Full Agent Profile: Samantha Haywood



NAME

Samantha Haywood

AGENCY
Transatlantic Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
sam@tla1.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.tla1.com/agents.php



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Offbeat/Quirky | Graphic Novels
NONFICTION GENRES

Politics | Memoirs | Women's Issues | Narrative | Nature/Ecology | True Crime | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Fiction: literary fiction and upmarket commercial fiction -- getting more specific, yes to: literary thrillers and upmarket mystery, historical fiction, smart contemporary fiction, upmarket women’s fiction (but no romance writing), and cross-over novels (but no young adult novels unless they have adult trade potential as well).
    • Nonfiction: Narrative non-fiction preferred, especially on culturally relevant topics. Some examples: investigative journalism, politics; women’s issues; memoirs (must be truly original or well known subjects); environmental issues; historical narratives handled in refreshing ways; sexuality; and true crime with societal implications. Essentially I’m looking for a strong narrative drive and distinctive voice at all times.
    • Graphic Novels (fiction/non-fiction): Preferably full length graphic novels, although story collections will be considered. Memoirs, biographies, travel narratives and other nonfiction graphica also welcome.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://www.tla1.com/agents2.php?id=4
    • Email: Authors are encouraged to email a query with an attachment of maximum 20-page writing sample/excerpt (Microsoft Word document), along with a publishing history and synopsis.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    Sarah Leavitt's debut TANGLES: a story about Alzheimer's, my mother and me, a journey through her mother's six-year illness and death, to Jennifer McCartney at Skyhorse, for publication in Spring 2012, by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Literary Agency (US).

    Fiction | Historical Fiction
    Kristen den Hartog's THE GIRL GIANT, part coming of age story, part portrait of a marriage, set just after WWII about a child giant whose affliction gives her the mysterious ability to see into the emotional secrets of her family's past and present (also being published in Canada in April 2011 by Freehand Books under the title AND ME AMONG THEM), to Karen Thompson at Simon & Schuster, for publication in Spring 2012, by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Literary Agency (World English).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Heart Specialist
    Author:   Claire Holden Rothman
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Soho Press (June 7, 2011)
    Set in Quebec at the turn of the 19th to 20th century, The Heart Specialist is the epic story of Agnes White, a lonely orphaned girl fascinated by the "wrong" things—microscopes, dissections, and anatomy instead of more ladylike interests—who rises to the status of one of the world's most celebrated pioneering women doctors. Not only does she break through patriarchal academic barriers; she masters the science of the human heart, becoming a scholar of international fame, all in a place and time inimical to intelligent women.
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    Mid-Life
    Author:   Joe Ollmann
    Genres:   Graphic Novels
    Publisher:   Drawn and Quarterly (March 1, 2011)
    A satirical and self-deprecating story about the antics of middle age as a 40-year old becomes a new father (again) to much younger wife and promptly falls into a ridiculous infatuation with a children's performer whom he keeps "popping in tapes for the baby"
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    Ghosted
    Author:   Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Offbeat/Quirky
    Publisher:   Soft Skull Press (October 1, 2010)
    Mason Dubisee, who has just turned 30, is struggling to churn out a novel as he battles his gambling and cocaine addictions. After his childhood friend and drug dealer, Chaz, finds him an apartment and a job selling hot dogs in Toronto, one of Mason’s lunchtime customers commissions him to write a love letter that later turns out to be a suicide note, prompting Mason to seek out work as a suicide-note writer.
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