Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New literary agent Tracy Marchini of BookEnds seeks picture books, middle grade and young adult manuscripts; 5 other agents at BookEnds also seek new authors

Assistant Literary Agent Beth Campbell
is actively seeking science fiction,
fantasy and YA, plus romantic suspense
and mystery. Query Beth here.

BookEnds literary agency

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The six literary agents at BookEnds represent all areas of romance, mystery, suspense, science fiction and fantasy, women's fiction, new adult, picture books, middle grade, and young adult. In nonfiction they represent current affairs, reference, business and career, parenting, pop culture, coloring books, and general nonfiction  – and they’re all looking for new authors.

Tracy Marchini is the newest member of the team at BookEnds, and like all new agents, she needs authors.

After four years as a Literary Agents Assistant at Curtis Brown, Tracy left to pursue her own editorial business and to earn her MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College. Her editorial clients have gone on to secure representation, sell books to publishers, win awards and become bestsellers in the UK. She’s looking forward to being able to work with her BookEnds clients throughout their careers and to (hopefully!) see them grow as authors in the same way.

As a child, Tracy made it a personal goal to read every Nancy Drew Case Files in her school’s library and still has a soft spot for a good girl detective story. As an adult, she loves the sense of possibility in children’s and young adult literature – and can still empathize with the soul-crushing feeling that is mandatory gym class.You can follow Tracy on Twitter here.

Tracy is looking for picture book, middle grade and young adult manuscripts across most genres, including contemporary, mysteries, thrillers, magical realism, historical fiction, and non-fiction. For picture book fiction, she’s particularly interested in manuscripts that are laugh out loud funny or deliciously dark. For middle grade and young adult, she’s interested in underdogs, strong female characters and/or unreliable narrators. She believes that it’s important for readers of all backgrounds to see themselves reflected in the media they consume, and is looking to bring that diversity to her list.

She is not a good fit for YA horror, true crime, hard sci-fi, or high fantasy, and at this time, she’s not looking for board books or early chapter books.

Full submission guidelines here.

Brian Henry’s summer classes are starting soon:
“Welcome to Creative Writing,” Tuesday afternoons, July 5 – Aug 23, in Burlington (see here)
“Intensive Creative Writing,” begins by email June 29, classes run Wednesday afternoons, July 6 – Aug 24, in Burlington (see here)
“Intensive Creative Writing,” begins by email June 29, classes run Wednesday evenings, July 6 – Aug 24, in Burlington (see here) 
See details of all three classes here
To reserve a spot, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Other upcoming workshops include “Writing a Page-turner,” July 9, in Burlington (see here), “How to Build Your Story,” Saturday, July 16, in Midland (see here), and “Writing and Revising,” Saturday, July 23 in Kitchener (see here).

For those who love great food and a beautiful setting with their writing, Brian Henry will lead a Fall Colours Writing Retreat at Arowhon Pines Resort in Algonquin Park, Friday, Sept 16 – Sunday, Sept 18 (see here).

On Saturday, October 15, Brian will lead a “How to Get Published” workshop in Burlington with literary agent Cassandra Rodgers of The Rights Factory as his guest speaker, and then on Saturday, November 19, he will lead a “Writing for Children and for Young Adults” workshop in Mississauga with Anne Shone, Senior Editor, Scholastics Canada as his guest speaker.

For more information or to register, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, 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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