Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Literary agents Lauren Scovel and Laura Gross seek new authors of fiction and nonfiction

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult,
represented by Laura Gross Agency

Laura Gross Literary Agency
P.O. Box 610326
Newton Highlands, MA z02461

Lauren Scovel has been promoted to junior agent at Laura Gross Literary Agency, and like all new agents, Lauren needs authors.
Lauren grew up outside of Seattle and graduated summa cum laude from Emerson College with a degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing as well as Theatre Studies. She began he publishing career as an editorial intern at Aevitas Creative Management (formerly Zachary, Shuster Hamsworth). She’s also been a bookseller at Newtonville Books since 2016.
Lauren is especially interested in fiction and nonfiction involving social justice, political issues, and other timely and underrepresented stories.
Query Lauren through Submittable here.
Include up to the first 6,000 words of your manuscript.

Laura Gross, the senior agent at this agency, is also taking on clients.
Laura grew up in London, where she worked for a literary agent and for three members of Parliament. After completing a degree in Comparative Literature at Brown University, she began her publishing career as an assistant at two leading New York literary agencies. She then became the youngest editor at one of New York’s oldest publishing houses.
She has been a literary agent for 30 years and represents a broad range of both fiction and nonfiction. She is particularly interested in history, politics, and current affairs and also loves beautifully written literary fiction and intelligent thrillers.
Query Laura through Submittable here.
Include up to the first 6,000 words of your manuscript.

Stephanie Sinclair
If you’re interested in getting published, soon or somewhere down the road, don’t miss upcoming How to Get Published workshops on Saturday, Aug 18, in Collingwood with literary agent Paige Sisley (see here) and Saturday, Nov 17, in Mississauga with literary agent Stephanie Sinclair (see here). 
For updated listing of How to Get Published workshops, see here (and scroll down).

And don't miss:  You can write great dialogue, Saturday, July 14, in Caledon (see here), How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Aug 18, in Guelph (see here), and Writing for Children & for Young Adults, with Yasemin U├žar, senior editor at Kids Can Press, children’s author Kira Vermond, and YA author Tanaz Bhathena, Saturday, Sept 22, in Oakville (see here), and Saturday, October 12, in Sudbury (see here).

Come September, Brian is leading a full roster of courses, Introductory to Intense (Details of all six courses here):
Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday, afternoons, Sept 27 - Nov 9, in Oakville. See here.
Writing Personal Stories, Thursday evenings, Oct 4 – Nov 29, in Burlington. Sees here.
Writing Kid Lit, Friday afternoons, Oct 5 – Nov 30, in Toronto. See here.
And Intensive Creative Writing, offered in three locales:
Tuesday afternoons, Sept 25 – Nov 27 (first readings emailed Sept 18), in Burlington. See here.
Wednesday evenings Sept 26 – Dec 5 (first readings emailed Sept 19), in Georgetown. See here.
Friday mornings Sept 28 – Nov 30 (first readings emailed Sept 21), in Toronto. See here.
See details of all six courses here.

To reserve a spot in any workshop, or weekly course, email
Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

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.

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