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New Literary Agent: Brenna Girard

firstwriter.com – Sunday January 26, 2020

Brenna is interested in unique nonfiction, particularly business books and cookbooks.

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Buchwald Adds Sola Fasehun and Tim Patricia As Literary Agents

deadline.com – Saturday January 25, 2020

Buchwald has hired Sola Fasehun and Tim Patricia to its motion picture and television literary departments, respectively.

Fasehun got her start working under Academy Award-winning producer Michael Phillips at Lighthouse Productions. She then spent six years as a film production, sales, and distribution consultant at Submarine Entertainment/Deluxe. She joins Buchwald from UTA, where, as a member of their team, she helped spearhead the agency’s Diversity initiative.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Elizabeth Bewley

firstwriter.com – Friday January 24, 2020

Represents young adult and middle grade fiction and nonfiction. Particularly interested in books that transport readers to foreign lands; explore family dynamics; and capture the feeling of first love.

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APA Agency Signs Agreement With The WGA – Update

deadline.com – Wednesday January 22, 2020

UPDATED with WGA and ATA statements and more details: Another full-service agency and Association of Talent Agents member, APA, has reached a deal with the WGA. The agency, which immediately will resume its representation of writers, also said it will bring the Television and Motion Picture Literary businesses together under the banner of APA Scripted Literary.

APA is the latest member of the Association of Talent Agents to break ranks and sign the guild’s new franchise agreement. Its deal comes just days after fellow full-service agency Gersh also signed with the WGA. The other four association members to make WGA deals are Buchwald, also a full-service agency; literary boutiques the Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston agency and the Kaplan Stahler Agency; and Pantheon. Non-ATA member Verve, also lit-focused, was the first mid-size agency to reach an agreement with the WGA last May.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday January 22, 2020

Publishes: Fiction;
Areas include: Fantasy; Sci-Fi; Short Stories;
Markets: Adult

Publishes science fiction, cyberpunk, alternative histories, post apocalyptic and fantasy of novel length. Will consider exceptional works in other genres of fiction, or short story compilations of the above topics. Send query by email with 300-500 word summary and first 1,000 words as a text attachment. See website for full guidelines.

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22nd Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

digitaljournal.com – Tuesday January 21, 2020

Is your script ready? Are you ready? Is it time to finally let your writing be shown to others?

Everyone has a story to tell and your screenplay can win $10,000 and be promoted for a year! The 22nd Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition is accepting screenplays.

Since all the judging is done, without knowing any details about the writer, it truly levels the playing field.  There are over 90 judges (producers, managers, and literary agents) who read your script and don’t know if you are a wine grower in France, a stay at home mom, or a hot shot film student from NYU.  

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UK and Europe writing award with £6,000 prize opens for submissions

falmouthpacket.co.uk – Tuesday January 21, 2020

Falmouth University is welcoming submissions for a writing award with a prize of £6,000.

The 2020 Nick Darke Writers' Award is now open for submissions.

Funded by the university's Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) and School of Communication, the award is open to all writers in the UK and Europe aged 16 and over.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Jonny Geller

firstwriter.com – Tuesday January 21, 2020

"I am lucky enough to work with a fantastic range of writers - from authors of first class literary fiction to best selling thriller writers, from ground-breaking journalists to the very best writers in the field of women’s commercial fiction - my focus is original fiction from writers who have a distinctive voice."

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A MONSTER CALLS Inspires 'The Monster Challenge' Creative Writing Challenge

broadwayworld.com – Monday January 20, 2020

Calling young aspiring writers! This spring, Sally Cookson's critically acclaimed stage production of A Monster Calls heads to Coventry as part of a brand new UK tour, and to celebrate, the company has launched a creative writing competition open to young people aged 10-25.

Based on the award-winning children's novel by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd, A Monster Calls tells the story of 13-year-old Conor O'Malley, who is visited by a monster while struggling to cope with his mother's illness. Over the course of several nights, the monster tells Conor stories that help him to face up to his fears.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday January 20, 2020

Publishes: Poetry;
Markets: Adult;
Preferred styles: Experimental; Literary

An independent micro publisher focusing on poetry of an experimental / weird / surreal / cerebral nature. See website for current submission opportunities.

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