Samantha Haywood is a literary agent and the president of Transatlantic Agency where she represents a diverse client list of more than seventy authors. She is also the president of the Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents. She previously worked in the foreign rights departments of Random House of Canada Ltd. and Westwood Creative Artists. Haywood lives in Toronto.
Agents are the intermediaries between publishers and writers, and as a result have a privileged perspective on the publishing ecosystem in Canada and abroad. The recently formed Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents (PACLA) exists to advocate on behalf of authors’ best interests concerning domestic and international publishing. Members meet regularly to discuss industry issues […]