About the 1-on-1 Meetings
Literary Agent and Young Adult/Kidlit expert Ali McDonald will meet you 1-on-1 via Skype to give detailed feedback about your manuscript or book proposal. This includes:
- 45 minutes 1-on-1 with a literary agent with nine years of experience
- A thorough pre-reading of 20 pages (double-spaced) of your writing
- A close look at your synopsis or book outline
If you are in Toronto, Canada, and prefer to meet in person, we can arrange a face-to-face meeting (just contact us).
About Ali McDonald
Ali teaches publishing to writing students at the University of Toronto School for Continuing Studies and is living the dream of having a job she loves.
In her ninth year at Toronto literary agency The Rights Factory, Ali McDonald is the lead agent specializing in children’s literature.
She represents a select list of authors with projects ranging from novelty, board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, and graphic novels, to middle grade, young adult and new adult fiction and non-fiction.
Ali enjoys working primarily with debut authors, but also has the distinguished pleasure of representing critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling authors among her international clients, including a New York Times bestseller and Hugo Award Winner:
What writers are saying about Ali
"My 1-on-1 meeting with Ali was absolutely fantastic. She gave me a lot of great editorial direction and ideas on how to improve the content and writing of my manuscript. She was very forthright but generous and kind in her advice and feedback. I feel excited and re-energized to continue working on my book, and can’t wait to attend more writers meetings and workshops to further my development as a writer."
— L.K., Toronto
"I just had my meeting with Ali and the experience was fantastic. Her input, comments, I just loved spending time with her.”
— Johanna Montilla, Toronto
"It was amazing! Ali was very encouraging and her feedback and suggestions were really helpful. I was really glad I did it."
— Jacquie Buncel, Toronto