Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pitch Wars: The Agents

And here are the agents who will be cruising the finalists’ entries and requesting their favorites! If you have no idea what Pitch Wars is (and if you don’t, I’m willing to bet you’re not on Twitter), definitely check out last week’s post for more information. WE MENTORS WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL 8:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 (which gives you twelve more hours than we previously announced; we’re just piling on the time, aren’t we?), so get those applications in!

Jordy Albert (@bluedragonfly81) of The Booker Albert Agency

Jordy is on the look out for Romance (contemporary, historical/Regency, and paranormal). YA contemporary/historical or dystopian, sci-fi/fantasy with romance elements. She's also open to YA GLBT within those genres. She'd love to see unique, well-developed plots featuring time travel, competitions, or travel.

Elise Capron (@EliseCapron) of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Elise is interested in serious character-driven literary fiction, well-written narrative nonfiction, and short story collections. (Note: She is not interested in Fantasy, young-adult/middle-grade, picture books, romance, and sci-fi.) She aims to work with writers who have a realistic sense of the market and their audience.

Drea Cohane of The Rights Factory

Drea is currently seeking: fiction, memoir, crime, non-fiction and YA. Her roster consists of British, American, and Canadian clients. International talent is welcome.

Natalie Fischer Lakosil (@Natalie_Lakosil) of Bradford Literary Agency

Natalie is looking for commercial fiction, with an emphasis in children’s literature (from picture book-teen), romance (contemporary, paranormal and historical), and upmarket women’s fiction. Specific likes include historical, multi-cultural, paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy, gritty, thrilling and darker contemporary novels, and middle grade with heart.

Louise Fury (@louisefury) of L. Perkins Agency

Louise is seeking teen Sci-Fi and Young Adult horror. She's also on the hunt for deep, dark contemporary YA and select Middle Grade fiction with a literary feel--it must be realistic and thought provoking and the characters must be authentic and original. Louise loves horror and romance, especially Regency and Victorian.

Brittany Howard (@brittanydhoward) and Michelle Johnson (@MJsRetweet) of Corvisiero Literary Agency

Brittany and Michelle are teaming up to look for Adult, YA, and MG manuscripts.

Victoria Marini (@LitAgentMarini) of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents, Inc.

Victoria is looking for literary fiction, commercial fiction, pop-culture non-fiction, and young adult. She is very interested in acquiring engaging Literary fiction and mysteries / suspense, commercial women's fiction (romantic suspense, sci-fi, fantasy), and Young Adult (contemporary, sci-fi/fantasy, thriller and horror ).

Jennifer Mishler (@literarycounsel) of Literary Counsel

Jennifer is seeking Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Contemporary, Young Adult Literary, and Young Adult Historical.

Jodell Sadler (@picturebklunch) of Sadler-Caravette Children’s Literary

Jodell is interested in YA, MG (especially funny) , fiction and nonfiction, book proposals, and picture books. She will also coach writers wanting to self publish. She simply loves a well-paced story that moves her between joy and tears.

Katie Shea (@AgentShea) of Donald Maass Literary Agency

Katie specializes in fiction and memoir, especially women’s fiction and commercial-scale literary fiction, and realistic YA. She is most interested in coming-of-age stories and stories of unique relationships.

Jessica Sinsheimer (@jsinsheim) of Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

Jessica is seeking Literary, Women's, Middle Grade, and Young Adult Fiction.

Andrea Somberg (@andreasomberg) of Harvey Klinger, Inc.

Andrea's looking for the following categories: Fiction; literary, commercial, womens fiction, romance, thrillers, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, young adult, middle grade.

Kerry Sparks (@Kerry_Sparks) of Levine Greenberg Literary Agency

Kerry is looking for Young Adult and Middle-Grade fiction, both commercial and literary. She tends to shy away from werewolves, zombies, faeries, and the like, but she’ll read anything with a fresh voice and compelling characters. She is particularly keen on contemporary YA, quirky MG, books with a strong cinematic element.

Suzie Townsend (@sztownsend81) of New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

Suzie represents adult and children's fiction. In adult, she's specifically looking for romance (historical and paranormal), and fantasy (urban fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, epic fantasy). In Childrens' she loves YA (all subgenres) and is dying to find great Middle Grade projects (especially something akin to the recent movie SUPER 8).

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg (@BookaliciousPam) of Larsen Pomada Literary Agents

Pam represents young adult and middle grade children’s book authors, and adult romance authors.

P.S. You’ll have to forgive me for not having the links set up this morning. ’Tis the season to be busy, and time just got away from me…


Kayeleen Hamblin said...

There are some great agents there. Good luck to everybody who enters.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kayeleen! I hope you and your family are doing well. And good luck to Greg!

Faith E. Hough said...

I was too swamped to participate, but I look forward to seeing what happens. :) Good luck to everyone!!