Rachel Letofsky

Rachel Letofsky is a graduate of both the Humber Creative Book Publishing Program and the University of Toronto, where she specialized in English literature. She joined The Cooke Agency in 2010 and is currently an associate agent. She frequently travels throughout Canada and the US to various writer’s festivals and literary events such as Bloody Words, PNWA, CanSCAIP, SiWC, VWF, NorthWords, and Quick Brown Fox Writer’s Workshops to take part in quick-pitch sessions, moderate panels, and host workshops for authors.

Rachel is actively seeking ground-breaking and heart-breaking middle grade and YA titles in all genres. She is drawn to works with a whimsical nature or a grounded, gritty edge in equal measure, though in either instance, unforgettable characters and original concepts are a must. She also has a natural soft-spot for exquisite literary fiction. In non-fiction, Rachel is looking for narrative-driven memoirs, and anything quirky and life-affirming. Rachel is particularly committed to working with previously unpublished authors in a focused, collaborative, and hands-on manner.

Sample Titles

Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather
Nightwatching by Meira Cook
Nowhere Wild  by Joe Beernink

Specialize in

Fiction

Children’s, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Multi-Cultural, Young Adult

NONFICTION

Adventure/True Story, Investigative journalism, Juvenile, Memoir, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Pop Culture, Psychology, True Crime

Consider

FICTION

Commercial Fiction, Family Saga, Fantasy, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Picture Books, Science Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women’s Fiction

NONFICTION

Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Food/Lifestyle, GLBT, Multi-Cultural, Music, Science, Technology, Travel, Women’s Concerns