Wednesday, July 29, 2020

How to Get Published, with Evan Brown of Transatlantic Literary Agency, Saturday, Oct 3, in Toronto

Voodoo Shanghai by Kristi Charish
represented by Transatlantic Literary
How to Get Published
With guest speaker Evan Brown of Transatlantic Literary Agency 
Saturday, October 3, 2020
{rescheduled from May 9}
10:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Glenview Church, 1 Glenview Ave,  Toronto, Ontario (Map here.)
Note: "How to Get Published" is also offered Saturday, Oct 24 in Guelph with Paige Sisley of the CookeMcDermid agency. Details here.

 If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published!
Special Option: Participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. You don’t need to bring anything, but if you do, three copies could be helpful.
And be sure to bring your elevator pitch! Following the end of the formal workshop at about 2:15, Evan will be listening to your pitches. Agents come to these events wanting to hear what you’ve got and hoping to find authors they want to represent.

Guest speaker Evan Brown works at the Transatlantic Literary Agency, a full-service agency with its head office in Toronto and with 14 experienced agents located across North America, from Toronto and New York to Vancouver and Portland. Transatlantic represents clients who write for all ages and across varied platforms, covering the spectrum of commercial to literary fiction and nonfiction of all types.
Evan is currently developing his own list of authors. He’s interested in literary fiction, sophisticated fantasy, high-concept science fiction, historical fiction, and sports. He also works closely with Senior Agent Stephanie Sinclair, reads manuscripts for multiple agents and is a freelance editor.
Prior to joining Transatlantic in May 2019, Evan spent the first seven years of his career at a major trade publisher based in Toronto. Starting in 2012, he worked closely with the legal team supporting authors combating online copyright infringement. He also read manuscript submissions as a member of the acquisitions committee for a digital first imprint. In 2013 Evan joined the marketing team and spent the next six years working on adult and then YA titles, including multiple New York Times bestsellers, covering a wide range of genres: from commercial fiction to thriller, romance to fantasy.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University, and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors. 
See reviews of Brian's classes and workshops here.

Fee: $37.17 + hst = $42 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or $39.82 + hst = $45 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email:

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