Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Four agents at Holloway Literary seek authors of Middle Grade,YA, New Adult, and Adult fiction, plus memoir and other nonfiction

Holloway Literary

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Holloway Literary is a young agency, established by Nikki Terpilowski in October 2011, with four agents, all still the process of looking for authors and building up their lists. The two newest members of the team are Kortney Price and Michael Caligaris:

Kortney Price completed internships with Andrea Hurst & Associates, Amphorae Publishing Group and Inklings Literary Agency Holloway Literary as a Literary Assistant. In 2014 she graduated with a B.A. in English from Greenville College. Besides building her list of authors, Kortney manages the agency website and is editor of the Holloway Literary blog.
Kortney Tweets at @kortney_price

Kortney is interested in Middle grade, young adult and new adult fiction. She has a special interest in manuscripts that feature characters within the special needs community.

She’s looking for Middle Grade of all types, specifically stories of adventure or survival, written in the vein of Gordon Korman. Mysteries such as The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, and some fantasy, steampunk, and other science fiction.

She’s also looking for Young adult science fiction or steampunk such as Airborn by Kenneth Oppel and The Finishing School series by Gail Calliger. Science fiction with elements grounded in history is also a plus. She would also like historical fantasy with a setting in either the Middle East or Europe, thrillers with a touch of magical realism, such as Lois Duncan’s books, and some horror.

She wants New Adult of all types, but she would love to see strong contemporary or historical fiction.

Include the first 15 pages of your manuscript pasted in the body of your email. In the email subject header, write: Kortney/Title/Genre. 

Michael Caligaris has been working in publishing since 2013. After earning an MFA in Creative Writing from St. Mary’s College, he then co-founded a Bay Area literary magazine, The East Bay Review. He considers the time he taught creative writing to first-generation college students as a turning point in his career, for they inspired him to further seek out those often-overlooked authors writing about family, struggle, class and race. As an agent for Holloway Literary, Michael strives to find emerging authors with strong voice and vision, and he promises to tirelessly campaign for their exposure.
Michael Tweets at @mikecali31

Michael is interested in representing both fiction and nonfiction. He appreciates voice-driven narratives, especially if first-person retrospection is utilized. He is drawn to a good bildungsroman; allegorical works; social criticism; period dramas; satirical near-futures; antiheroes; stories that deal with the bereavement process; works that highlight voices of color or the underrepresented.

Specifically, Michael is looking for…
Literary Fiction
Autobiographical fiction, i.e., So Long, See You Tomorrow; A River Runs Through It; Sylvia
Short story collections or connected stories as a novel, i.e., Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Strout, Junot Diaz
Novels that are set in the Midwest or could be considered Americana
Crime Fiction
Mystery/Noir, i.e., Walter Mosley, Kate Atkinson, Lou Berney
Dystopian fiction
Civil unrest/political uprising/ war novels
New Journalism and/or long-form journalism
Essay collections on art, race, mental health, music, etc.
Satirical/humor writing
Environmental writing

Include the first 15 pages of your manuscript pasted in the body of your email. In the email subject header, write: Michael/Title/Genre.

Author Jennifer Mook-Sang will be one of the
guest speakers at Writing for Children & for
Young Adults, Saturday, May 13, in Caledon.
Details here
Brian Henry will lead Writing and Revising workshops Saturday, Feb 25, in Burlington (see here), Saturday, March 4, in London (see here), and Saturday, March 25, in Toronto (see here), and Writing with Style, Saturday, March 11, in Georgetown (see here).

Brian will  lead Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshops on Saturday, April 1, in Windsor (see here), on Saturday, May 13, in Caledon at the Bolton Library with Yasemin Uçar, senior Editor at Kids Can Press (see here) and on Saturday, May 27, in St. Catharines with Anne Shone, senior editor at Scholastic Books (see here). Brian will also be leading a weekly Kid Lit class, Monday afternoons, April 10 – June 19, in Mississauga (here).
Note: For updated listings of Writing for Children & for Young adult workshops and for weekly Kid lit classes, see here (and scroll down).

Brian Henry will be leading a How to Get Published workshop on Saturday, April 22, in Midland, again with Stacey Donaghy (see here).
Note: For updated postings of current How to Get Published workshops here (and scroll down).

For more information or to reserve a spot in any Saturday workshop or weekly course, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

And don't miss the June in 
Algonquin Writing Retreat, Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4, or  Monday, June 5, 2017. Details here.

In the spring, starting the end of March, Brian will offer a full range of classes from beginner to advanced:
Welcome to Creative Writing, Monday evenings, April 10 – June 19, Burlington Details here.
Writing Personal Stories, Thursday afternoons, April 27 – June 15, Burlington Details here.
Writing Kid Lit, Monday afternoons, April 10 – June 19, Mississauga. Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, April 12 – June 14, starts by email April 5, Burlington. Details Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, April 13 – June 15, starts by email April 6, Georgetown. Details here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, April 11 – June 13, starts by email April 4, Burlington. Details here.
Extreme Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, April 5 – June 21, starts by email March 29, Burlington. Details here.
Details of all seven classes offered this spring here.

For more information or to register for any of the above, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca
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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