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2017 PNWA conference agents and editors

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Note on genre definition from Agent, Laurie McLean: 

What used to be called urban fantasy is now being called contemporary fantasy or modern fantasy.  Urban was a misnomer to begin with (some of them occurred outside cities) and Urban Fantasy was kicked off the bookshelves by epic fantasy when Game of Thrones became super popular.  No editor would even look at an urban fantasy. So agents are now calling them contemporary fantasy novels.

 

AGENTS – Listed in alphabetical order

 

Michael Carr

Michael Carr - Agent

Veritas Literary

Michael is an agent with Veritas Literary looking for adult fiction in Fantasy (Dark, High/Epic), Graphic Novels, Historical, Mainstream, Science Fiction, Thriller (Historical), and Women's Fiction.  In addition, he is accepting adult nonfiction in Science & Nature and other (Popular Science, History, Biography).  Michael will also take YA/New Adult fiction in the Fantasy and Historical categories as well as children’s and YA nonfiction in Historical.

http://www.veritasliterary.com/about.shtml

 

JD DeWitt

JD DeWitt - Agent

5 Sons Media

JD DeWitt is co-founder of Ink Slinger Entertainment and Director of the
film and literary conference, Connecting Writers with Hollywood. JD
acquires Intellectual Property and pitches directly to producers in Hollywood.
Recent option deals include best-selling authors Barbara Freethy and
Tracie Peterson, with additional option offers soon to be announced 
www.jddewitt.com.

She is seeking adult fiction in Historical, Mystery/Suspense (Detective), Romance (Contemporary, Historical), Screenwriting, Short Fiction (Drama, Dark & Edgy), Thriller, Western and Women's Fiction.

http://inkslingerentertainment.com/

 

Jessica Faust

Jessica Faust – Agent

BookEnds

Jessica is an agent for BookEnds and is looking for adult fiction in Mystery/Suspense (Cozy, Detective, Historical), Romance (Romantic Suspense), Thriller, Woments Fiction and Other (Domestic Suspense).  Jessica also takes adult nonfiction in Lifestyle.

http://bookendsliterary.com/submissions

 

Elise Capron

Elise Capron – Agent

Sandra Dijkstra Literary

Elise Capron is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. Established over 35 years ago, SDLA represents a wide range of internationally bestselling and award-winning fiction and non-fiction authors, including Amy Tan, Lisa See, Maxine Hong Kingston, Chitra Divakaruni, and many more. Elise has been with SDLA since 2003, and primarily represents adult literary fiction (coming-of-age and magical realism are favorites) as well as narrative non-fiction by journalists and historians. Some of her representative clients include Tiphanie Yanique, Courtney Brkic, and Cynthia Barnett.

http://www.dijkstraagency.com/agents.php

 

Karen Grencik - Agent

Red Fox Literary

 

 Karen is seeking Children's Picture books, Middle Grade, YA Historical, Literary and Mainstream.

 

Shannon Hassan

Shannon Hassan - Agent

Marsal Lyon Literary

Shannon is an agent with Masal Lyon Literary.  She is currently taking adult fiction in Historical, Literary, Mainstream, Thriller (Upmarket) and Women's Fiction.  In adult nonfiction, Shannon is accepting Memoir.   In YA/New Adult fiction, she is interested in Fantasy (Magical Realism), Historical, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery & Suspense and Thriller. She is also taking childrens & YA Memoir (with a strong platform).

http://www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com/the-agents/shannon-hassan/

 

Mitch Hoffman

Mitch Hoffman – Agent

Aaron Priest

Mitch is an agent for Aaron Priest and is seeking adult fiction in Historical, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense and Thriller categories.  He is also taking adult non-fiction in Pop Culture & Humor, Science & Nature, Politics, Current Events and Memoir.

http://www.aaronpriest.com/team.html#mitch

 

Elizabeth Kracht

Elizabeth Kracht – Agent

Kimberly Cameron

Elizabeth is an agent with Kimberly Cameron. She is accepting adult fiction in Historical, Spiritual, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense (Detective), Romance (Contemporary), Thriller and Women's Fiction.  She is also looking for adult nonfiction in Lifestyle, Science & Nature, Self-Help and Memoir.  In addition, Elizabeth is accepting Children & YA nonfiction Memoir.

