Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Rena Rossner and Jessica Kasmer-Jacobs at Deborah Harris Agency seek books for adults, young adults, middle grade and picture books

Dear Martin by Nic Stone,
represented by Deborah Harris Agency
Deborah Harris Agency
9 Yael Street
Jerusalem 91083

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The Deborah Harris Agency was founded in 1991. It represents Israeli and Palestinian authors and authors writing in English from around the world. The agency has five agents, but the two of most interest to Quick Brown Fox readers are:

Rena Rossner – Literary Agent
Rena is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars Program, where she double-majored in poetry and nonfiction writing. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin and holds an MA in History from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She worked at bookstores in four countries, has written extensively for The Jerusalem Report and The Jerusalem Post, and worked in PR, grant-writing, and website development at The Jerusalem Foundation. She is a writer of both fiction and poetry as well as the author of the cookbook Eating the Bible,  which has been translated into five languages.
Rena is interested in representing Literary and Upmarket Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction and Thrillers. Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction in all genres, She is also actively seeking Young Adult, Middle Grade and Picture Books.
Include the first two chapters or an equivalent up to fifty pages.

Jessica Kasmer-Jacobs Literary Agent and Editor

Jessica Kasmer-Jacobs recieved her BA in English Literature from New York University and her MPhil in Irish Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Before moving to Israel, she was an editor at the Wall Street Journal Book Review. She has previously worked at the Joy Harris Literary Agency in New York, The Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin, and Blue Man Group in Boston. 
Jessica is interested in literary fiction, memoir, nonfiction, historical fiction and children's books. 

Queries regarding books and manuscripts in the genres of literary and upmarket women’s fiction, historical fiction, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction, children's picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction should be addressed to Rena Rossner: rena@thedeborahharrisagency.com
Include the first two chapters or an equivalent up to fifty pages.
Literary fiction and serious non-fiction books and manuscripts in English should be addressed to Geula Geurts geula@thedeborahharrisagency.com 
Include the first two chapters or an equivalent up to fifty pages.
See submissions page here.

Children's author Kira Vermond
will be one of the guest speakers for
the Writing Kid Lit course
If you’re interested in writing for children or for young adults, Brian will lead a Writing Kid Lit weekly course on Thursday evenings, Jan 24 – March 28, at the Oakville Central Library (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: Secrets of Writing a Page-Turner, Saturday, Dec 1 in London (see here), and Saturday, Dec 8, in Guelph (see here), and in the new year, How to Build Your Story: Plotting novels & Writing short stories with guest author Hannah Mary McKinnon, Saturday, Jan 19 in Oakville (see hereand Writing and Revising, Sat, Jan 26 in Caledon at the Bolton Library (see here).

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Winter courses (Details of all 5 classes here):
Exploring Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 24 – April 5 (no class March 14), in Burlington. Details here.
Writing Kid Lit, Thursday evenings, Jan 24 – March 28 (no class March 14), in Oakville. Details here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Jan 22 – April 2 (no class March 12); first readings emailed Jan 15, in Burlington. Details here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings Jan 23 – April 3 (no class March 13); first readings emailed Jan 16, in Burlington. Details here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings Jan 25 – April 5 / 12 (10 or 11 weeks, no class March 13); first readings emailed Jan 16, in Toronto. Details here.
            Details of all 5 classes here.

Read reviews of Brian’s courses, retreats, and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including Saturday writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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