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Emmy Nordstrom Higdon

Westwood Creative Artists

Toronto, ON



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Website: www.wcaltd.com/

Blog: booksbeyondbinaries.blog/

Twitter: emmy_of_spines

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Oct 17, 2020 7:47 am


Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with The Rights Factory.
from Mrockwell
Oct 05, 2020 11:42 am


According to the new MSWL they posted for WCA:

"I will be beginning my new position at Westwood Creative Artists on October 5th, and will be open to queries at that time."

They aren't yet listed on the website, but they are open to queries. Still not taking SF/F, alas, and still teasing us that they will be in the future. I think they'd be a perfect fit for my work, so I hope the future arrives soon! (Apologies for initially misgendering.)
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 05, 2020 10:35 am


Thanks Mrockwell. I'm just waiting for her name to show up on the Westwood website before I officially change her agency here.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 27, 2020 4:33 pm


Thank you, kathleea. I'm waiting for her to show up on their website before I change anything here.
from kathleea
Sep 27, 2020 10:09 am


Patrick-According to her bio she is now at WCA. https://twitter.com/emmy_of_spines/status/1309157911990538244?s=21
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 09, 2020 5:40 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks prahnibell
from prahnibell
Sep 09, 2020 4:57 pm


Temporarily closed to submission while she catches up on backlog.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 08, 2020 6:10 pm


Thanks LUV4NA
from LUV4NA
Sep 08, 2020 4:42 pm


Patrick, new twitter handle is @emmy_of_spines
from giannifranco
Aug 25, 2020 10:37 am


horror 08/03
denied 08/25 Thank you for your query. Unfortunately, I don't represent books that have law enforcement protagonists. I wish you the best of luck finding the right home for your project! Best wishes,
from unrealismbooks
Aug 19, 2020 9:55 am


Writers beware. Between an overcrowded list, limited experience, a questionable agency through which to receive mentorship, and other unprofessional actions.
Disclaimer: I have not, nor do I plan on, querying said agent. But I do know some of their former clients, all of whom describe aggressive correspondence to simple questions, having an intern spearhead all revisions, and unprofessional behaviors including terminating any contracts with clients who raise concern with their practices.
Just fair warning.
from MelissaMcKinnon
Aug 13, 2020 9:49 pm


YA Paranormal Thriller - 75K

Pitch Wars Showcase Request: February 7, 2020
Materials Sent: February 11, 2020
FR: February 12, 2020
Full Sent: February 18, 2020
The Call: March 3, 2020
Offer of Rep: March 3, 2020
Signed: March 7, 2020

Terminated Contract: August 4, 2020
from fstwriter
Aug 13, 2020 9:08 am


Pitmad email query: March 7, 2020
Full request: March 9, 2020. Sent same day
Offer of rep: March 17, 2020
The Call: April 1, 2020
Waiting to hear back from other agents with fulls. Will decide on April 7, 2020!
Signed in mid-April and I broke contract in early May
from JustNotReality
Aug 11, 2020 3:52 pm


I would advise querying writers to approach this agent with caution. Other than the overcrowded client list issue and offering without finishing to read manuscripts, an agent who had multiple disputes with their clients in such a short time is not a stable partner. This agent is already known for responding aggressively to innocent inquiries on behalf of clients. There have been multiple complaints about this agent to Writers Beware. Make certain to do thorough vetting and don’t be afraid to ask every question you may have so that your work gets the proper respect it deserves. Querying is difficult enough as is, attention from an agent can be very tempting, but think vcarefully if you want to work with someone who might turn against you unexpectedly.

I’m just chipping in here, I’ve never had contact and never intend to have contact with this agent.
from stpolishook
Aug 11, 2020 3:18 pm


Horror: 124k

Twitter Request for Query: March 3rd, 2020
FR: March 4th, 2020
Full Sent: March 4th, 2020
Offer of Rep: March 14th, 2020
The Call: March 19th, 2020
Accepted offer: March 31st, 2020

Agent Terminated Contract: June 20th, 2020

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