Monday, November 7, 2016

Regal Hoffman has 5 agents seeking authors, including new agent Grace Ross

Indelible by Adelie Saunders,
represented by Regal Hoffman
Regal Hoffman & Associates LLC
242 West 38th Street
Floor 2
New York, NY 10018

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Regal Hoffman & Associates has five literary agents, all accepting new authors. Their primary areas of interest include literary fiction, thrillers, narrative nonfiction (history, biography, science, etc.), memoir, and some category nonfiction. They strongly encourage submissions from writers of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Their children's book agents look after all categories, with an emphasis on young adult and middle-grade fiction. They don’t represent romance, poetry, or screenplays.

The newest member of the team is Grace Ross, who recently joined as a junior agent. Like all new agents, she needs authors.  Grace started her career at Oxford University Press in editorial before transitioning to agenting, first at Lowenstein Associates and then at Denise Shannon Literary Agency.

Grace is interested in literary fiction that experiments with form and speaks to the current cultural climate; historical fiction; international narratives; and dynamic plots that bridge genres.

In nonfiction, she is looking for socially and politically conscious narratives, especially those that engage with cultural conversations about gender, race, and class in an accessible way; but she's also drawn to popular science, biography, cultural theory, and memoir. Grace was born in Washington, DC and holds a B.A. in English/American Studies from Wesleyan University.

For fiction, you may include the first ten pages of a novel or one story from a collection. Full submissions details and information on what all the agents at Regal Hoffman are seeking here.

Anne Shone, senior editor
Scholastic Books
On Saturday, November 19, Brian will lead a Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshop in Mississauga with Anne Shone, senior editor, Scholastic Books as his guest speaker (see here).  To register or for details, email:

Note: If you're looking at this posting after Nov 19, 2016, check out current Writing for Children & for Young Adult workshops and weekly Writing Kid Lit courses here (and scroll down).

Come the new year, a full slate of classes will be offered (Details of all six here): 
Exploring Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 26 – March 30, Burlington
Writing Personal Stories, Tuesday mornings, Feb 9 – March 30, Oakville. Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, Jan 18 - March 22, Burlington. Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, Jan 19 – March 23, Georgetown. Details here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Jan 25 – March 28, Burlington. .
Extreme Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons,Jan 25 - March 15, Burlington
See details of all six courses here.
To reserve a spot, email

Ross Pennie, author of the memoir
The Unforgiving Tides
and of three mystery novels will be the
guest speaker at "Writing Your Life"
Brian Henry also has a number of other great workshops coming up soon: How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Nov 12, in Barrie (see here), and Writing Your Life and Other Personal Stories, Saturday, Dec 3, in Oakville (see here).

In the new year, Brian will lead a How to Get Published, workshop on Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, in Toronto with Stacey Donaghy of the Donaghy agency (see here), and a How to Write a Bestseller workshop on Saturday, Feb 18, in Guelph, with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong (see here). 

To register of for more information for any of the above, 
Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current 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, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

Navigation tip: For many more literary agents seeking authors, click on the Literary Agents button at the top of the page, just below the banner. To see only Canadian agents, click on the button in the right-hand column under More Content. To see only agents representing kid’s lit, click on the Children’s/YA agents button in the list of Labels below.

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