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Thread: [Agency] Westwood Creative Artists, Ltd.

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    [Agency] Westwood Creative Artists, Ltd.

    Hi Guys,

    I am trying to find information about agents at this agency http://www.wcaltd.com/, specifically those who represent YA fiction. I have searched all the regular sites, but to no avail. If any of you have any information it would be greatly appreciated.


    I’m sure they’re legit. It’s just, I’m having a heck of a time finding specifics about what each particular agent represents.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Did you click any of the links at the bottom of the page? There are some pdf files that should help explain.
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    Thanks, I missed those somehow. I can see that John Pearce and Jacqueline Kaiser
    both handle YA. But I am still stuck as to their submission guidelines. Has anyone worked with either of these agents? has anyone submitted to either of them?

    Thanks again for your help

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    Try sending an email and see if they're even open to new clients.
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    I clicked the lists but the names mean nothing to me. I agree with the OP that their site is horrificly hard to find any information on.
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    Cool Westwood Creative Artists

    I just read on Agent Query that Westwood Creative Artists had stopped accepting new queries as of last Spring. Does anyone know if that's changed?

    I'm interested in subbing to Linda McKnight, but there's no point if it won't be read.

    Thanks!
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    Hilary McMahon was part of the publishing panel at the conference I attended yesterday. I didn't get a chance to talk to her, but took a chance and sent a query anyway.

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    Hi, I'm sorry I forgot to post this here! I did somewhere else. Westwood only accepts Canadian authors. Good luck, Chumplet!
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    That's a good point, Victoria. Fortunately, I fall under that category!

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    Yeah, I noticed. ;D Lucky Chump! LOL
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    Hilary McMahon replied to my e-query today, asking for the first few chapters.

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    Congrats, Chumplet!

    I had a good feeling for you on this one. Hopefully it was a full scale premonition. LOL
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    Just popping in to say I received a kind rejection from Hilary this morning. She said, "It's quite an intriguing story and you do a great job of hooking the reader, but I didn't fall in love with the writing style." She wished me luck, etc. All in all, not a bad rejection.

    Not sure what she means by my writing style - too purple? Too sentimental? Hopefully, it will resonate with the other two agents who have my full.

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    Anyone had any recent dealings with WCA?

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    Queried Carolyn Forde in February with ten sample pages for my literary YA. Got a form rejection from THE WHOLE EDITORIAL TEAM. "Although it seems very promising, your manuscript didn’t resonate with our agents in the necessary way."

    Okay. Moving on.

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