PITCH YOUR BOOK TO A LITERARY AGENT:
These one-on-one meetings at the 2017 Seattle Writing Workshop are an amazing chance to pitch your book face-to-face with an agent, and get personal, individual feedback on your pitch/concept. If the agent likes your pitch, they’ll request to see part/all of your book — sending you straight past the slush pile. It also gives you an intimate chance to meet with an agent and pick their brain with any questions on your mind. More 2017 agents to be announced as they are confirmed. You can sign up for pitches at any time, or switch pitches at any time, so long as the agent in question still has appointments open.
Alison Dasho is an acquiring editor at Montlake, the romance imprint of Amazon Publishing. Alison began her editorial career at Bleak House Books in Madison, Wisconsin, where she acquired, edited, and managed production of just about every title on the list until 2009. She seeks contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and mysteries & thrillers that have romantic elements. Learn more about Alison here.
Gordon Warnock [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] is a founding partner at Fuse Literary. For nonfiction, he represents memoir (adult, new adult, young adult, graphic), cookbooks, food narratives, illustrated/art, photography, political books, current events, pop science, pop culture (especially punk culture and geek culture), self-help, how to, humor, pets, business and career. For fiction, he seeks high concept suspense, literary fiction (young adult, adult), and graphic novels (any age). He is not looking for religious fiction, genre fiction (romance, sci-fi, fantasy), legal thrillers, New Age, picture books, middle grade, novellas or screenplays. Learn more about Gordon here.
Danielle Marshall is the editor director of Lake Union Publishing, part of Amazon Publishing. After founding and running her own book marketing and PR firm, she joined Amazon Publishing in 2012 where she’s worked on both the marketing and editorial sides of the house. In 2015 Danielle was appointed Editorial Director of Lake Union Publishing, named for the lake near their Seattle offices. She is seeking upmarket women’s fiction, historical fiction, and commercial / book club fiction. Learn more about Danielle here.
Lisa Abellera [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] is a literary agent with Kimberley Cameron & Associates. She represents upmarket fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, mystery/suspense, speculative or medical science thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, new adult, young adult, and middle grade. She is actively building her client list with both debut and established authors. She is looking to form long-term, collaborative relationships with writers who are committed to putting forth their best work. Lisa does not represent nonfiction, picture books, chapter books or screenplays. Learn more about Lisa here.
Annie Bomke is a literary agent and the founder of Annie Bomke Literary Agency. She has worked on a wide variety of genres including mainstream and literary fiction, self-help, business, health/diet, memoir, parenting, relationships, psychology, and humor, but she is most passionate about character-driven literary fiction, mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, and psychology. Learn more about Annie here.
Mandy Hubbard [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] is the founding literary agent at Emerald City Literary. She is seeking: middle grade novels, young adult novels, and adult genre romance. She especially likes diverse books, epic sci-fi and fantasy for teens, the-sexier-the-better romance, unreliable narrators, and MG & YA with unusual formats or timelines. Learn more about Mandy here.
Carlie Webber [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] is a literary agent with Fuse Literary. She represents fiction in the genres of young adult, middle grade, new adult, women’s fiction, literary fiction, mainstream fiction, mystery, thriller, suspense, romance, science fiction, and fantasy. She is no longer interested in any kind of nonfiction. Learn more about Carlie here.
Thao Le [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] is a literary agent with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She represents adult science fiction & fantasy, young adult, middle grade, and is selectively open to romance, and picture Bboks by authors who are also illustrators. For adult and YA science fiction & fantasy, she enjoys stories rooted in mythology, fairytales, and legends with atmospheric settings and strong worldbuilding. For contemporary YA, she’s seeking witty, heartfelt writing with an authentic teen voice. For middle grade, she’s looking for fantastic adventures and clever heroes/heroines. For romance, she’s drawn to strong, memorable characters whose individual journeys brings them together. She’s particularly seeking unique historical romance and speculative romance similar to Gail Carrier’s Parasol Protectorate series. She also loves magic realism and beautiful literary writing with a commercial hook. She is always on the lookout for more diversity and LGBTQ stories. Learn more about Thao here.
