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Saturday, November 12 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Track 1—Agent & Editor Roundtables

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Attendees will be assigned to a roundtable (ten to a table) staffed by an agent or editor and a published author. You’ll receive your table number when you check in for the conference. Participants will bring a single sheet of paper with their title, subgenre*, a logline ( a summary of 35 words or less), and the first page of their novel (standard double-spaced 12-point Times New Roman). The published author will read the sheet aloud (unless you prefer to read  yourself), and then the agent or editor and the published author will offer feedback. If the agent or editor is interested in seeing more, he or she can make a note and communicate with participants afterward.

*subgenre: category of crime fiction, such as traditional, hardboiled, noir, police procedural, private eye, historical, thriller, medical, legal, psychological suspense, romantic suspense, western, paranormal, military, technological, political, forensic, espionage

Limited to 100 participants
Price included in registration
Preregistration required

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Jason Walcutt

Community Outreach Director
Jason Walcutt is a former microfinancier, chicken farmer and tarot card reader. He's searched for lost Native American tribes in the deserts of Mexico, traveled extensively in the south of Spain, worked as an aid worker in the slums of Mumbai, lived on a sinking boat in the port of... Read More →

Agents & Editors
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Terri Bischoff

Acquiring Editor, Midnight Ink
Terri Bischoff joined Midnight Ink as Acquiring Editor in October 2009. She leads all editorial directions and creates the seasonal lists. She has dramatically increased the number of titles per season, publishing over 36 titles per year, as well as expanded the type of crime fiction... Read More →
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Danielle Burby

HSG Agency
Danielle began working at HSG in early 2013. Before finding her home at HSG, she interned at Writer’s House; Clarion Books; Faye Bender Literary Agency; Dunow, Carlson & Lerner; and SquareOne Publishers. She also did some freelance copy editing for John Wiley & Sons. She graduated... Read More →
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Kaylee Davis

Dee Mura Literary
Growing up in The Middle of Nowhere, Ohio, Kaylee’s lifeline to sanity was the local library where she nurtured her love of all things literary. Kaylee received a B.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Sociology from Miami University, and she is certified in Copyediting from Emerson... Read More →
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Liza Dawson Associates
Liza established Liza Dawson Associates following a successful 20-year career in book publishing, including posts as executive editor of Putnam Publishing and executive editor at William Morrow. She received her B.A. in history from Duke University and is a graduate of the Radcliffe... Read More →
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Jessica Faust

Bookends Literary Agency
Jessica Faust is open to all submissions in mystery, thrillers, and suspense including, but not limited to, psychological thrillers, historical mystery, cozies, romantic suspense, YA thrillers, and anything with a strong female protagonist. She's also looking for magical realism... Read More →
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Nancy Galt

Nancy Galt Literary Agency
Nancy attended Williams College where she received a B.A. in English. For nearly 25 years she worked selling subsidiary rights for children’s books imprints at Viking, HarperCollins, Morrow, and Greenwillow. In 2000, she founded the Nancy Gallt Literary Agency in order to represent... Read More →
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Brita Lundberg

Irene Goodman Agency
Brita Lundberg began her publishing career in London and Los Angeles, at Peters Fraser & Dunlop and 2 Seas Agency respectively. She joined the Irene Goodman Agency in 2014 and is actively building her list of authors. Brita is especially drawn to character-driven literary fiction... Read More →
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Paula Munier

Senior Agent & Content Strategist, Talcott Notch Literary
Paula has championed great content for more than twenty years at such media giants as WGBH, Fidelity, and Disney. She’s always looking for good crime fiction, and loves a good plot, since she wrote the book on it—PLOT PERFECT: How to Build Unforgettable Stories Scene By Scene... Read More →
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Amaryah Orenstein

Literary Agent, GO Literary
Amaryah Orenstein, founder and president of GO Literary, a Boston-based boutique agency, is thrilled to help writers bring their ideas to life. Aiming to give voice to a broad range of perspectives, Amaryah represents a wide array of literary and commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction... Read More →
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Peter Senftleben

Editor, Crooked Lane Books
Peter Senftleben joined Crooked Lane Books in the Fall of 2016 as editor after nearly ten years with Kensington Publishing. Often drawn to distinctive voices, stunning writing, realistic characters, and stories that will make him skip meals (good luck with that), he is currently acquiring... Read More →

Saturday November 12, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom and New England Room