We are a full-service literary agency focused on championing literary excellence and cutting-edge thinking. Based in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, we specialize in representing writers of high-quality literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and general nonfiction. We are passionate about sophisticated, innovative, and intellectually ambitious projects with a contemporary resonance.

At Willenfield Literary, our ethos is simple: to leverage our in-depth knowledge, experience, and industry linkages to provide world-class literary representation and management.

Our hands-on, personalized approach means that clients benefit from our strong editorial skills and the close attention we pay to their work. Clients can also count on us to work collaboratively with them as creative and strategic partners to improve their chances of success in the competitive publishing environment. With the long-term always in view, we discuss all publishing possibilities with each client from the outset and co-develop a plan to place their projects with the best publishing houses. Once a project has sold, we will vigorously pursue opportunities in international and translation sales, film, television, magazine, digital, and audio — directly or in conjunction with specialist sub-agents or co-agents.

Being a new agency, we are currently building our client list and welcome queries for literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and general nonfiction by both established and emerging writers. We are especially keen to discover and represent work by writers whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented in literary book publishing, including BIPOC voices, members of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community, and individuals with disabilities. Please note that we are principally interested in representing writers resident in Canada and the United States.

Willenfield Literary is committed to the highest standards in literary representation and management. We do not charge reading fees; neither do we charge for our time and expense in reviewing, editing, and developing projects for sale.