Category: Literary Agents

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

In many ways September does seem like a new year, and to the members of the Ontario Writers’ Conference planning committee this feels like beginning to prepare for Christmas morning. Our very own Christmas morning – May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 – when we get to see the look on your faces – the sparkle…

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Author Robert J. Sawyer and literary agent Hilary McMahon on How to Get Published

In this video from last year’s Ontario Writers’ Conference, best-selling author Robert J. Sawyer gives advice to first-time authors about how to get published. Here, literary agent Hilary McMahon talks about the importance of writers “having a story to tell” and “a powerful way of telling it.” For more Ontario Writers’ Conference videos, visit our…

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QUERY LETTERS: A Conversation with Literary Agent Drea Cohane of the Rights Factory

Barbara Hunt: I recently heard you say that you spend vast amounts of time sifting through the query letters you receive and it’s a disappointment to realize that most writers are leery of drafting said query – and it shows! That said, how important is the query letter in the process of securing an agent or…

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