Thursday, October 11, 2018

How to Get Published with literary agent Stephanie Sinclair, Saturday, Nov 17, in Mississauga

The Boat People by Sharon Bala,
represented by guest speaker Stephanie Sinclair

How to Get Published
An editor & a literary agent tell all
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 4:00
Unity Church, Unit 8, 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga (Don’t look for a steeple. Unity Church is a unit in a business mall and looks nothing like a church. Map here.)
"How to Get Published" is also offered Saturday, Aug 18, in Collingwood (see here), and if it's past Nov 17, you can see details of upcoming "How to Get Published" workshops here (and scroll down).

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published!

Special Option:
 Participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. You don’t need to bring anything, but if you do, three copies could be helpful.
And be sure to bring your elevator pitch! Following the end of the formal workshop at about 3:45, Brian Henry will be staying for at least half an hour and helping interested attendees, who didn’t have their queries critiqued earlier, write query letters that will get a yes, while literary agent Stephanie Sinclair will be listening to your pitches. Agents come to these events wanting to hear what you’ve got and hoping to find authors they want to represent.

Guest speaker Stephanie Sinclair is a senior agent with the Transatlantic Literary agency. Transatlantic is a full-service literary agency with its head office in Toronto, with 13 agents located across North America, from Toronto and New York to Vancouver and Portland. Transatlantic represents clients who write for all ages and across varied platforms, covering the spectrum of commercial to literary fiction and nonfiction of all types. 
Stephanie is growing her own author list and simultaneously manages international rights for Samantha Haywood's client list as well as for Page Two Books, a separate company owned and operated by Transatlantic agents Jesse Finkelstein and Trena White.
In fiction, Stephanie represents literary fiction and upmarket women’s and will consider literary thriller and suspense and YA crossover. 
In nonfiction, Stephanie represents narrative nonfiction, memoir, investigative journalism and true crime.
Read more about Transatlantic here and here. 

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University, and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors. 

See reviews of Brian's classes and workshops here.

Fee: $43.36 + 13% hst = $49 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or $46.90 + 13% hst = $53 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email:

See Brian’s complete current schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Cambridge, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

1 comment:

  1. Great workshop again Brian, and Stephanie! Honing a query letter, and learning the process an agent goes through to find a gem of a novel was an interesting and valuable lesson. Thanks again!


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