Mr. Wayne Arthurson

The Rights Factory

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Wayne Arthurson

The Rights Factory

Toronto, ON
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Patrick (Admin)
12/22/2023 04:16 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
10/04/2023 02:30 PM
This agent asked specifically for Indigenous writers. I stated multiple times, in the query, the bio, and the form question, that I am Indigenous.

Got a form rejection four days later because he is "specifically looking for works written by North American Indigenous writers." Even though, as I stated MULTIPLE TIMES, I am Indigenous.

I waffled back and forth as to whether it's worth commenting about this (I'm aware it's likely just a "clicked the wrong form rejection" case or something similar), but to seemingly be rejected on the basis of not being Indigenous, despite making it explicitly clear that you are, is, well, something, to be sure. Certainly makes me feel as if the agent didn't read a word I wrote.
09/29/2023 04:20 AM
From the agency site:
Wayne Arthurson is an award-winning writer of Cree and French Canadian descent. He is the author of eight novels, five books of non-fiction and over 200 articles in magazines and newspapers. For the past 30 years, Wayne has worked in journalism, communications, advertising and as a musician and independent literary agent. He spent three and half years as a member of the Edmonton Arts Council and was a founding board member of Edmonton Litfest. Wayne is now building his list of talent, looking specifically for YA or adult literary, crime and SFF and narrative nonfiction and memoir. He's actively seeking works by Indigenous writers.
09/23/2023 02:51 PM
not a lot to go with here
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Patrick (Admin)
09/22/2023 06:55 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
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