Amy Levenson [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] is a literary agent with Blue Heron Literary. She represents mainstream literary and commercial fiction, and nonfiction in the areas of memoir, biography, narrative nonfiction, and popular culture. She is actively seeking middle grade and young adult fiction (all genres), from adventure driven and fantastical to contemporary settings exploring social issues. For new adult and adult fiction, she seeks plot-driven literary works and upmarket commercial stories with only a touch of genre. She is especially drawn to a strong voice and dynamic characters, a well-paced plot, witty or quirky humor, and am always susceptible to a good solid tug on the heart strings. Learn more about Amy here.
Paul S. Levine [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] is the founder of Paul S. Levine Literary. Open to virtually any genre or category, he will consider fiction, nonfiction, children’s, young adult manuscripts, and proposals for nonfiction books. Some of his recent fiction sales include mystery, crime, thriller, women’s fiction, and romance. Some of his recent nonfiction sales include diet, how-to, business/finance, true crime, parenting, and advice/relationships. He is not interested in science fiction, fantasy, or horror. Learn more about Paul here.
Nephele Tempest, [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] a literary agent, joined The Knight Agency in 2005 and continues to actively build her client list. She is currently seeking works in the following genres: literary/commercial fiction, women’s fiction, fantasy, science fiction, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, historical fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction. Learn more about agent Nephele Tempest here.
Valerie Noble [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] is the senior agent at Donaghy Literary Group. Valerie loves science fiction and fantasy (think Kristin Cashore and Suzanne Collins) but reads everything under the sun. For her, it’s more about the writing and less about the genre. In saying that, Valerie is generally not interested in romance or paranormal. She is actively seeking young adult fiction and adult fiction in the following areas: science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and historical fantasy. Learn more about Valerie here.
Scott Eagan is the founder of Greyhaus Literary Agency. Scott specializes in new adult romance, single title contemporary romance (think “old school” Danielle Steel romances that focus on relationships), single title historical romance (any time period, but no Westerns of Civil War), single title paranormal romance (looking for unique and different; no high fantasy please), single title romantic suspense, women’s fiction (i.e., book club fiction). Scott will consider previously published books if they fit the mold of what he represents. Learn more about Scott here.
Elizabeth Wales [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] is the owner and principal agent of Wales Literary Agency. She is seeking quality works of fiction and narrative nonfiction. The Agency is especially interested in story-driven narratives, new voices, and progressive cultural points of view. The agency does not represent self-help, how-to, children’s books, romance, genre fiction in general (fantasy, science fiction, horror, thrillers, mysteries), or screenplays. Learn more about Elizabeth here.
Adria Goetz is an associate literary agent with Martin Literary Management. She is actively building her client list and looking for writers. Adria represents the lifestyle genre and everything under the Christian umbrella—children’s picture books, middle grade fiction, young adult fiction, and adult fiction and nonfiction (including memoir). Learn more about Adria here.
Lindsay Mealing [SOLD OUT OF PITCH APPOINTMENTS] is a literary agent with Emerald City Literary. Lindsay represents: science fiction, fantasy, and young adult. Some elements within those genres that she especially likes include intrigue, espionage, politics, dark fantasy, space opera, epic sci-fi/fantasy with huge stakes and strong worldbuilding, morally grey stories and characters, gothic horror, cyberpunk, beautiful literary stories that will make me cry, historical fantasy, dark, twisty contemporary YA, anti-heroes/heroines, and gaming/geek culture. Learn more about Lindsay here.
Jason Kirk is an award-winning editor for 47North and Skyscape, the speculative and YA imprints of Amazon Publishing. He is actively seeking fantasy and science fiction for adults, as well as sci-fi, fantasy, and contemporary novels for young adults. Learn more about Jason here.
Eve Porinchak is a literary agent with the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency. Unfortunately, she had to cancel her appearance at the event.
Clelia Gore is a literary agent and media manager for Martin Literary Management. Unfortunately, she had to cancel her appearance at the event.
More 2017 agents to be announced as they are confirmed. You can sign up for pitches at any time, or switch pitches at any time, so long as the agent in question still has appointments open. You can pitch as many agents & editors as like you wish.
These one-on-one meetings are an amazing chance to pitch your book face-to-face with an agent, and get personal, individual feedback on your pitch/concept. If the agent likes your pitch, they’ll request to see part/all of your book — sending you straight past the slush pile. It also gives you an intimate chance to meet with an agent and pick their brain with any questions on your mind.
(Please note that Agent/Editor Pitching is an add-on, separate aspect of the day, for only those who sign up. Spaces are limited for these premium meetings, and pricing/detail is explained below.)