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Literary Agents, Literary Management, Aquisition Editors, and Publishers 2019

An updated list is posted weekly until the event. While all participate on speaker panels and most are available by appointment at the open pitch sessions, not all participate in the Advanced Submission Masters ProCritique™ Program. Please read each bio carefully to find the best agent for your work before applying.

Learn more...Appearances are subject to change without notice for all the ususal reasons. 1-on-1 meets and pitches are free. There is a reading / consultation fee only for the advance MS submission

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Elise Capron is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. In addition to handling her own list, she oversees the daily operations of the SDLA office, and works closely with Sandra Dijkstra on author development and management. She is most interested in character-driven literary fiction and well-written narrative non-fiction (particularly serious history with a good story).

A graduate of Emerson College, Elise holds a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing. She has been with the Dijkstra Agency since late 2003.

Elise is interested in fiction that has unforgettable writing, a distinctive narrative voice, and memorable characters. She loves novels with an unusual or eccentric edge and is drawn to stories she has never heard before. She aims to work with writers who are getting their work published regularly in literary magazines and who have a realistic sense of the market and their audience. (See her full bio for examples)

On the non-fiction front, Elise is looking for fascinating true stories told in a compelling way. She is especially interested in working with up-and-coming scholars (particularly historians) who are looking to transition from the academic market to a trade readership, as well as journalists. (See her full bio for examples)

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Whitney Davis for GLAWS Whitney Davis is the CEO of Whitney Davis Literary, a boutique literary management firm for novelists and screenwriters. After receiving her BA in literature, she moved to Los Angeles where she started out as a TV writer, getting signed to the William Morris Agency at the age of 26. During the writers strike, Whitney started to do script consulting and developmental story editing for aspiring writers.

Whitney has worked with award winning novelists and screenwriters over the past 8 years. In 2015, Whitney started her own management firm and is actively building her client list. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Dallas.

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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.

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hs Paul 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.

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.

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.

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hsJill Marr

Jill Marr is a senior agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She graduated from SDSU with a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in history. In a former life Jill worked in the creative services department at a local television station. She began her publishing career as Sandra Dijkstra's assistant the week after 9/11. Jill also wrote features and ads for Pages, the literary magazine for people who love books and continues to write book ads for publishing houses. Building her own list now for the past 10 years, Jill is interested in adult commercial fiction, with an emphasis on mysteries, thrillers, and horror, women's commercial fiction and historical fiction. She is also looking for non-fiction projects in the areas of science, history, narrative non-fiction, sports, politics, current events, health & nutrition, pop culture, humor and music.

Areas of Interest: Jill is interested in adult commercial fiction, with an emphasis on mysteries, thrillers, and horror, women's commercial fiction and historical fiction. She is also looking for non-fiction projects in the areas of science, history, narrative non-fiction, sports, politics, current events, health & nutrition, pop culture, humor and music.

For the Master's Pro Critique, she will be accepting up to 20 submissions with a query letter and the first 15-20 pages of your book. She will review your work and discuss 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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hsKen Sherman

Ken's literary Agency (Ken Sherman & Associates) was established in 1989 in Beverly Hills. 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 up to 20 submissions. Please submit your query letter along with the first 15 pages of your book or screenplay, and 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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