Monday, February 15, 2016

Canadian literary agent Robert Lecker specializes in nonfiction (but represents some fiction, too)

Robert Lecker Agency 
4055 Melrose Avenue
Montréal, Québec H4A 2S5

The Robert Lecker Agency has only one agent, Robert Lecker, plus a rights manager, Alison Hardacre. Robert Lecker founded his agency in 2003, following 25 years of experience as cofounder and copublisher of ECW Press

Robert has developed special expertise in the fields of popular culture, music, entertainment, finance, food culture, and science. His background in literary studies also makes him particularly effective in representing fiction and in working with authors who have an academic profile.

Robert specializes in books about entertainment, music, popular culture, popular science, intellectual and cultural history, food, and travel. However, he’s open to any idea that is original and well presented. He’s also receptive to books written by academics that can attract a broad range of readers. 

He does not represent children's literature, screenplays, poetry, self-help books, or spiritual guides.

Query Robert at:
In the subject line, write: New Submission QUERY. Do not include any additional material. If he’s interested, he’ll ask to see a proposal. Full submission guidelines here.

Martha Webb
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 literary agent Monica Pacheco and author Jennifer Mook-Sang (see here), on Saturday, Apr 2, in Barrie, with literary agent Rachel Letofsky (see here), on Saturday, April 30, in Guelph, with Yasemin Uçar, senior editor, Kids Can Press and authors Jennifer Mook-Sang and Kira Vermond (see here), and Sunday, May 29, in Ottawa with acclaimed author Alan Cumyn (see here).

Other upcoming workshops include  Writing With Style, Saturday, March 12, in Oakville (see here), and Writing Your Life, Saturday, March 16, in Caledon (see here) and Saturday, April 16 in London (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 spring, Brian will be offering a full range of courses from beginners to more experienced. See details of all six classes starting this spring here.
Jennifer Mook-Sang
“Exploring Creative Writing,” Tuesday afternoons, April 19 – June 21, in Burlington (see here)
“Writing Personal Stories,” Wednesday mornings, April 27 – June 15, in Mississauga
“Next Step in Creative Writing,” Wednesday evenings, April 13 – June 15, in Burlington (see here)
“Next Step in Creative Writing,” Thursday afternoons, April 21 – June 23, in Oakville (see here)
“Intermediate Creative Writing,” Thursday evenings, April 14 – June 23, in Georgetown (see here)
“Intensive Creative Writing,” Wednesday afternoons, March 30 – June 15, in Burlington

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.
To register or for more information for any class or workshop, email:

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

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