If you are reading this, you are likely an attendee at the 2016 Writer’s Digest Conference in New York, which is happening this weekend August 12-14. We have about 60-65 literary agents attending our Saturday Pitch Slam event, and there have been many additions as well as some cancellations since the print programs were created. The info below is here to help you understand which agents have been added (and subtracted) and what genres & categories they represent. Good luck pitching. If there are any questions, find me at the conference and ask me, or email me at chuck.sambuchino [at] fwmedia.com.
- Stephanie Delman (Greenburger Associates)
- Jaida Temperly (New Leaf Literary)
1. Kathy Green
Kathryn Green Literary Agency
Kathy is currently seeking cozy mysteries with fresh angles and interesting locales, upmarket women’s fiction (think the next Liane Moriarity), and police procedurals with female protagonists. For nonfiction she likes quirky projects and narrative nonfiction with a laser focus on one subject. Also seeks contemporary realistic YA fiction and middle grade with heart.
2. Ed Maxwell
Ed is seeking narrative nonfiction authors, graphic novelists, as well as children’s book authors who also illustrate. He is especially interested in working with authors who may publish across different genres and formats—scholarly and trade—over the course of their careers. Ed hopes to connect with authors of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and voices. He represents some fiction — idea-driven literary fiction and upmarket sci-fi. He likes working with diverse writers. He is expressly interested in fiction and fiction writers who are reflecting on social justice, cultural justice, civil discourse, and synthesis.
3. Rick Pascocello
Rick is interested in working with nonfiction authors who bring a unique perspective to memoir, biography, business, history, narrative nonfiction, sports, popular culture, social commentary and other thought-provoking ideas, as well as mainstream and literary fiction writers whose voices ring true on every page.
4. Bibi Lewis
Ethan Ellenberg Agency
Bibi is actively looking for young adult, middle grade, and picture books, as well as adult commercial and women’s fiction. In all both children’s and adult, she enjoys character-driven contemporary realism, fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, historicals, and humor.
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