Monday, May 2, 2016

Love letters ~ Shauna lands an agent and Denise and Don get stories published.

Yay, Shauna!
Hi, Brian.
I'm writing to let you know that I've just signed with Morty Mint at the Mint Literary Agency in Nelson, B.C.  I was about to throw in the towel but decided to send out one more query based on a posting I read on your blog. To my shock, Morty phoned the next day to ask for the full manuscript. Within a few days, he offered representation.
I can't thank you enough for the insight and guidance you have so kindly provided over the past few years. I know I still have a long road to go but this is a great first step. Thanks so much!
For information on the Mint Literary Agency, see here.

Hi, Brian.
I took one of your writing workshops in October in Guelph and you put a challenge out to the group to get our work published.  You even made it easy for us but suggesting multiple places to submit.  I’m really excited to let you know I had my story “The Hike” published in CommuertLit. Here’s the link if you wish to read it.   
The story was based on your writing prompt, a chance encounter.  Thank you for the encouragement.  If you hadn’t said that we should take a chance and send out our work, I wouldn’t have had the courage to put myself out there.
I’ve been watching your website for future workshops and hope to be in one soon.  If you ever offer a multi-week writing course in the Guelph/Kitchener area I would be interested.
Denise Boyd
I’ve got a Writing Personal Stories course starting in Mississauga on Wednesday (see here), then in July, a Welcome to Creative Writing course  Tuesday afternoons, and Intensive courses Wednesday afternoons and evenings, all in Burlington (see here), but no weekly courses in Guelph, I’m afraid. But I do a Writing and Revising workshop July 23 in Kitchener (see here). ~Brian
Note: For information on submitting to CommuterLit, see here.

Hi, Brian.
Just a quick note from one of your former students in Peterborough. After I saw that info on Canadian Stories looking for fiction submissions, I sent the editor one of my short stories for consideration. I’m happy to report that he accepted the story for publication sometime in the summer. Thanks for letting all your Quick Brown Fox readers and fans know about these opportunities.
 All the best in your mentoring and teaching projects this spring and summer.  
Don Herald
Writers’ Group of Peterborough
Note: For information on submitting to Canadian Stories, see here.

See Brian Henry’s schedule here, including writing workshops, writing retreats, 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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