Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New literary agent Lexi Wangler at Massie & McQuilkin seeks literary and upmarket fiction, crime fiction, narrative nonfiction, essay collections, memoir, and YA

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
(among the best creative nonfiction ever),
represented by Massie & McQuilkin
Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents
27 West 20th Street, Suite 305
New York, NY 10011

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Massie & McQuilkin is a full-service literary agency that focuses on bringing fiction and non-fiction of quality to the largest possible audience. We work closely with our clients at every stage of a project’s development, submission, and placement—staying involved in all issues of design, publicity and sales, long after the ink has dried on a contract, to ensure that the author’s needs are being met by his or her publisher.
In 2012, MMQ acquired the venerable literary agency Russell & Volkening, Inc. Founded in 1940 by publishing legends Diarmuid Russell and Henry Volkening, and later acquired by Timothy Seldes before its acquisition by MMQ, Russell & Volkening joined MMQ intact as a corporate entity. With its list have come the works of some of the most noted writers in the history of American publishing, including Eudora Welty, Bernard Malamud, Anne Tyler, George Plimpton, Barbara Tuchman, and South African Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. These writers and others join LMQ's own growing list of acclaimed fiction and nonfiction writers.

The newest member of the team is Lexi Wangler, who was promoted to junior agent & foreign rights associate just a couple weeks ago, on September 27. Like all new agents, she needs authors.
Lexi holds a dual MFA in Fiction and Writing for Children from The New School. She graduated from Loyola University of New Orleans in 2013 and worked at PEN American Center and the Irene Skolnick Literary Agency.
Lexi assists Maria Massie on all foreign rights for Massie & McQuilkin, and is looking for books that focus on complex, three-dimensional characters, especially women and non-binary people. She is passionate about representation across the race, class, gender and sexuality spectrum and uplifting voices that historically have had less of an opportunity to resonate. Subverting genre boundaries and strong, distinct voices are appealing to her, as are books that reflect truth back to the reader.
Her MFA background is proof of her strong dedication to exemplary writing, and she prizes a clear narrative above all else. 
Lexi is primarily looking for literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, crime fiction, cultural criticism, narrative nonfiction, essay collections, memoir and young adult fiction.
Lexi tweets here.

Query Lexi at: lexi@mmqlit.com
Include the word “Query” in the subject line of your email. If your project is fiction, please also include the first 10 pages pasted into the body of your email. 

HaprerCollins editor
Michelle Meade
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).

You’ll also want to register for the “From the Horse’s Mouth” seminar, with literary agent Stacey Donaghy, House of Anansi Press editor Douglas Richmond, and Simon & Schuster managing editor Patricia Ocampo on Saturday, Dec 2 at Ryerson University in Toronto (see here).

And be sure not to miss “How to Make Yourself Write” workshop on Saturday, Oct 14, in Toronto (see here) and “Writing a Bestseller workshop with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong on Saturday, Oct 21, in Oakville (see here).

Brian is also leading a “Writing for Children and for Yong Adults”  workshop, on Saturday, November 11 in London (see here).

Also, in the fall, Brian will lead 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).
Author Hannah McKinnon
In the new year, Brian will again offer a full range of weekly writing classes, from beginners to advanced, though so far only one has the details confirmed:
“Exploring Creative Writing,” Thursday mornings, Jan 25 – March 29, in Oakville. Details here.

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

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