Hilary McMahon, literary agent and shareholder in Westwood Creative Artists, Canada’s largest literary agency, describes how publishing has changed and what that means for aspiring writers. Here are some submisson guidelines from their website. Click HERE to visit their site.

WCA represents literary fiction; quality upmarket commercial fiction including mysteries and thrillers; narrative non-fiction in the genres of memoir, history, biography, science, journalism and current events; and a limited range of practical nonfiction. We take on children’s and young adult writers very selectively. The agents bring their diverse interests to their client lists, but are generally looking for authors with a mastery of language, a passionate, expert or original perspective on their subject, and a gift for storytelling.

Though we are taking on very few new clients, we accept electronic query letters.