Friday, June 28, 2019

New Canadian literary agent seeks authors

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid,
represented by P.S. Literary

P.S. Literary Agency
2010 Winston Park Drive
2nd Floor
Oakville, Ontario

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Stephanie Winter has been promoted to Associate Agent at P.S. Literary, and like all new agents, she needs authors. Stephanie first joined the agency at an intern before becoming the agency’s relations assistant. Stephanie holds a BA in English Lit from the University of Toronto and an MA in English: Issues in Modern Culture from University College London. 
Stephanie is acquiring both fiction and nonfiction. She particularly appreciate strong characters who bend stereotypes, genders and more.
Within fiction, she’s actively seeking diverse and inclusive representation in Upmarket, Commercial, Historical, and Women’s Fiction, and also urban and magical fantasies, cozy mysteries, dramatic comedies, light romances, and genre-bending narratives.
Within nonfiction, she’s interested in Humour, Pop Culture, Pop Psychology, Memoir, cultural or event-base History, select Dessert Cookbooks, LBTQ+ narratives, and essay collections.
Query Stephanie at:
Limit your submission to just a query letter until asked for more.

Stephanie joins a team of six other agents all looking for authors. Read more here.

To help get you write your best possible manuscript don’t miss these upcoming workshops:  Finding Your Voice, Saturday, July 13, in London (see here), How to Write a Page-Turner, Saturday, Aug 10, in Mississauga (see here), and Plotting Novels & Writing Short Stories, Saturday, Sept 14, in Toronto (see here).    

But the best way to grow as a writer may be with a weekly course. 
Here’s what’s on offer this summer:
Oakville Woodside Library: Exploring Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, July 2 – Aug 13. See here
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, July 3 – Aug 21. First readings emailed June 26. See here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings July 3 – Aug 21. First readings emailed June 26. See here.

And in the fall, there will be a full range of courses:

Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Sept 24 – Dec 11 (no class Oct 8 or Nov 5). First readings emailed Sept 17.
Georgetown: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, Sept 18 – Dec 11 (no class Oct 9). First readings emailed Sept 11. 
Burlington: Writing Personal Stories, Thursday afternoons, Sept 26 – November 28 (no class Oct 31). 
Oakville Library, Welcome to Creative Writing,Thursday evenings,  Sept 26 – Nov 28 (no class Oct 31). 
Toronto: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings, Sept 20 – Nov 8. First readings emailed Sept 13. 
Toronto: Writing Personal Stories, Friday afternoons, Sept 27 – Nov 29 (no class Nov 1).

See details of all the fall courses here.

And don't miss …

Writing for Children and for Young Adults with Kids Can Press senior editor Yasemin U├žar and children's author Jennifer Mook-Sang at the Burlington Central Library, Saturday, Oct 5. Details here.

Tree at the Briars
November at the Briars Writing Retreat
Friday, November 1 – Monday, November 4; four days of creativity in a setting that provides the warmth of a country estate steeped in history while providing all the benefits of an extensive, modern lakeside resort. Details here.

To reserve a spot in any upcoming weekly course, weekend retreat, or Saturday workshop, email Brian at:
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 See Brian’s complete current schedule hereincluding Saturday writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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