Query Me

I am the newest addition to The Rights Factory. If you have any questions regarding the query process, do not hesitate to contact me at drea@therightsfactory.com

I am seeking a multitude of genres. I represent both young and adult fiction, as well as non-fiction. In every case, I am looking for exceptional writing, a strong narrative and compelling characters.

I am currently accepting submissions in these genres: women’s fiction, crime, mystery, historical fiction, contemporary YA fiction, literary fiction, creative non-fiction (travel, eco-friendly lifestyle, photography), and memoirs.

I am seeking not only Canadian authors, but international talent as well.


30 Responses to “Query Me”

  1. Jeff Emmerson February 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    (I updated my link, hence this update)

    Good morning, Drea! Iโ€™m a bit away from query time, and was going to self-publish, but I may throw my hat into the ring (memoir) after all! I live in Guelph, Ontario, and have a gripping story to share. Iโ€™m also a Social Media Consultant and Pro Copywriter, so marketing The Road to Myself will always be huge for me.

    Awesome to meet you, and I hope youโ€™re enjoying things at The Rights Factory!


    Jeff Emmerson

  2. literaryagent007 February 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Hello Jeff,

    Thank you for checking out my blog! As for your memoir, self-publishing is certainly a viable option, but there are other avenues you could explore as well. I would be interested in hearing more about The Road to Myself, so always feel free to drop me a line at my work email.


  3. Jeff Emmerson February 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Thank you so much, Drea! I’m open to other options for sure…just did a post on that today. I’ll definitely keep in touch. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a great day!


  4. nanhinchliff March 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    Hi Drea,
    Just received an email saying that you have joined The Rights Factory. I read your bio and also enjoyed reading your posts here on your blog. How nice it is to feel so welcomed on an agent’s blog, especially one who appears to be open to aspiring authors. I have nearly completed my manuscript. It’s a memoir of the seventeen years I was an innkeeper. I know that sounds a little boring, but honestly some of the experiences I’ve had are the opposite of boring.

    I’m concerned about getting my memoir published traditionally, because it seems the time for memoirs has piqued and is on the wane. I’d appreciate your thoughts on this.

    Wishing you success in you new position.
    Thanks, Nancy

    • literaryagent007 March 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

      Hi Nancy,

      Thank you for your kind words. As for memoirs, it is true…it is a hard market to break into. Nevertheless, I would not let this deter you from submitting your work to either a publisher (whether you go the self publishing route, e-book publisher, or traditional route) or agent. If you would like, I would be more than happy to assess your memoir and give you my professional feedback ie. on where I see it fitting best in terms of the market etc. If you are not at that stage yet, feel free to email me at my work address (drea@therightsfactory.com) if you have any further questions/concerns and I would be glad to answer any of your questions.

      All the best,

      • nanhinchliff March 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

        Drea, Thanks you so much for such a quick response. My memoir is nearly finished
        ( around 95%) but needs some final editing. I would love to have you take a look at it. Do you prefer to have the whole memoir or would the first few chapters do? I also have a query, which has some info about both me and the book, and a proposal just about done.

      • literaryagent007 March 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

        Hi Nancy,

        A few chapters would be fine to start. If you want to send along the few chapters plus the query that would be greatly appreciated.


  5. Jeff Emmerson March 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Drea – I’ve realized that the REAL power is in self-publishing and kicking absolute ass at marketing, so I’m likely going with Canada’s Friesen Press, but keep your eye on my future best-selling, gripping memoir at my freshly updated site:


    ‘Word is a self-pub. can still get “picked up” if it’s kicking major butt. As a freight train of determination (not to mention a Senior Social Media Strategist and Copywriter), I’m going to follow the blueprint of huge success to make it happen. PERIOD.

    Have an inspired day, Drea! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  6. literaryagent007 March 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm #


    I am happy to hear that you have found the right path for publishing your book. I wish you all the best with your writing endeavours!


  7. Jeff Emmerson March 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    The key takeaway for all you writers out there:

    Do your homework and LET GO of old ways of thinking.

    Search “Seth Godin” and see the future. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks, Drea!

  8. Elias McClellan April 2, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    Good evening, Ms. Cohane! I hope you enjoy London.

    Please excuse my exuberance. My name is Elias McClellan. After reading of you on Query Tracker and Publisher’s Marketplace, I availed myself of The Rights Factory’s online submission form. However, I was unsure of the form limitations and I omitted sample pages for my crime novel. May I email you my first five pages?

    I thank you in advance for your kind consideration of my request. Congratulations on your new endeavors with The Rights Factory. I wish you success if for no other reason than the kind patience and true professionalism you exhibit on you blog.


