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Mr. Bruce Westwood

Westwood Creative Artists

386 Huron Street

Toronto, Ontario M5S 2G6

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from mmematin
Aug 11, 2021 1:37 pm

specializes in Canadian authors
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 28, 2021 1:28 pm

Profile Update: New email address.
from MaryJane
Jan 30, 2018 5:21 pm

Query plus synopsis and ten pages sent.
from freoduwebbe
Dec 19, 2017 3:40 pm

EQ November 11 2017
FR from his assistant Meg December 18 2017
ER form rejection the very next day again from his assistant
from KristenH
Aug 17, 2017 4:04 pm

EQ 3/7/17 (Venom)
ER 4/6/17 (Passed-only taking Canadian authors.) A different response than when I got a rejection from Carolyn Forde. Might want to scrap him for future querying.

8/17/17: EQ 8/9/17 (Chain Reaction)
ER 8/17/17 (Passed from his assistant Meg--not the right agent.) Will try Carolyn with DI later this fall.
from Benny_Sims
Jan 23, 2015 4:27 pm

EQ: 1/21/15
ER: 1/23/15

Apparently his agency is looking only for Canadian authors.
from April_Murphy
Jul 17, 2014 11:02 am

EQ 03/09/2014

Form Rejection 07/17/2014

Dear Author,

Please accept our sincere apologies for the very delayed reply to your submission. We are currently overwhelmed by our work load, and due to the increased pressures of the contemporary publishing climate, we are unable to consider your submission at this time. We would like to thank you very much for your patience and understanding in this matter.

We wish you all the best for the successful placement of your work.

With kind regards,

The Editorial Board
Westwood Creative Artists
from MystWriter
May 31, 2014 7:38 am

3/29 EQ mystery
5/29 CNR
from monolithis
Apr 30, 2014 9:24 am

Great, thank you so much, phyllo and MystWriter, for your feedback. Yes, I'll be honest and mention that other agents are already looking at my work.
from MystWriter
Apr 30, 2014 7:32 am

monolithis - great problem to have. I agree 100% with phyllo - I would only want to define "brief" - i.e. 30 days etc. His idea of brief might not be your idea of brief.
from phyllo
Apr 29, 2014 5:31 pm

@monolithis: That's awesome! Congrats! One possible approach is to inform the requesting agent that the MS is already out with five other agents (always be honest), but that you are eager to work with Westwood and willing not to pursue any further submissions for the brief period of time they're seeking. I did this once and it created no problems (didn't get taken on by the agent, but still ... )

Best of luck and let us know what happens!
from monolithis
Apr 29, 2014 1:58 pm

I got an email response: Could I have a brief exclusive?

What does that mean? I have already responded to five other requests for full from other agents. Quandary. Any comments/advice?
from JD_Wallace_826
Apr 11, 2014 2:33 pm

EQ 4/5/14
ER 4/9/14

Crime Thriller -- 110k
from Isadorazee
Apr 03, 2014 4:11 pm

EQ Jackie Kaiser 3/18/14
ER 4/3/14
literary romance

"Dear Author,

Thank you for allowing us to consider your manuscript. Your submission has now been reviewed and unfortunately did not find a fit with any of our agents. Due to the time commitment and long term nature of the agent/author relationship, an agent needs to feel committed and enthralled with the work they are representing in order to do the best possible job of selling the manuscript to publishers. Although it seems very promising, your manuscript didn’t resonate with our agents in the necessary way.

Thank you for your patience.

Please accept our best wishes for the successful placement of your work.
Best regards,

The Editorial Board

Westwood Creative Artists"
from SeanGabhann
Nov 20, 2013 4:18 pm

Recent adventure novel sale.

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