PITCH YOUR BOOK TO A LITERARY AGENT:
These one-on-one meetings at the 2018 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 2018 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.
Gordon Warnock 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.
Kathleen Ortiz is a literary agent at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc. She focuses on a diverse list of picture books, young adult books, and heavily-illustrated nonfiction titles, especially titles that can make her laugh out loud (bonus points if to the point of tears or snorting!). Her passion for travel (visited 17 countries and counting) strongly connects her with a book that exposes the reader to a lifestyle or world outside of their own every day life. On the nonfiction side, she’s specifically looking for prescriptive (especially geared toward parents, millenials and generation z), memoir, pop culture, and illustrated. Learn more about Kathleen here.
Chip MacGregor is a literary agent and the founder of MacGregor Literary. In fiction, he seeks women’s fiction, inspirational/Christian fiction, mystery and crime. In nonfiction, he seeks primarily religion or spirituality books, but also relationships, parenting, and memoir from celebrities and/or religious personalities. Chip has a comprehensive knowledge of the industry—from book development to writing, acquisition to production, marketing to sales. Learn more about Chip 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.
Amy Levenson is the founding literary agent of 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.
Cortney Radocaj is a literary agent assistant with Corvisiero Literary. Cortney will be taking pitches on behalf of herself as well as the entire Corvisiero agency. Cortney’s personal taste tends to gravitate toward certain genres – sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal/supernatural, dystopia, and psychological thrillers consistently draw her in. But while genre is an immediate hook for her, it isn’t her only requirement; she adores books with strong, dynamic, complex characters that have complicated and nuanced relationships with others. Cortney is happy to take pitches on behalf of her co-agents at Corvisiero Agency in the following fiction genres: contemporary romance, thriller, adventure, urban fantasy, middle grade (all kinds), erotica, LGBTQ, young adult (all kinds), romantic suspense, new adult, historical fiction, and magical realism. Learn more about Cortney here.
More 2018 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.)