Red Sofa Literary
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Red Sofa is a boutique literary agency. Its mission is “to celebrate a life of
reading and geek culture, where brains always win over brawn.”
Dawn Michelle Frederick is the owner
of Red Sofa Literary. She brings a broad knowledge of the book business to the
table from multiple years of experience in an independent bookstore. She was
previously an agent at Sebastian Literary Agency, and she’s a teaching artist
at Loft Literary.
Dawn is seeking various kinds of nonfiction:
Biography-Historical, media related, political. No personal memoir.
Nonfiction. “It needs to be
smart,” says Dawn. The book should be commercial and the author should have a noticeable
History – Books
that will engage the commercial reader.
Humor – Dawn
loves a good laugh. She represents the CHOOSE
YOUR OWN MISERY series)
Pop Culture –
Especially Americana, and anything quirky
Issues/Current Affairs—Women’s Studies, GLTB Studies, Social
Sciences, and more
Sports — Less
mainstream, more extreme sport, ex: Roller Derby, not so much into traditional
Narratives – women’s nonfiction, diverse stories
Young Adult –
Middle Grade –
Send a query only; no sample
chapters until requested.
Dawn was recently the victim of cancel culture. See the story here
interested in meeting an agent and in getting published, don’t miss our
upcoming How to Get Published workshops Saturday, Oct 3, in
Toronto with Evan Brown of Transatlantic Literary Agency (see here) and Saturday,
Oct 24, in Guelph with Paige Sisley of the CookeMcdermid
agency (see here).
|Literary agent Paige Sisley en route to |
our 2018 workshop in Collingwood
you’re specifically interested in writing and publishing Kid Lit, don’t
miss Writing for Children and for Young Adults, with Anne
Shone, Executive Editor, Scholastic Books, Saturday, September 12, in
Mississauga (see here) and the Writing Kid
Lit weekly class this fall on Thursday evenings, online (see here).
that, Brian’s schedule continues to take shape...
Two writing retreats:
Algonquin Park Retreat: Join me for
a magical weekend at Arowhon Pines Resort, an outpost of luxury in the middle
of the wilderness, for a writing retreat. Friday, Sept 4 – Monday, Sept 7. Details here.
Jackson's Point: Writing Retreat at the Briar's Resort & Spa on Lake Simcoe:
The ambiance of a country estate and the comforts of a modern resort – a perfect place to write. Friday, Nov 13 – Monday, Nov 16. Details here.
Burlington: Raising the Stakes How to increase your story's tension, Saturday,
Sept 26. Details here.
Online: Writing Personal Stories, Tuesday evenings, Oct 13 – Dec 15. Details here.
~ Spaces still available.
Online: Welcome to
Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Sept 24 – Dec 3. Details here.
Online: Writing Kid
Lit, Thursday evenings, Sept 24 – Nov 26. Details here.
Creative Writing, Tuesday mornings, Sept 15 – Dec
15. Details here.
Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, Sept 16 to Dec
9. Details here.
Creative Writing, Friday mornings. Sept 18 – Dec
4. Details here.
~ Spaces still available.
Online: How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Oct 31. Come in costume! Details here.
Online: How to Write a Bestseller, with New York Times bestselling author
Kelley Armstrong, Saturday, Nov 7. Details 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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