Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Susan and Alexander Novotny open new literary agency seeks authors

Susan Novotny

Novotny Literary Agency
c/o The Book House
1475 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

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Susan Novotny, the owner of the independent bookstore The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, and her son Alexander Novotny have formed the Novotny Literary Agency. They want to "bridge the relationship between promising authors, successful publishers, knowledgeable and inspired booksellers and, most especially, readers." Like all new agents, the Novotnys need authors.

See the full submission guidelines and query Alexander online here.
Include: A separate page detailing your (1) publication history, (2) the history of the project, and (3) whether it has been previously submitted to any publishers or other agents.
The first 50 pages of your manuscript typed, in hard copy, in 12-point font, and double spaced. Or, if you’re submitting electronically, the first 50 pages in .pdf format, conforming to the hard copy guidelines.

Literary agent Paige Sisley
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).

If you’re interested in Writing for Children & for Young Adults, Brian Henry will lead a mini-conference 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), a Writing Kid Lit weekly course on Friday afternoons, Oct 5 – Nov 30 in Toronto (see here), and a Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshop Saturday, October 12, in Sudbury (see here).
For updated listings of Writing for Children & for Young adult workshops and for weekly Kid lit classes, see here (and scroll down).

Also coming soon: Writing Conflict: Fight scenes, Dialogue scenes & Love scenes, Saturday, Sept 15, in Toronto (see here), and Writing and Revising, Saturday, Sept 29, in St. Catharines (see here). 
The Briar's Resort
New: November at the Briar’s Writing Retreat, Friday, Nov 2 – Sunday, Nov 4. Three days to put up your feet, recharge your creative batteries, and get some great writing tips – all in the supportive company of your fellow writers. Details here.

This September, Brian is leading a full roster of courses, Introductory to Intense (Details of all six courses here):
Tree at The Briars
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 brianhenry@sympatico.ca
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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