Representing AdUlt Fiction And Nonfiction Authors

Submissions

Carolyn is open for submissions and would love to see literary fiction (especially speculative and horror), commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction by experts in the field and is open minded to a broad range of topics and styles – as long as it engages her. There are a few things she’s not keen on – medical/disease related memoirs, police procedurals, climate thrillers, military or CIA fiction, cozy mysteries, books about film and tv behind the scenes.

Please submit a query letter and the first 20 pages for consideration, within the body of your query – attachments will not be opened (double spaced and 12 pt font).

Biography

Previous to joining Transatlantic Agency as Senior Agent, Carolyn was a literary agent and International Rights Director at Westwood Creative Artists for 14 years.

For the last decade Carolyn has traveled to both the London Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair and New York regularly, and she will continue to do so in her new role at Transatlantic.

She has represented authors who have won or been nominated for many awards, including but not limited to the following: Governor General’s Award, Scotiabank Giller Prize, RBC Taylor Prize, Writers Trust Hilary Weston Award, Trillium Book Award, Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction, BC National Book Award, Toronto Book Award, Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award, Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, Speakers Award, Toronto Heritage Book Award, Hugo Prix for Best Foreign Thriller (France), Kobo Emerging Writer Award, Arthur Ellis Awards, LAMDA Awards, as well as many national and international bestsellers.

Carolyn is an active member of the literary community, having been a speaker or mentor at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Muskoka Literary Festival, DarkLit Literary Festival, Word on the Street, Writers Group of Durham, Ontario Writers’ Conference, Willamette Writers Conference, Diaspora Dialogues and the Canadian Authors Association and a founding member of the Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents (PACLA) and a member of the Toronto International Festival of Authors’ International Visitor Committee. She also participated in a delegation of Canadian publishers and agents to Germany in 2018 in preparation for Canada’s hosting role at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020.

Carolyn has lived and worked in Japan, Mexico and the Czech Republic and is a dual citizen of Canada and the UK.

Clients

  • Sarah Berman
  • Mark Bowden and Tracey Thomson
  • Karma Brown
  • Kristi Charish
  • John Coates
  • Trevor Cole
  • Tim Fontaine
  • Tatiana Fraser
  • Bill Gaston
  • Kerry Gold
  • Susan Goldswain
  • Caia Hagel
  • Clifford Jackman
  • Timothy S. Johnston
  • Michelle Kaeser
  • Adrian Lee
  • Geoffrey Line
  • Florence MacDonald
  • Jennifer Manuel
  • Hannah Mary McKinnon
  • Darrel McLeod
  • John Mighton
  • Roz Nay
  • Jessica Purdy
  • Manjushree Thapa
  • Clayton Thomas Muller
  • Tranna Wintour
  • John Zada