We have already confirmed the following agents who will be attending the 2014 convention. Check them out and don’t forget to sign up to pitch your work!
Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency - Dawn started Blue Ridge Literary Agency in 1/09 because of her love for helping authors, especially new authors. One of her goals with the agency is to be more responsive and approachable by authors. She represents mostly romance and mystery authors as well as some women’s fiction and young adult. She used to facilitate a local writers’ group and enjoys a close relationship with her family. She is an avid reader of cozy mysteries for fun and loves attending Malice Domestic when she has the chance. She handles a lot of romances and has had some of the biggest successes with romances.
What I’m looking for: Romances of all types, especially historical and contemporary (novellas too), mysteries of all types, especially cozy series with female protagonist told from one POV, women’s fiction, young adult fiction(Currently FULL of YA Fantasy). I will also consider the following genres of fiction: inspirational romance and edge of your seat thrillers. If your fiction genre is not listed, please e-mail me to see whether I am interested before querying.
What I’m not looking for: NO SCIFI/Fantasy (even of genres listed above) at this time. I do not accept horror, literary fiction, historical (other than historical romance or mysteries), poetry, middle grade readers, scripts, short stories, children’s picture books, children’s young readers, memoirs, nonfiction, vampire novels, or screenplays at this time.
Alec Shane, Writer’s House – Alec majored in English at Brown University, a degree he put to immediate use by moving to Los Angeles after graduation to become a professional stunt man. Realizing that he prefers books to breakaway glass, he moved to New York City in 2008 to pursue a career in publishing. Alec quickly found a home at Writers House Literary Agency, where he worked under Jodi Reamer and Amy Berkower on a large number of YA and Adult titles. Alec is now aggressively building his own list and is always looking for great horror, mystery, thriller, historical fiction, and YA/middle grade books geared towards boys. On the nonfiction side, Alec would love to see humor, biography, history (particularly military history), true crime, “guy” reads, and all things sports.
What I’m looking for: mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, historical fiction, literary fiction, biography, true crime, narrative nonfiction, quirky nonfiction, humor, military history, books geared towards young male readers
What I’m not looking for: Romance (paranormal or otherwise), straight sci-fi, high fantasy, picture books, self-help, women’s fiction, food, travel memoir.