Sunday, July 11, 2021

New literary agent Bre Stephens seeks middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction, plus nonfiction

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue
39th floor
New York, NY 10167

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The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency is a New York City-based full-service literary agency founded in 2001. The agency represents children’s literature for all ages – picture books and middle-grade and young adult novels – but also represents high-quality adult fiction and nonfiction in a wide range of genres. JDLA is proud to represent illustrators, as well as screenwriters for both television and film, including Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writers and illustrators.

Bre Stephens is the newest member of the team, and like all new agents, she needs authors. 

Bre has thirteen years of experience as a writer, publisher, educator, literary judge, and editor.  She has worked as an Editor-in-Chief of a literary magazine and has taught university composition, technical writing, and creative writing.  Bre holds an MA in English and Creative Writing, an M.Ed. in ESL, and a BA in Art History.  In her spare time, she loves attending Japanese festivals and learning more about world cultures. 

You can find Bre online: on Twitter @brelstephens, Facebook @BreStephens2019, and on her website:  brendaleestephenscom

Bre is looking for fiction for adults, middle grade, and young adults, and also for nonfiction.

In Adult Fiction, Bre is seeking: Gothic, Horror, Speculative, Fantasy, Psychological Realism, and Detective/Mystery.

 In Middle Grade & Young Adult: Gothic, Horror, Fantasy, Psychological Realism, Detective/Mystery, Slice of Life, Adventure, Coming of Age, and Graphic Novels.

In Nonfiction: Art, History, Personal Journey, Healing, Memoirs, Biographies, and Self-Help

She’s especially interested in anything with a darker tone/theme. VAMPIRES, monsters, inner-struggle, mental health awareness, angels/demons, pirates are all welcome.

Query Bre through her query manager:

For fiction, include the first chapter of your manuscript; for nonfiction, include a proposal and the first chapter.

Literary agent Gordon Warnock

If you’re interested in meeting an agent and in getting published, don’t miss our online How to Get Published workshop Saturday, Aug 14, with literary agent Gordon Warnock of Fuse Literary (see here).

Beyond that, Brian Henry’s schedule continues to take shape...

July workshops

Online: Writing Conflict, Saturday, July 17. Details here.

Online: How to Write Great Dialogue, Sunday, July 25. Details here.

August workshops

Online: How to Get Published, with literary agent Gordon Warnock of Fuse Literary, Saturday, Aug 14.  Details here.

In-Person: How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Aug 21. Details here.

September ~ Weekly classes 

Online: Welcome to Creative Writing, 10 weeks of discovering your creative side, Tuesday afternoons, Sept 28 – Dec 7, 2021 {no class Oct 26}. Details here.

Online: Writing Personal Stories, 9 weeks of creativity and companionship, Monday afternoons, Sept 27 – Dec 13 {no class Oct 11 or Oct 26}. Details here.

In-Person: Writing Personal Stories, 9 weeks of creativity and companionship, Wednesday evenings, Sept 29 – Nov 24, in Burlington. Details here.

Online: Intensive Creative Writing, a challenging course to help you grow as a writer. 
Offered online at two different times: Thursday afternoons, Sept 23 – Dec 16, 2021 {no class Oct 21}, and Friday mornings, Sept 17 – Dec 10, 2021 {no class Oct 22}. Details here.

Writing retreat:

Lake Joseph in Muskoka: Sherwood Inn Writing Retreat: this elegant little resort in the heart of the Muskoka’s will be the site for our fall retreat. Friday, Oct 22 – Monday, Oct 25.  Details to come.

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