About Carolyn Swayze

I established the agency in 1994, when W. P. Kinsella persuaded me to leave my law practice and to sign him as my first client. My background included a previous life as a freelance writer, (humour, business, literary fiction), a novelist (a genre mystery published in 1977 in the US and a literary novel, publication of which was aborted when the Canadian publisher declared bankruptcy in 1984), and a rather scholarly biography, published in 1987.

Since 1994 the agency has had the pleasure of assisting emerging and established authors realize their publication dreams. Their ages have ranged from 22 to 84 years.

The books we have guided to publication include literary and commercial fiction, creative non-fiction, Canadian history, memoirs, humour and cookbooks, as well as a few books for younger readers.

We are not taking submissions but if you need to contact us, email reception@swayzeagency.com

Kris Rothstein, our Associate Agent, is also a writer and editor. She is a contributor to Herizons, Canadian Children's Book News, CM, Geist Magazine, Prism International and Broken Pencil. Kris has an interest in literary fiction, history, narrative non-fiction and young adult fiction. She is the proprietor of Smart Cookie Publishing, a micro-press.