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Advance Submission Masters ProCritique™ Program
with Literary Agents and Publishers

An esteemed group of veteran literary agents will appear at the BCX Writers Conference. All are looking for fresh talent with polished manuscripts. While most participate on speaker panels and are available by appointment at the free pitch sessions, not all participate in the Advanced Submission Masters ProCritique™ Program. Learn more...Please read each bio carefully to find the best agent/publisher for your work before applying. (There is a reading / consultation fee per submission)

hsPaul S. Levine has over 1,600 editors in his database to whom he has sold over 150 fiction and Nonfiction books. As an entertainment lawyer, Levine has written the legal contracts for several books adapted as movies-for-television. With over a quarter of a century of experience in the entertainment and book industries, Levine is one of the few lawyers on the West coast who also understands the world of book publishing; as such, he is able to act as both literary agent and publishing attorney for his clients.

Highly aware of market trends and editors’ preferences, Mr. Levine limits himself to representing projects that he believes in and feels certain he can sell

For Masters ProCritiques, Mr. Levine will read and critique: General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Reference, Biography, Computers / Technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Sports, African-American, Science, Memoirs, Autobiographies, Narrative Nonfiction.

Please submit the first chapter of 10 - 20 pages with a synopsis of the story or concept. He will meet with you at the conference and discuss his review during a personal meeting.

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hs Steven Hutson

Steve’s agency (WordWise Media Services) was established in 2011. He is a native of Los Angeles, a child of the sixties, and a storyteller almost from birth. In the course of his career he has coached and mentored hundreds of aspiring writers. He’s always open to new authors who are willing to treat their work like the business it is, and participate in their own success.

After several years of freelance editing and directing a writers’ conference, he branched out as a literary agent. He has placed his clients’ works with Dutton, Thomas Nelson, Praeger, Tyndale, Potomac, David C. Cook, Writer’s Digest Books, and others.

Several clients have won prestigious awards for their works, including a RITA award (Romance Writers of America). He speaks frequently at writers’ events, writes an eclectic blog, and serves on the Board of Trustees for his local public library.

For the Masters Pro Critique, Steve can handle a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children. Spiritual themes are a favorite.

Steve will accept up to 20 submissions. Send the first 20 pages of your manuscript, a one-paragraph synopsis, and an email address in case he needs to contact you. With this, he can evaluate your work both for its literary merit and its market potential. Bring your questions and your tough skin, and Steve can point you in the right direction.

hsKatharine Sands has worked with a wide list of authors who publish a diverse array of books. Highlights include Spiritual Pregnancy: Nine Months that Change Your Life Before You Give Birth by Dr. Shawn Tassone and Dr. Kathryn Landherr; Talk to Strangers: How Everyday Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income and Life by David Topus; The New Rules of Attraction: How to Get Him, Keep Him and Make Him Beg for More by Arden Leigh; Stand Up for Yourself: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards by Donna Ballman; Making Healthy EZ with Dr. Oz guest, Dr. Julie Chen; Dating the Devil (producer: Vast Entertainment) by Lia Romeo; XTC: SongStories; Chasing Zebras: THE Unofficial Guide to House, MD by Barbara Barnett of Let’s Talk TV; CityTripping: a Guide for Foodies, Fashionistas and the Generally Style-Obsessed; Writers on Directors; Ford model Helen Lee’s The Tao of Beauty; Elvis and You: Your Guide to the Pleasures of Being an Elvis Fan; New York: Songs of the City; Taxpertise: Dirty Little Secrets the IRS Doesn’t Want You to Know; The SAT Word Slam, Divorce After 50; Trust Your Gut; Make Up, Don’t Break Up with Oprah guest Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil to name a few.

She is the agent provocateur of Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye, a collection of pitching wisdom from leading literary agents. Recently contributed “Grey is the New Black” to Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, a nonfiction look at the cultural phenom of the bestselling novel.

Actively building her client list, she likes books that have a clear benefit for readers’ lives in categories of food, travel, lifestyle, home arts, beauty, wisdom, relationships, parenting, and fresh looks, which might be at issues, life challenges or popular culture.

When reading fiction she wants to be compelled and propelled by urgent storytelling, and hooked by characters. For memoir and femoir, she likes to be transported to a world rarely or newly observed.

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hs Ken Sherman

Ken's literary Agency (Ken Sherman & Associates) was established in 1989 in Beverly Hills, where he handles book, film, and television writers and often sells film and TV rights to books.

Ken is looking for passionate storytellers who understand the importance of submitting quality, ready-to-be-published work to publishers, studios, or production companies. He'll talk to you about how to professionally prepare your manuscript or screenplay no matter how rough your work is at this point.

He's looking for fiction and non fiction books of all types for potential book publication, as well as those projects that have the potential to become feature films, television movies, or television series. Originality and passion are key- -there's nothing like finding a diamond in the rough and helping shape a new career. And it has nothing to do with age.

For the Master's Pro Critique, Ken will be accepting a query letter along with the first 15 pages of your book or screenplay. He will review your work as he does any work coming into his agency. He'll discuss with you face-to-face what works and what doesn't, and hopefully work with you to find a way to help move your work to a higher professional level.

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