Sunday, January 28, 2018

News: Stephanie Sinclair promoted to Senior Agent at Canadian agency Transatlantic, Stephanie and 4 other Transatlantic agents seek children’s and adult fiction and nonfiction

The Boat People by Sharon Bala,
represented by Stephanie Sinclair
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Transatlantic Agency
2 Bloor Street East
Suite 3500
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
M4W 1A8
http://transatlanticagency.com/

At the Transatlantic Agency, Stephanie Sinclair has been promoted to senior agent, in addition to managing international rights for Samantha Haywood's clients. Sinclair will also manage international sales for Page Two, the separate company owned and operated by Transatlantic agents Jesse Finkelstein and Trena White.
In fiction, Stephanie represents literary fiction, upmarket women’s and commercial fiction and will consider literary thriller and suspense and YA crossover. She does not represent historical or romance fiction.
In nonfiction, Stephanie represents narrative nonfiction, memoir, investigative journalism and true crime
Attach a 20-page writing sample in Word or PDF format. See Stephanie’s full guidelines here.

Four other agents at Transatlantic are also open to queries:

Marilyn Biderman seeks literary fiction; sweet-spot fiction, that is, accessible but literary in intent (often found at book clubs); literary crime fiction; and women’s commercial and historical fiction.
“I love memoir with an utterly unique story and brilliant writing,” says Marilyn. Plus “narrative non-fiction on compelling and newsworthy topics that anticipate trends; expert non-fiction of wide appeal from authors with established social media platforms; and biographies of fascinating lives.” 
She welcomes both debut and established authors and diverse voices.
Attach a brief sample of your work (up to 1,500 words) as a Word of PDF file. See Marilyn’s full guidelines here.

Amy Tompkins represents both adult and children’s authors.
On the children’s side, she is looking for middle-grade and young adult fiction and non-fiction, including fiction in all genres. She is not currently looking for picture books.
On the adult side, she is seeking nonfiction, and literary and commercial fiction in all genres except horror, science fiction, and fantasy.
Attach a 20-page writing sample in Word or PDF format. See Amy’s full guidelines here.

Jesse Finkelstein specializes in upmarket, accessible nonfiction that challenges current conceptions, whether through a “big ideas” book or narrative. “I am drawn to entrepreneurs and people who are innovators in their fields and writing about current affairs, business, culture, politics, technology, religion, and the environment,” says Jesse. And she is most interested in authors who have an existing platform.
Authors are encouraged to attach a maximum 20-page writing sample of their work as a Word document. See Jesse’s full guidelines here.

Trena White specializes in upmarket, accessible nonfiction that challenges current conceptions, whether through a “big ideas” book or narrative. “I am drawn to entrepreneurs and people who are innovators in their fields and writing about current affairs, business, culture, politics, technology, and the environment,” says Trena. 
“Journalists who are obsessed with a particular beat (gangs, climate change, etc.) always welcome. Fascinating, exceptionally well written life stories, usually with a current affairs hook. I am most interested in authors who have an existing platform.
Authors are encouraged to embed a maximum 20-page writing sample in their email. No attachments. See Trena’s full guidelines here.

Andrea Cascardi, who represents both children’s authors and author-illustrators and adult authors, both for fiction and nonfiction is temporarily closed to queries. But writers should keep an eye on her bio page at Transatlantic for when she’s again open to queries. See here.

HarperCollins editor Michelle Meade
If you’re interested in and finding an agent or publisher (someday soon or down the road), don’t miss the How to Get Published workshops on Saturday, Feb 24, in Oakville with literary agent Martha Webb (see here) and on Saturday, March 3, in St. Catharines with HarperCollins editor Michelle Meade and author Hannah Mary McKinnon (see here).

If you’re interested in Kid Lit, be sure to register for the Writing for Children and for Young Adults mini-conference on Saturday, April 21, in Waterloo with literary agent Barbara Berson, Simon & Schuster editor Patricia Ocampo, and Young Adult author Tanaz Bhathena (see here) and Writing Kid Lit weekly class, Thursday evenings, April 18 – June 13, in Burlington which will feature guest authors Jennifer Mook-Sang and Kira Vermond (see here).

And don’t miss Writing and Revising on Saturday, Feb 10, in Guelph (see here), How to Write Great Dialogue, Sunday, Feb 11, in Windsor (see here), Writing Your Life with guest Ross Pennie, on Saturday, March 10, in Toronto (see here) and How to Write a Bestseller with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong on Saturday, March 24, in Caledon at the Bolton Library (see here).

Brian also offers a full range of weekly writing classes, from introductory to intensive:
Exploring Creative Writing, Friday afternoons, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Feb 2 – March 23, in Toronto. See here.
Welcome to Creative Writing, Wednesday, afternoons, April 18 – June 13, in Burlington. See here
Writing Personal Stories, Friday afternoons, April 13 – June 8, in Toronto. See here.
Writing Kid Lit, Picture Books to Young Adult,  Thursday evenings, April 12 – June 14, in Burlington. See here.
Next Step in Creative Writing, Thursdays afternoons, April 12- June 14, at the Woodside Library in Oakville. Details to come.
Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, April 10 – June 11, in Burlington. Details to come.
Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, April 11 – June 13, in Georgetown. Details to come.
Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings, April 6 – June 15, in Toronto. Details to come.

For more details or to reserve a spot in any workshop, retreat, or weekly course, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here,  including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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