's illustrious and bestselling authors. She also handles first serial rights for Ellen's authors, and has sold stories, essays, and book excerpts to The New Yorker, Harper's, Paris Review, The Atlantic, Tin House, N+1, and The New York Times, among others.  Alexa continues to work closely with Ellen Levine while building her own client list.

Alexa’s  interests are wide-ranging, but she is particularly drawn to literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, young adult, memoir, narrative nonfiction, popular science, cultural criticism and women’s issues.  

To query Alexa and for full submission information, go to Trident’s submissions page here

Tara Carberry has nurtured a lifelong passion for books of all kinds. Tara completed her undergraduate degree at Bucknell University and went on to earn a Masters degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia. She subsequently held editorial positions at both Weinstein Books and W.W. Norton before coming to Trident to work for Kimberly Whalen and Erica Spellman Silverman. 

At Trident, Tara has worked closely with top agents, editors and many New York Times and internationally bestselling authors to fine tune her skills and interests. Tara is now building a client list of authors at all stages of their careers.

Tare is primarily seeking women’s commercial fiction, romance, new adult, young adult, and select nonfiction.

To query Tara and for full submission information, go to Trident’s submissions page here.

Author Jennifer Mook-Sang
Brian Henry will lead How to Get Published workshops on Saturday, Feb 20, in Kitchener, with literary agent Olga Filina of The Rights Factory (see here) and on Saturday, Feb 27, in Brampton with Martha Webb of the McDermid Agency (see here).

Also, Brian will lead Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshops on Saturday, March 5, in Burlington with Monica Pacheco, literary agent with The McDermid Agency and author Jennifer Mook-Sang (see here), Saturday, Apr 9, in Barrie with Rachel Letofsky, literary agent with the Cooke Agency (see here), and on Saturday, April 30, in Guelph with Yasemin Uçar, senior editor, Kids Can Press and authors Jennifer Mook-Sang and Kira Vermond (see here).

Other upcoming workshops include How to Build Your Story, Saturday, Jan 16, in Georgetown (see here), and Saturday, Jan 30 in Toronto (see here), and Writing With Style, Saturday, March 12, in Oakville (see here).

And in June, Brian will lead a weekend writing retreat at the fabulous Arowhon Pines Resort in Algonquin Park (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. Starting in the new year, Brian will be offering a full range of courses for beginning to experienced writers (details of all five classes here):
Literary agent Martha Webb
Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 28 – March 31, (no class March 17), in Burlington. (See details of this class here.)
Writing Personal Stories, Tuesday afternoons, Feb 2 – March 29, (no class March 15) in Burlington (see here.)
The Next Step in Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, Jan 20 – March 30 (no class March 16), in Burlington (see here)
Intermediate Creative Writing, Thurs evenings, Jan 21 – March 31, (no class March 17), in Georgetown (see here)
Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, Jan 20 – March 9  (For details, email 
See details of all five classes here.
Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.
To register or for more information, email:

See Brian's full 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, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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