Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Three agents at Wolf Literary seek authors, including new agent Rachel Crawford who wants literary & commercial fiction & YA, plus nonfiction

Kirsten Wolf
Wolf Literary Services
65 Bleecker St
 # 12,
New York, NY 10012

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Wolf Literary Services is a New York agency with four agents, three of whom are looking for new authors, including newcomer Rachel Crawford. (More about her below.) Here’s what the owner, Kirsten Wolf, has to say about the agency:

“We specialize in dynamic, quirky books written for all ages. As an agency, we have a deep respect for the place where low art meets high art—we like a good story, regardless of genre.

“Our agency specializes in the kinds of books that meaningfully connect with their readers—the stories that keep you up all night so you know what happens next. We are excited by books that are provocative within a familiar context—we love writers that can subvert a reader’s expectations.

“If it’s surprising, weird, fresh, dark, heart-breaking, tear-jerking, or side-splitting, we want to see it. From blood-drenched ghosts (Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake) to experimental mind-openers (Fra Keeler by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi and Binary Star by Sarah Gerard) to high-low mashups (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher) to illustrated inspiration (Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than), we are our authors’ biggest fans.

“We’re always looking for new voices to add to our exciting, genre-busting list of authors, which includes debut writers, author/illustrators, television personalities, popular bloggers, and creative professionals who are leaders in their fields.”

Rachel Crawford is the newest member of the team, having just started June 28 as  a literary agent and film rights manager at Wolf Literary. Like all new agents, she needs authors.

Hailing from sunny Brisbane, Australia, Rachel moved to New York in 2011. She worked previously at Sterling Lord Literistic and as an associate at Fletcher and Company, and has a background in rights and marketing.

Rachel is looking for literary and commercial fiction and young adult. She’s interested in stories that defy genre conventions and play with reader expectations, and particularly enjoys dystopian, eco-fiction, and apocalyptic narratives, as well as anything with a scientist protagonist.

Rachel is also looking for international fiction, political fiction that explores big ideas through compelling narrative, and stories from traditionally underrepresented voices. She loves stories about women by women.

In nonfiction, Rachel is interested in tech, futurism, psychology, and science, and isn’t adverse to prescriptive nonfiction from authors with a strong professional background in their topic of choice.

Query Rachel at: queries@wolflit.com
Include a 50-page writing sample (for fiction) or a detailed proposal (for nonfiction), either as an attachment or embedded in the body of the email.

Brian Henry “Writing a Page-turner,” July 9, in Burlington (see here), “How to Build Your Story” Saturday, July 16, in Midland (see here), “Writing and Revising,” Saturday, July 23 in Kitchener (see here),“How to Make Your Stories Dramatic,” Saturday, Aug 20, in Oakville (see here), and “You can write great dialogue,” Sunday, Aug 21, in Brampton (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).

This fall, Brian will offer a wide range of classes:
“Welcome to Creative Writing,” Thursday afternoons, Sept 29 - Dec 8, in Oakville.
 “Writing Kid Lit ~ Picture Books to YA,” (new) Tuesday afternoons, Sept 27 - Nov 22 (no class Oct 11), in Burlington.
“Intermediate Creative Writing,” Wednesday evenings, Sept 21 to Nov 30 (no class Oct 12), in Burlington
Intermediate Creative Writing,” evenings, Sept 29 - Dec 8, in Georgetown (see here).
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See details of all five classes offered this fall here.
To reserve a spot or for more details, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Brian will lead “How to Get Published” workshops on Saturday, Oct 15 in Burlington with literary agent Cassandra Rodgers of The Rights Factory as his guest speaker, and on Saturday, October 29, in Caledon, at the Bolton Public Library, with Martha Web of the McDermid Agency. To register or for details, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Anne Shone, senior editor,
Scholastic Books
Then on Saturday, November 19, Brian will lead a “Writing for Children and for Young Adults” workshop in Mississauga with Anne Shone, Senior Editor, Scholastics Canada as his guest speaker.

To register of for more information for any of the above, 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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