Senior Agent and Partner, Marie Campbell is retiring from her career in agenting. Marie joined the Transatlantic 15 years ago in 2003 and played a pivotal role in the growth and success of the agency’s Children’s & YA Division. She has agreed to remain on as an advisor to the agency. Her former clients, including Teresa Toten, Eric Walters, Caroline Pignat and Kit Pearson, have received awards recognition from every part of Canada, including the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year Award. A former editor, in-house rights manager, and instructor at Ryerson University’s Publishing Program, she has worked in publishing for over 30 years.

Says Haywood, “Marie Campbell’s expertise, passion, dedication and great friendship to Transatlantic Agency will be deeply missed. We have grown so much from her investment in our clients and colleagues. We wish her happiness and success in her new pursuits.”

Transatlantic Agency is a North American, full-service literary agency specializing in career management for writers and illustrators, covering domestic and international rights, speaking engagements, film/tv and content development, covering the spectrum of commercial to literary fiction and nonfiction of all types and for all ages. Transatlantic is recognized in the industry for integrity, passion and commitment throughout an author’s career. Transatlantic has 15 agents, half adult publishing/half children’s publishing, located across North America, with US agents in New York, Boston, Portland OR, and Canadian agents in Toronto, Vancouver and Nova Scotia. Founded 25 years ago by literary agents David and Lynn Bennett and now headed by Samantha Haywood, the Transatlantic partnership is a vibrant collective of tenacious, independent professionals with diverse backgrounds and specialties. Representing more than 500 clients, who make regular appearances on notable bestseller lists across North America and have won major awards such as the Newbery Medal (US), the Giller Prize (Canada), Michael L. Printz Honor Book (US), and the Governor General’s Award for both adult and children’s literature (Canada).

Please note, Marie’s Transatlantic email address will remain active through 2019.

For more information contact: Samantha Haywood at