Jill Corcoran Literary Agency
2150 Park Place
El Segundo, CA 90245
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The Jill Corcoran Agency has recently greatly expanded its roster, so it now has eight agents on its roster, including half a dozen with extensive experience in children’s publishing, everything from picture books to young adult. But they’re not just looking for Kid Lit; they’re also actively seeking adult fiction and nonfiction. Six of the agents on staff are actively looking for new authors, including the agency’s president Jill Corcoran, and five newer agents. And remember, the great thing about new agents is that they need authors.
Julie Tibbott is the newest member of the team. Julie has long been involved in creating books as an editor, an author and now as an agent. As might be expected from the author of Members Only, a book about cults and secret societies, Julie is drawn to stories that give us access to hidden worlds, unusual communities and unique points of view.
She was previously a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where she worked on science fiction by Diane Duane, historical fiction by Carolyn Meyer, morbidly funny YA fiction by Gina Damico, and fantasy by Sarah Porter, among many others.
Julie is looking for books for both teen and adult audiences. For both, she is seeking psychological thrillers, clever mysteries, speculative fiction, fantasy with one foot in the real world, high-concept fiction, and nonfiction with a pop culture connection. In general, she likes works infused with a touch of the surreal, spooky, absurd, quirky, or magical.
As part of the agency, Julie is excited to discover new talent. Julie partners with Jill Corcoran an all client manuscripts, with Julie focusing on editorial and Jill on submitting, selling, and negotiations. Authors need only submit to either Julie or Jill as they share all submissions.
Query Julie through the Corcocan Agency’s submission manager here.
Include a synopsis and the first two chapters.
Five more agents at the Corocan Agency are also looking for authors:
Jill Corcoran is on the hunt for unique concepts in MG, YA, Adult, Graphic Novels, Illustrated MG fiction and non-fiction. Literary with a side of Humor = a ginormous plus.
Query Jill through the submissions manager here.
Adah Megged Nuchi is looking for picture books authors and illustrators, middle-grade and young adult fiction, and upmarket fiction for adults.
Query Adah through the Co submission manager here
Elizabeth Bennett is looking for fiction and non-fiction submissions with series and franchise potential, licensed brands, board books, novelties, graphic novels and middle grade fiction. She tends to be partial to books with humor; books that approach contemporary issues in a fresh, new way; books that are inspired by pop-culture and current trends.
Query Elizabeth through the submission manager here
Jodell Sadler is looking for picture book, graphic novel, and middle grade author/illustrators.
Query Jodell through the submission manager here.
Silvia Ariente is looking for Young Adult fiction of any kind, YA and MG fantasy and sci-fi as well as Adult romance with a twist, and Adult crime stories.
Query Sylvia through the submission manager here.
If you’re interested in and finding an agent or publisher (someday soon or down the road), don’t miss our “How to Get Published” mini-conference, with literary agent Martha Webb, author Hannah McKinnon, and HarperCollins editor Michelle Meade on Saturday, Nov 18, in Guelph (see here).
Also, starting soon, Brian Henry will lead a full range of writing courses, introductory to advanced (and most of these classes still have space):
Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Sept 28 – Nov 30, in Burlington. See here.
Writing Personal Stories, Wednesday evenings, Sept 27 – Nov 15, in Burlington. See here.
Writing Kid Lit, Thursday mornings, Oct 5 – Nov 30, in Oakville, with guest authors Sylvia McNicoll and Jennifer Mook-Sang. See here.
Next Step in Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons Sept 26 – Nov 28, first readings emailed Sept 19; Burlington. See here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Monday mornings, Sept 25 – Dec 4/11, first readings emailed Sept 18; Toronto. See here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, Sept 28 – Nov 30 / Dec 7, first readings emailed Sept 20; Georgetown. See here.
Extreme Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, Sept 20 – Dec 6/13, first readings emailed Sept 13; Burlington
See details of all seven courses offered in the fall here.
And be sure not to miss the “Writing a Bestseller" workshop with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong on Saturday, Oct 21, in Oakville (see here),
Also, in the fall, Brian will lead a “How to Make Yourself Write” workshop on Saturday, Oct 14, in Toronto (see here), a “Secrets of Writing a Page-turner” on Saturday, Oct 28, in Caledon at the Bolton Library (see here), “Writing with Style” on Saturday, Nov 4, in Barrie (see here) and “How to Build Your Story” on Saturday, Nov 25 in Burlington (see here).
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