 

Laurie McLean

Laurie McLean – Agent

Fuse Literary

Laurie is an agent at Fuse Literary. She is seeking adult fiction in Fantasy, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller and Western categories. She is also looking for Middle Grade and YA/New Adult fiction in Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller and Western.

http://www.fuseliterary.com/laurie-mclean/

 

Eric Myer

Eric Myers – Agent

Myers Literary Management

Eric Myers founded Myers Literary Management in 2017, following two years with Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret LLC and thirteen with The Spieler Agency.  As an agent, Eric has a strong affinity for Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction, as well as adult non-fiction, especially in the areas of history, biography, psychology, health and wellness, and pop culture. He also represents thrillers and historical fiction, and is open to memoir from writers who already have a strong platform. He is interested in urban fantasy and supernatural stories.  He is not taking High Fantasy in YA, Middle Grade, or adult. He will consider science-fiction in YA and Middle Grade, but not adult.  Also, he am currently not seeking out literary fiction.

Michelle Richter

Michelle Richter - Agent

Fuse Literary

Michelle is an agent for Fuse Literary and is accepting adult fiction in Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense, Romance (Contemporary), Thriller (Conspiracy, Legal, Medical) and Woman's Fiction. She is also looking for adult nonfiction in Essays & Articles, Cooking, Pop Culture & Humor and Science & Nature.   In YA and New Adult, Michelle is looking for fiction in Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense, Romance and Thriller.

http://www.fuseliterary.com/michelle-richter/

 

Quressa Robinson

Quressa Robinson - Agent

D4EO Literary

Quressa is an agent with D4EO and is looking for adult fiction in Fantasy, Historical, Literary, Mainstream, Science Fiction (Dystopian, Space Opera), and Women's Fiction.  She is also accepting adult nonfiction in Pop Culture & Humor, Science & Nature and Memoir.  In YA and New Adult Fiction, Quressa is taking Fantasy, Historical, Literary, Mainstream, Romance and Science Fiction.

http://www.d4eoliteraryagency.com/p/quressa.html

 

Rita Rosenkranz

Rita Rosenkranz - Agent

Rosenkranz Literary

Rita is accepting adult nonfiction in Biography, Cooking, Events, Lifestyle, Pop Culture & Humor, Science & Nature, Self-Help, Sports, History and Memoir

http://www.ritarosenkranzliteraryagency.com/about-rita.html

 

Eric Ruben

Eric Ruben - Agent

The Ruben Agency

Eric is seeking adult fiction in the Fantasy, Literary, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Western and Women's Fiction categories.  He is taking Middle Grad and YA/New Adult fiction in Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller and Western.

http://www.therubenagency.com/about/

 

Steven Salpeter

Steven Salpeter- Agent

Curtis Brown Agency

Steven is an agent with Curtis Brown Agency.  He is taking adult fiction in the following categories: Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Historical, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense (Detective, Paranormal, Literary), Science Fiction (Literary) and Thriller.  In adult nonfiction, Steven is accepting Biography, Lifestyle, Pop Culture & Humor, Science & Nature, Self Help and Memoir (with prescriptive elements).  Steven is also interested in Middle Grade and YA/New Adult fiction in Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery & Suspense (Heist novels), Poetry (Verse novels), Romance (Historical), Science Fiction, Thriller and other (Epistolary, Genre Bending).  In  children and YA nonfiction, he is accepting Biography, Pop Culture & Humor, Science & Nature and Advice.

https://www.curtisbrown.com/agents/literary-agent-steven-salpeter/

 

Rebecca Scherer

Rebecca Scherer - Agent

Jane Rotrosen Agency

Rebecca is an agent for the Jane Rotrosen Agency and is looking for adult fiction in the following categories: Historcial, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense (Cozy, Detective, Procedural), Romance(Contemporary), Thriller and Women's Fiction. In adult nonfiction, Rebecca is looking for Lifestyle, Pop Culture & Humor and Memoir.  She is also accepting YA and New Adult fiction in Historical, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery & Suspense and Thriller.

