Alison McDonald

last updated 12/16/2017

Alison McDonald

Agent at The Rights Factory Inc

Location:
P.O. Box 499, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
HQ Phone:
(416) 966-5367

General Information

Experience

Ontario Writers

Agent - Kidlit Services

Affiliations

Members - WCDR

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Ali McDonald | The Rights Factory

With her keen understanding of the Canadian and international publishing scenes, Ali is a tireless and triumphant advocate for writers and their works in a global marketplace.
Ali McDonald Agent, Kidlit In her eighth year at The Rights Factory, Ali 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. She enjoys working primarily with debut authors, but also has the distinguished pleasure of representing literary stars among her international clients, including New York Times bestselling author Laura Nowlin (If He Had Been With Me and This Song is (Not) For You), Hugo-award-winning Emily Pohl-Weary (Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl), and multi-award-nominated and Best Book-listed author Jo Treggiari (forthcoming Blood Will Out), among others. Ali is living the dream of having a job she loves. In the wild, Ali can be seen typically reading a book (kidlit, of course), watching guilty pleasure TV (currently Jane the Virgin, AHS, and Scandal), instructing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program, or chatting with writers at meetups! Elevator pitch: Ali is Anne of Green Gables meets Jerry Maguire. (Sadly, Ali is currently not accepting new clients. Sam Hiyate and Ali McDonald will be teaching A Literary Agent's Guide to Getting Published at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, beginning May 2017!

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Ali McDonald | The Rights Factory

Ali is smart, savvy and knows her $*#%!
-Alisha Sevigny Ali McDonald Agent, Kidlit In her eighth year at The Rights Factory, Ali 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. She enjoys working primarily with debut authors, but also has the distinguished pleasure of representing literary stars among her international clients, including New York Times bestselling author Laura Nowlin (If He Had Been With Me and This Song is (Not) For You), Hugo-award-winning Emily Pohl-Weary (Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl), and multi-award-nominated and Best Book-listed author Jo Treggiari (forthcoming Blood Will Out), among others. Ali is living the dream of having a job she loves. In the wild, Ali can be seen typically reading a book (kidlit, of course), watching guilty pleasure TV (currently Jane the Virgin, AHS, and Scandal), instructing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program, or chatting with writers at meetups! Elevator pitch: Ali is Anne of Green Gables meets Jerry Maguire. (Sadly, Ali is currently not accepting new clients. Sam Hiyate and Ali McDonald will be teaching A Literary Agent's Guide to Getting Published at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, beginning May 2017!

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Agent: Ali McDonald (The Rights Factory)
Ali McDonald, Agent: Ali McDonald is an agent with The Rights Factory specializing in children's literature ages 0-18+. She had another life in the service industry before getting into publishing in 2009. While enrolled in the Ryerson publishing program, Ali landed her first internship with The Rights Factory and has in various capacities-agency assistant, editorial associate, associate agent, agent-been there since. She's living the dream of having a job she loves.

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