Monday, December 31, 2018

Lucinda Karter joins Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, seeks adult, YA, and children's fiction, and nonfiction

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
represented by Jennifer Lyons Agency
Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency
27 West 20th Street
Suite 1003
New York, NY  10011

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Lucinda Karter has joined the Jennifer Lyons Agency at a full-time literary agent. Lucinda has spent more than 25 years in publishing, working for the George Borchardt Literary Agency, Doubleday, HarperCollins, WW Norton and other publishers. Most recently she served as director of the French Publishers’ Agency, where she agented such works as Irène Némirovsky’s Suite française, and Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation and other bestsellers to world-wide English language publishers.

Lucinda has translated fiction, memoir, and children’s literature from French to English and served as a juror for the anuual Prix Anaïs Nin. In 2002, she was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

As an agent, she is looking for a range of fiction – adult, young adult, and children’s.

In nonfiction, she’s seeking history, biography, memoir, popular science, and food. Also finance and economics and novelty books.

Send only your query. If she’s interested, she’ll request sample chapters or your full manuscript or proposal.
Full submission guidelines here.

Author Sylvia McNicoll will be one of the
guest speakers for the Kid Lit course
The best way to grow as a writer is probably with a weekly course. 
There are 5 courses on offer in the new year (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.

Author Hannah Mary McKinnon
Also coming soon: How to Build Your Story: Plotting novels & Writing short stories with guest author Hannah Mary McKinnon, Saturday, Jan 19 in Oakville (see here), Writing and Revising, Sat, Jan 26, in Caledon at the Bolton Library (see here), Writing with Style, Saturday, Feb 23, in Waterloo (see here) and Saturday, March 16, in Mississauga (see here), and How to Write a Bestseller with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong (see here).

 A weekend writing retreat:
Algonquin Writing Retreat, Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3, 2019: four days in the luxurious isolation of Arowhon Pines Resort to get down to some real creative growth. Sign up soon to get the 2018 rates! Details 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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