http://www.janerotrosen.com/agency-bios.html

 

Patricia Nelson

Patricia Nelson - Agent

Marsal Lyon Literary

Patricia is an agent for Marsal Lyon Literary. She is taking Romance (Contemporary, Historical), Women's Fiction and Middle Grade. She is also taking YA Only (no New Adult) in Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction and Thriller categories.

http://www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com/the-agents/patricia-nelson/

 

Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens - Agent

Donald Maass Literary Agency

Paul is an agent at the Donald Maass Literary Agency.  He is looking for adult fiction in Fantasy, Horror, Mystery/Suspense (Paranormal, Historical), Science Fiction and Thriller (Paranormal, Historical).  

http://maassagency.com/paul-stevens/

 

EDITORS – Listed in alphabetical order

 

Laura Apperson

Laura Apperson – Editor

St. Martin’s Press

Laura is an editor for St. Martin's Press and is seeking adult fiction in Historical, Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense, Thriller and Women's Fiction.  She is also looking for adult nonfiction in Biography, Cooking, Lifestyle, Pop Culture & Humor, Current Events and Memoir.   Laura is also accepting YA & New Adult fiction in Literary, Mainstream and Thriller categories as well as YA nonfiction in Pop Culture & Humor and Memoir.  Twitter:  @LCatAp

 

Diana Carlile – Editor

Wild Rose Press

Diana Carlile is an editor with Wild Rose Press and will be taking pitches from the following fiction genres: Romance, (all areas from sweet romance, to steamy), New Adult, Young Adult, Mainstream and Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction and Historical Fiction. 

http://wildcatalog.thewildrosepress.com/content/13-about-us

 

Lisa Dawn – Editor

Wild Rose Press

Lisa Dawn, is an editor with Wild Rose Press and will be taking pitches from the following fiction genres: Romance, (all areas from sweet romance, to steamy), New Adult, Young Adult, Mainstream and Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction and Historical Fiction.

http://wildcatalog.thewildrosepress.com/content/13-about-us

 

Meghan Farrel

Meghan Farrel – Editor

Tule Publishing

Meghan is an editor for Tule Publishing. She is accepting adult fiction in Romance (all categories) and Women's Fiction.

http://tulepublishing.com/submissions/

 

Georgia Hughs

Georgia Hughs - Editor

New World Library

Georgia is and editor with New World Library. She is looking for adult nonfiction in Lifestyle, Self-Help and Inspiration/Spiritual categories.

 

Grace Menary-Winefield

Grace Menary-Winefield – Editor

SourceBooks

Grace is an editor with SourceBooks looking for adult fiction in Historical, Literary, Mainstream, Science Fiction (Mainstream crossover), Fantasy (Mainstream crossover), and Thriller categories.  She is also accepting adult nonfiction in Pop Culture & Humor, Science & Nature, Self-Help, History, and Memoir.

http://www.sourcebooks.com/editorial/

 

Lynn Price

Lynn Price – Editor

Behler

Lynn is an editor for Behler and is seeking adult nonfiction in Biography, Events, Lifestyle and Self-Help categories.

https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/priceless1/

 

John Raab – Editor

Suspense Publications

John is looking for adult fiction - Fantasy (Dark, Urban), Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense and Thriller categories.  He is also seeking YA and New Adult fiction in Horror, Mystery & Suspense and Thriller categories.

http://www.suspensemagazine.com/contactus.html

 

Shannon Raab

Shannon Raab – Editor

Suspense Publications

Shannon is an editor with Suspense Publications and is looking for adult fiction in Fantasy (Dark, Urban), Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Thriller categories.  She is also taking YA and New Adult in the Horror, Mystery/Suspense and Thriller categories.

http://www.suspensemagazine.com/contactus.html

 

Melissa Ann Singer

Melissa Ann Singer – Editor

Tom Doherty

Melissa Ann is an editor for Tom Doherty. She is accepting adult fiction in Fantasy (Urban), Historical, Horror, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense (Detective, Paranormal, Police Procedural), Thrillers (Legal, Science/Tech, Medical, Disaster) and Women's Fiction (Contemporary, Historical, Jewish).

Twitter: @maseditor

 

 

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