Westwood Creative Artists is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected literary agencies. Situated in Toronto’s Huron-Sussex neighbourhood, housed in the historic Chelsea Shop, our staff of eleven includes six full-time book agents who are supported by an in-house international rights agent and an outstanding network of twenty-four international co-agents. We take great pride in the enthusiastic response to our list from publishers around the world and in the wide praise our writers receive from Canadian and international critics. We are honoured that many of the writers we represent have won and been shortlisted for such esteemed prizes as the Man Booker Prize, the Nobel Prize, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
WCA is a dream literary agency, the only one I would ever want to be with. They take care of everything, meaning I only have to worry about writing something good.Yann MartelAuthor of Life of Pi
It’s been a pleasure having WCA represent my work since the agency’s inception. Their professionalism has been reassuring during these twenty years, particularly in navigating a course through the perennially uncertain world of publishing. Here’s to steady hands in the wheel-house for the next twenty.Rohinton MistryAuthor of A Fine Balance
I have been most fortunate to have been represented by Westwood Creative Artists since the very start of my writing career. Professionalism, expertise, and sage advice aside (and I was the recipient of all three), the thing I value most is the sense of really caring about me and my work. It has always been there, as constant as family.Ian HamiltonAuthor of the Ava Lee series
More than 20 years ago I made the smartest decision of my career—and that was to join with Westwood Creative Artists. It’s not just the sage advice, the honesty and professionalism, but it has been the great and lasting friendships, the fun and laughter that comes from a team of sharp and witty people who care deeply and clearly love what they do.Roy MacGregorAuthor of The Screech Owls series
Westwood Creative has fielded my proposals to the highest-level publishers, with a solid record of success for each version of each of my books. They have surprised me with offers from all over the world and given my books the greatest possible exposure (and financial returns). I’m sticking with WCA, and I’m grateful for their work so far.Marc LewisAuthor of The Biology of Desire
I have been with the Westwood Agency for over twenty years and never had a moment’s regret. They are wonderful.Rosemary SullivanAuthor of Stalin's Daughter
Reka Simonsen at Atheneum has acquired Susin Nielsen’s (Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl) picture book Apartment Cat, celebrating feline and human friendship in the humorous story of two lonely Manhattan cats who…
Talia Benamy at Philomel Books has acquired, at auction, world rights to Montreal poet Gillian Sze‘s picture books MY LOVE FOR YOU IS ALWAYS, about the enduring love that a mother has…
Janice Zawerbny at HarperCollins Canada pre-empted Damhnait Monaghan’s debut novel New Girl in Little Cove, a light-hearted romantic comedy, set in 1985, about a teacher from a big city who…
Home page photograph: “Buckwheat Qwerty,” © Peter Powning, 2007.
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