For safety reasons, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Writing Workshop of San Francisco to Fall 2021. Sorry about this. If you are interested in being notified when a 2021 date is unveiled, keep an eye on our calendar here, which also lists upcoming online conferences that we are organizing in lieu of in-person events.
PITCH YOUR BOOK TO A LITERARY AGENT:
These one-on-one meetings at the 2020 Writing Workshop of San Francisco are an amazing chance to pitch your book face-to-face with an agent, and get personal, individual feedback on your pitch/concept. If the agent likes your pitch, they’ll request to see part/all of your book — sending you straight past the slush pile. It also gives you an intimate chance to meet with an agent and pick their brain with any questions on your mind. More 2020 agents to be announced as they are confirmed. You can sign up for pitches at any time, or switch pitches at any time, so long as the agent in question still has appointments open.
Laurie McLean is a literary agent and founder of Fuse Literary. At Fuse Literary, Laurie specializes in middle grade, young adult, and adult genre fiction (romance novels, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, thrillers, suspense, horror, etc.). She does not handle nonfiction, or commercial, literary or women’s fiction, nor does she handle children’s picture books or graphic novels. Learn more about Laurie here.
Rachel Kent is a literary agent with Books & Such Literary. Rachel acquires fiction and nonfiction projects with a special interest in young adult, 20-something and 30-something projects, and teen nonfiction. Specifically, she gravitates toward women’s fiction, romance (including suspense and inspirational / Christian), literary fiction, and mainstream fiction. Learn more about Rachel here.
Michele Crim is the west coast literary agent for Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management. She loves nonfiction and is open to almost anything (no memoir) if the author is an expert or has a nice platform. She has clients that write personal finance and business, health and wellness, spirituality, self-help, and more. Her fiction tastes are eclectic and she is always seeking a good read. “For fiction, I will look at anything — except books for teens or children. Right now, I have clients writing adult fantasy, fictional military history, and #ownvoices.” Learn more about Michele here.
Em Lysaght is a literary agent with Ladderbird Literary. She is looking for queer fiction — queer fantasy, sci-fi, and graphic novels for all age ranges. She seeks genre-blending commercial queer fiction in young adult, middle grade, adult fiction, and graphic formats. She does not seek nonfiction. Learn more about Em here.
Emma Sector is a literary agent with Prospect Agency. She is seeking: “I’m open to middle grade and young adult of all types, but I’m especially drawn to fantasy adventure, magical realism, and historical fiction. I love picture books with big ideas and few words and chapter books with quirky, vibrant characters. Learn more about Emma here.
Lisa Abellera is a literary agent with Kimberley Cameron & Associates. She represents upmarket fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, mystery/suspense, speculative or medical science thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, new adult, young adult, and middle grade. She is actively building her client list with both debut and established authors. She is looking to form long-term, collaborative relationships with writers who are committed to putting forth their best work. Lisa does not represent nonfiction, picture books, chapter books or screenplays. Learn more about Lisa here.
Jennifer March Soloway is a literary agent at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. She enjoys all genres and categories of children’s books, such as laugh-out-loud picture books and middle-grade adventures — but her sweet spot is young adult. Jennifer adores action-packed kidlit thrillers and mysteries, full of unexpected twists. Throw in a dash of romance, and she’s hooked! She’s a sucker for conspiracy plots where anyone might be a double agent, even the kid next door. Learn more about Jennifer here.
Michael Carr is a literary agent with Veritas Literary. Michael is seeking: historical fiction, women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction of all stripes. Learn more about Michael here.
More 2020 agents to be announced as they are confirmed. You can sign up for pitches at any time, or switch pitches at any time, so long as the agent in question still has appointments open.
These one-on-one meetings are an amazing chance to pitch your book face-to-face with an agent, and get personal, individual feedback on your pitch/concept. If the agent likes your pitch, they’ll request to see part/all of your book — sending you straight past the slush pile. It also gives you an intimate chance to meet with an agent and pick their brain with any questions on your mind.
(Please note that Agent/Editor Pitching is an add-on, separate aspect of the day, for only those who sign up. Spaces are limited for these premium meetings.)