Friday, June 2, 2017

New literary agent Danielle Burby seeks YA, MG and some adult fiction

The Salt House by Lisa Duffy,
represented by Danielle Burby
Nelson Literary Agency

Kristin Nelson launched Nelson Literary Agency (NLA) in August 2002. It remains a small agency, with just three agents – all looking for authors. The newest member of the team is Danielle Burby, and like all new agents, she needs authors.

Danielle Burby double-majored in creative writing and women’s studies at Hamilton College, “both ‘impractical majors’ that have been incredibly practical for me,” she says. “After internships at several top literary agencies and publishers, I spent four years at New York Agency {Hannigan Salky Getzler} and began building a client list before moving to NLA in January 2017.
Daniel primarily represent Young Adult and Middle Grade, along with very select mysteries, thrillers, and women’s fiction.
Danielle Burby
“I look for a strong narrative voice and a cast of characters I want to spend time with (which doesn’t necessarily mean they need to be likeable!),” says Danielle. 
“Something all of my clients have in common is the ability to sweep me up in their writing and make me grateful for a chance to spend time in their worlds. When I finish a novel and immediately want to thank the person who wrote it, I know I will have the enthusiasm to fight tooth and nail for that author.”
She also likes a strong, distinctive voice; complex female characters; quirky adventures; and diverse characters; complicated family dynamics; romantic plotlines that are an element of the narrative but don’t dominate it; seaside novels; social justice themes; girls with swords.

Query Danielle at:
In the subject line, write Query and the title of your project. Paste the first 10 pages into the body of the email. No attachments. Emails with attachments are deleted unread. Full submission guidelines here.

Brian Henry will lead “You can write great dialogue," workshops on Saturday, June 10 in Guelph, with author Hannah McKinnon, (see here), Saturday, July 15, in Mississauga (see here), and Saturday, July 22, in London (see here), and “How to Write Great Characters," Saturday, June 17 in Burlington (see here).

And there are three weekly creative writing courses, introductory to advanced, starting soon:
Exploring Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, July 4 – August 22, in Burlington. See here.
Next Step in Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, July 5 – August 23, in Burlington. See here.
Intensive Creative WritingWednesday afternoons, July 5 – August 23, in Burlington. See here.
      Details of all three courses  here.  

Brian Henry will lead a Writing for Children & for Young Adult workshop on Saturday, Aug 12, in Collingwood with literary agent Monica Pacheco (see here). 
In the fall, Brian will lead a weekly Writing Kid Lit class, Thursday mornings, Oct 5 – Nov 30, in Oakville (see here).
Note: For updated listings of Writing for Children & for Young adult workshops and for weekly Kid lit classes, see here (and scroll down).

Join us for a Fall Colours Writing Retreat, at Arowhon Pines Resort in Algonquin Park, Friday, Sept 15 – Sunday, Sept 17 (see here).

Also, in the fall, Brian will lead a full range of courses, including (for the first time) a creative writing course in Toronto:
Intensive Creative Writing, Monday mornings, Sept 25 – Dec 4, in Toronto. See here.
Next Step in Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons  Sept 19 – Nov 21, in Burlington.
Extreme Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, Sept 20 – Dec 6, in Burlington
Writing Personal Stories, Wednesday evenings, Sept 27 – Nov 15, in Burlington
Writing Kid Lit, Thursday mornings, Oct 5 – Nov 30, in Oakville. See here.
Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Sept 28 – Nov 30, in Burlington
Intensive Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, Sept 28 – Nov 30 in Georgetown. See here.

For more information or to reserve a spot in any workshop, retreat, or weekly course, email
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.

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