Rachel Letofsky | Cooke McDermid Agency
Rachel Letofsky is a graduate of both the Humber Creative Book Publishing Program and the University of Toronto, where she specialized in English literature. She joined The Cooke Agency in 2010 and is currently a partner with Brick By Brick Literary Consulting, through which she acts as an Associate Agent for the newly merged Cooke McDermid Agency. She frequently travels throughout Canada and the US to various writer’s festivals and literary events such as Bloody Words, PNWA, CanSCAIP, SiWC, VWF, IFOA, MUSE & the Marketplace, WWC, WRITE on the River, NorthWords and Quick Brown Fox and SCBWI Writer’s Workshops to take part in quick-pitch sessions, moderate panels and host workshops for authors. She has been a judge for the HarperCollins Canada/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction since its inception in 2013.
Rachel is actively seeking ground-breaking and heart-breaking middle grade and YA titles in all genres. She recently moved to the Pacific Northwest and is actively involved in SCBWI events near the Portland, Oregon area. 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. In non-fiction, Rachel is looking for narrative-driven memoirs, in the adult or young adult categories, and anything quirky and life affirming. Rachel is particularly committed to working with previously unpublished authors in a focused, collaborative and hands-on manner.