Attendees are able to purchase individual pitch sessions with guest agents and editors at Quills.

Pitch sessions are available now!

Agents and Editors Taking Pitches:

Alan Bahr - Editor: Gallant Knight Games
(In Person)

Looking for: Fiction, creative writing, world-building, roleplaying game and adventure gaming ideas and campaigns

  • role playing games (fantasy, science fiction, espionage, post-apocalyptic, urban fantasy)
  • board games (fantasy, science fiction, espionage, post-apocalyptic, urban fantasy)
  • trading card games

Meredith Bernstein - Agent: Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency, Inc.
(Virtual & In Person)

Adult Fiction, some YA (no Fantasy or Sci-fi):
  • Mysteries/Thrillers
  • Book Club Fiction
  • Romance (all genres)
  • Paranormal (if it feels fresh)
  • Unreliable Narrator
  • Humor
  • Quirky  

Non-Fiction (helpful if you have platform in your area or social media following):

  • Memoir
  • Parenting
  • Health & Wellness
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Reference
  • Fashion
  • Spirituality
  • Visual Books
  • How-To
  • Individual Heroism
  • Humor
  • Psychology

Ronald Gerber - Agent: Lowenstein Associates
(Virtual & In Person)

Adult Fiction:

  • Contemporary fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Romantic comedies
  • Upmarket romance
  • Psychological/domestic thrillers
  • Horror
  • Mysteries
  • Historical fiction
  • Grounded science fiction

Nonfiction:

  • Narrative nonfiction
  • Historical nonfiction
  • Memoir
  • Biography
  • True crime

Middle Grade:

  • Action/Adventure
  • Contemporary
  • Mysteries

Kate Jonez - Editor: Omnium Gatherum
(In Person)

Fiction, Young Adult, and Adult:

  • Novel and Novella Series Novel (Stand alone with series potential)
  • Branching novels (Choose Your Own Adventure style. Ex: Bandersnatch)
  • Weird Fiction (Contemporary settings and stories infused with existential dread Ex: True Detective)
  • Dark Fantasy (Light to moderate horror with the monster as protagonist. Ex: Mongrels, Interview with a Vampire )
  • Horror (Prefer psychological horror to gore and contemporary or near future settings.)

C.R. Langille - Editor: Timber Ghost Press
(In Person)

Adult Fiction

  • Horror (all subgenres but especially cosmic horror)
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Weird Supernatural/Paranormal

Lisa Mangum - Editor: Shadow Mountain
(Virtual)

Adult Fiction:

  • Historical Fiction
  • Historical Romance
  • Women's Fiction

Middle Grade Fiction:

  • Contemporary
  • Fantasy
  • Historical

Nonfiction:

  • Cookbooks
  • Biographies

Christopher Morgan - Editor: Tor, Forge, and Nightfire (Imprints of Tom Dohrety Associates)
(In Person)

Adult Fiction:
  • Epic Fantasy
  • Dark Heroic Fantasy
  • Space Opera
  • Near Future Science Fiction
  • Military Thrillers
  • Political Thrillers
  • Horror

Chantelle Aimée Osman - Editor: Agora Books / Polis Books
(In Person)

Adult Fiction
  • Crime Fiction
    • Mystery
    • Thriller
    • Suspense
  • Horror/Paranormal
  • Underrepresented and Own Voices fiction (in the above categories or general fiction)

Rita Rosenkranz - Agent: Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency
(Virtual)

Adult Nonfiction in these areas:
  • Animals
  • anthropology/archaeology
  • art/architecture/design
  • biography/autobiography
  • business/economics
  • child guidance/parenting
  • computers/electronic
  • cooking/foods/nutrition
  • crafts/hobbies
  • current affairs
  • ethnic/cultural interests
  • gay/lesbian issues
  • government/politics/law
  • health/medicine
  • history
  • how-to
  • humor/satire
  • interior design/decorating
  • language/literature/criticism
  • memoir
  • military/war
  • money/finance
  • music/dance
  • nature/environment
  • New Age/metaphysics
  • photography
  • popular culture
  • psychology
  • religious/inspirational
  • science/technology
  • self-help/personal improvement
  • sports
  • theater/film
  • women's issues/studies

Regina Ryan - Agent: Regina Ryan Books
(Virtual)

Adult nonfiction and select juvenile nonfiction in the following areas:

  • narrative nonfiction
  • natural history (particularly birds)
  • popular science
  • the environment and sustainability
  • gardening
  • women’s issues
  • parenting
  • psychology
  • business
  • health
  • wellness
  • self-improvement
  • lifestyle
  • history
  • food
  • travel
  • popular reference
  • memoir

Jared Taylor - Editor: Gibbs Smith Education
(In Person)

Looking for:
  • YA (5-9th grade) historical fiction, focus on diverse protagonists or focus on watershed cultural/social history in the USA
  • 3-5 grade historical fiction, short stories based on diverse characters that actively contributed to the building and maintenance of the United States
  • Historical non-fiction for middle school grades, looking for articles, not full books
  • Modern and progressive social studies pedagogical practice
  • Public education leadership

Anne Terashima - Editor: Torrey House Press
(In Person)

Well-crafted work with environmental justice, natural history, or land stewardship themes, and writing that engages deeply with place.
Nonfiction, Adult
  • Essay Collections
  • Literary Journalism
  • Memoir
Fiction, Adult
  • Literary Fiction
  • Short Story Collections
  • Historical
  • Cli-Fi Mysteries/Thrillers

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