Rachel Letofsky

CookeMcDermid Literary Agency

Rachel joined the agency in 2010, and specializes in children’s literature (middle-grade and YA, fiction and non-fiction), narrative driven non-fiction, and literary, commercial, contemporary and historical fiction for adults. Her clients include National and International bestsellers, and nominees and winners for awards such as the Kirkus Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Awards, the OLA’s Forest of Tree Awards, the Writer’s Trust Awards, the Trillium Awards, the BC Book Awards, CBC’s Canada Reads, the Sunburst Award, the Canadian Jewish Literary Award, the Lambda Literary Awards, the Pink Triangle Awards, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Awards. She frequently travels throughout North America to writers’ festivals and literary events to moderate panels, take part in quick-pitch sessions, and host workshops for authors. Rachel is actively seeking ground-breaking and heart-breaking middle grade and YA titles in all genres. She is drawn to works with a whimsical nature or a grounded, gritty edge in equal measure, though in either instance, unforgettable characters and original concepts are a must. She also has a natural soft spot for exquisite literary fiction, and thought-provoking, high-concept speculative fiction. In non-fiction, Rachel is looking for narrative-driven memoirs, and anything quirky, life affirming or mind blowing.

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Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Memoir
NF: True Crime
Children’s: Graphic Novel
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Non-Fiction
Children’s: General
Children's: Fantasy



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