    Elias J. McClellan

    • literaryagent007 April 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

      Hello Elias,

      Yes, certainly feel free to forward the first five pages of your ms. You can send them directly to my work email. Thank you very much for you kind words.

      All the best,

  9. nanhinchliff April 15, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    Drea, I finally got my chapters and query ready to send to you, as you suggested on March 29th above. I am emailing them to your rights factory email address. I have put both the query and my first three chapters in the body of the email. I hope that is OK. If not, let me know and I can send them another way.

    Thanks so much, Nancy Hinchliff

    • literaryagent007 April 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

      Hi Nancy,

      Thank you for submitting the first few chapters. I look forward to reading them!


      • nanhinchliff April 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

        Drea, I’m so sorry, and I apologize profusely, for the lack of formatting in my chapters. I went back and checked out my email to you and saw that all the paragraph indentations were gone, as well as the italics for my internal thoughts. I hope it won’t get in the way of your reading expediently.

      • literaryagent007 April 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

        Hi Nancy, it would be best if you could send me a new copy. One that doesn’t have these structural issues. I have just returned from London, and so I haven’t had a chance to read anything yet. So, please send a revised version and I will get back to you as soon as I can.


    • Elias McClellan April 18, 2012 at 1:47 am #

      Good luck, Nancy.

  10. Elias McClellan April 18, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    Ms. Cohane, I finally got my electronic act together and managed to get my query and the first five pages together, in the same email and sent to you with out a full stack error message. Thank you, again, for your patient consideration. I hope you’re enjoying the LBF.



  11. nanhinchliff April 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    Drea, I will send as new clean copy of everything today. Thanks for the request…..Nancy

  12. Paul Mosier May 5, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    Hello Drea—-
    I was happy to find you on Query Tracker, and after reading a bit of your blog, I thought you might like my novel, Breakfast At Tuli’s. Since you have not had time to become jaded yet, I thought you might still consider a novel narrated by a pet fish in love with his owner, a young woman with a compulsion to have sexual relations with misfits. Though it has certainly been done before. I have submitted a query on The Rights Factory’s website, addressed to you. Please let me know if you’d like to see it! Thanks and cheers, Paul Mosier

  13. nanhinchliff May 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    My query and first three chapters were emailed to you on April 23, 2012. I am in hopes that you received them. Thanks, Nancy

  14. Sierra July May 12, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    Hello Ms. Cohane,
    I discovered you tonight on QueryTracker and was so glad to learn that you represented YA. I haven’t sent you my query yet because I am doing some more editing on my manuscript. Also I couldn’t find what kinds of YA you are most fond of and didn’t want to waste your time if you aren’t a fan of my novel’s genre. My novel Komori is a magical realism/paranormal novel. It is about a boy and girl teenage who journey to a new land after their hometown is devastated by a tsunami. They discover a village of people who are being threatened by an underwater panther, a creature that stems from Native American mythology. The fantasy elements really do take a backseat to the subtle romance and adventure, but I was still curious on whether this is the right sort of story for you.

    Thank you,
    Sierra July

    • literaryagent007 May 13, 2012 at 12:08 am #

      Hello Sierra,

      To be honest, I tend to prefer contemporary YA. Nevertheless, feel free to forward your ms to me. I will take a look at it, and if it is not right for my list I will forward it to my colleague to assess (she specializes in children’s and YA)

      All the best,

      • Sierra July May 13, 2012 at 1:30 am #

        Alright, Ms. Cohane. I’ll send it to you very soon.

        Thank you so much,


      • Sierra July May 14, 2012 at 2:31 am #

        Hello again, Ms. Cohane. I sent you my ms today, May 13. I attached the ms and pasted my query and 1-page synopsis in the email. Please let me know if the formatting of the e-mail is unsatisfactory or if you don’t want attachments.

        Thank you again for requesting my material.

      • literaryagent007 May 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

        Hello Sierra,

        The formatting was perfectly fine, as was the attachment. I look forward to assessing your work. I will be in touch as soon as I have had a chance to look over your manuscript.

        All the best,

  15. Sierra July May 14, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Alright, Ms. Cohane. Glad that everything looks okay. Thank you again and enjoy reading KOMORI.

    Sierra July

    • Sierra July June 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

      Hello, Ms. Cohane,
      I added a couple scenes into my manuscript to make certain key issues clearer. If you haven’t starting reading it yet, I was wondering if I could send you the revised version to help with your reading experience.

      Sierra July

  16. Elias McClellan June 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Thank you, again, for your professionalism and patient consideration. I genuinely appreciate your kind response and again, wish you well with The Rights Factory.

  17. Joy August 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    Hi! Just wanted to check in to make sure you received my email on July 9th. I’m sure you’re slammed and I know TRF is closed for August, so no need for a response to the email, just wanted to know it arrived safely in your inbox. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend!

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