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A Literary Agent’s Guide to Getting Published, UofT Course May 2017!

April 25, 2017

Sam Hiyate and Ali McDonald will be teaching A Literary Agent’s Guide to Getting Published at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, beginning May 2017! With exclusive access to two agents from The Rights Factory, including one-on-one critiques, a query letter writing workshop, non-fiction proposal tutorial, copyright and contracts module, an overview of the […]

KCP Loft signs up Alisha Sevigny’s SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS!

March 7, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Hunger Games editor Kate Egan has acquired Alisha Sevigny‘s stunning summer romance YA, Summer Constellations, for the fabulous new KCP Loft list! Following toe-curler Kissing Frogs, this heartfelt beach read will be publishing Spring 2018. Seventeen-year-old Julia Ducharme fights to save her family campground and lifelong home from a disreputable developer, finding an unlikely ally […]

Carolyn O’Doherty’s debut REWIND gets a two-book deal!

June 25, 2016

We are incredibly excited to have found the perfect publishing home for Carolyn O’Doherty‘s debut REWIND with editor Mary Colgan at Boyds Mills Press! The preemptive two-book deal reflects Mary’s wonderful enthusiasm for the project, and her support for Carolyn’s bright literary future. We couldn’t be more thrilled. REWIND is a speculative YA that follows Alex […]

Glenda Leznoff awarded The Jonathan and Heather Berkowitz Prize!

Congratulations, Glenda! Winner of the the Jonathan & Heather Berkowitz Prize, at the first-ever Western Canada Jewish Books Awards!

Book Addict asks Meaghan McIsaac about the secret to time travel.

March 20, 2016

THE BOYS OF FIRE AND ASH author talks about her new science fiction middle grade series, MOVERS.

IF HE HAD BEEN WITH ME ranked #3 on the NYTimes YA e-Bestseller list!

February 14, 2016

Congratulations, Laura! And to the entire If He Had Been With Me team at Sourcebooks on ranking #3 on the New York Times YA e-bestseller list for the week of January 31, 2016.

Two more Beck Nicholas YA romances for Harlequin Teen Australia!

February 10, 2016

Beck Nicholas’s next two YA novels sold to Harlequin Australia!

Why I’m a Kidlit Agent

February 8, 2016

Working in children’s literature is a different kind of business. Everyone who is in it just wants to publish great books for kids and inspire a love of reading. It’s a brilliant place to be.

How did I get here?

It all started at a publishing cabaret…

Glenda Leznoff is the new Judy Blume, The Globe and Mail

January 25, 2016

Wishing Judy Blume had written a novel set in 1970 during the peak of the FLQ crisis? This is it. In her first teen book, Glenda Leznoff tells the stories of two teen girls leading very different lives, but linked by their neighbourhood geography and insatiable attraction to a bad-boy classmate named Ian.