Fall 2021 Agent Pitch Event, Participating Agents

** Note: Each agent below has confirmed their participation; nonetheless, this list may change.


Abby Saul | The Lark Group
Abby founded The Lark Group after a decade in publishing at John Wiley & Sons, Sourcebooks, and Browne & Miller Literary Associates. She's worked with and edited bestselling and award-winning authors as well as major brands. At each publishing group she's been a part of, Abby also has helped to establish ebook standards, led company-wide forums to explore new digital possibilities for books, and created and managed numerous digital initiatives. A zealous reader who loves her iPad and the ebooks on it, she still can’t resist the lure of a print book. Abby’s personal library of beloved titles runs the gamut from literary newbies and classics, to cozy mysteries, to sappy women’s fiction, to dark and twisted thrillers. For women's fiction, she’s looking for engrossing friendship stories, older women dealing with problems other than divorce, and stories with an edge - either a mystery, or suspense, or a tougher protagonist. Find her @BookySaul on Twitter.

 

Amy Stapp | Wolfson Literary Agency
Amy StappAmy Stapp received her BA from Samford University and MA from Georgia State University before beginning her publishing career at Macmillan, where she was an editor for seven years and had the privilege of working with numerous New York Times bestselling authors. Amy joined Wolfson Literary in late 2018 and is actively building her list, with interest in women’s fiction, mystery, suspense, upmarket book club fiction, historical fiction, young adult, and select nonfiction. She is particularly drawn to a high concept hook, well-paced prose, immersive settings, and smart, multidimensional characters. As an editorial agent, she enjoys working hand-in-hand with authors to take their work to the next level. Find her online at www.wolfsonliterary.com.

 

Amy Tannenbaum | Jane Rotrosen Agency
Amy TannenbaumAmy Tannenbaum is a passionate author advocate with over 15 years of book industry experience. Amy represents clients who write across a variety of genres including women’s fiction, contemporary romance, thriller and psychological suspense. She is particularly interested in those categories, as well as fiction that falls into the sweet spot between literary and commercial, and works by diverse voices.

After graduating from Wesleyan University, Amy worked at Harlequin then Simon & Schuster where she edited a diverse list of bestselling fiction and nonfiction projects. Given Amy’s background, she is able to provide valuable insight into both sides of the business, as well as editorial support to her clients.

While Amy represents many bestselling and prolific authors, she prides herself on her ability to find talented debut authors and help them launch successful careers. She also selectively takes on established self-published authors and enjoys adding value to the creation, release, and promotion of their works.

 

Ann Leslie Tuttle | Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
Ann Leslie TuttleAnn Leslie Tuttle joined DG&B in 2017 after working for 20 years at Harlequin Books where she most recently was a Senior Editor. At Harlequin, she was fortunate to work on an extensive and varied list of bestselling and award-winning titles in romance and women’s fiction. She is actively acquiring women’s fiction, especially beach reads and historical fiction; contemporary romance, rom coms, historical romance, Southern Gothics, thrillers, mysteries, narrative nonfiction and Middle Grade. She received her B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. from the University of Virginia. Finding and nurturing talented new and established writers has always been Ann Leslie’s passion.

 

Barbara Rosenberg | Rosenberg Lit
Barbara RosenbergBarbara Collins Rosenberg represents college textbook authors with their higher education projects and commercial nonfiction books. Barbara has a unique specialty in negotiating textbook contracts, a complex document that remains in place for many editions. The only fiction Barbara represents is romance and women’s; she is a member of the AAR (Association of Authors’ Representatives).

Barbara’s authors include Bruce Ballenger; Bob Burns; Robert Camuto; Beth Carpenter; Rita Ciresi; Catherine Mann; the Estate of Donald M. Murray; Joanne Rock; Bill Poehler; and Michael Taylor. Her authors have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller list; have won the Pulitzer Prize; the James Beard Cookbook Award; and numerous scholarly grants.

Presently Barbara is looking for romance and women’s fiction, and nonfiction by authors with a strong media platform.

Barbara accepts queries at [email protected], her website is found at rosenberggroup.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @RosenbergLit.

 

Cate Hart | Harvey Klinger
 

Cate Hart joined Harvey Klinger in 2019 after 5 years with another NYC boutique agency. While she specializes in Historical, whether Middle Grade or Young Adult, Women’s Fiction and Romance, or narrative nonfiction, she is also on the hunt for fresh takes on fantasy, cozy mysteries, psychological thrillers, and gothic romance. She is particularly drawn to forgotten stories in history, especially from underrepresented and marginalized voices. She is especially excited to see:
-Women’s Historical Fiction beyond WWI and WWII
-Dual Timelines
-Everything Gothic
-Family sagas and buried secrets

 

Courtney Miller-Calihan | Handspun Literary Agency
Courtney Miller-Callihan founded Handspun Literary Agency in 2016, after more than ten years with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. She is a hands-on editorial agent whose eclectic list includes historical fiction, women’s fiction, romance, mysteries, YA novels, humor, and practical nonfiction.

A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., Literature), and Johns Hopkins University (M.A., English), she lives in San Diego with her family, and travels frequently for meetings and conferences.

She is always looking for stories she can’t stop reading.

 

Elaine Spencer | The Knight agency
Elaine SpencerElaine Spencer joined The Knight Agency in 2005, after graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in economics and literature. Originally serving as the agency’s submissions coordinator, Elaine then moved on to head the foreign rights department, before beginning to actively build her own individual client list.

Over the last decade Elaine has placed over 500 titles in a wide variety of sub-genres across the market. Elaine continues to keep a focused author list as she believes it is important to work closely with her clients through each step of the publishing process. She relishes seeing her clients’ talents grow alongside their careers, and one of her favorite parts of the job continues to be educating authors about the market and business at large. Elaine lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband, daughter, and four-legged sons. Elaine is a member of RWA and the WFWA and is also an AAR recognized agent.

She is interested in a wide-variety of categories including but not limited to women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, contemporary fiction, and a multitude of nonfiction topics which align with her personal interests.

 

Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein | McIntosh & Otis
Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein, President and senior agent at McIntosh & Otis, has degrees from New York University and Manhattan School of Music. She began her book publishing career in subsidiary rights and then took on the responsibilities of acquisitions editor at a major audio publishing imprint. Initially, she joined McIntosh & Otis to manage all subsidiary rights but began working as an agent shortly thereafter. Her primary interests include literary fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, mystery/suspense, and memoir, along with narrative non-fiction, history and current affairs. Elizabeth represents numerous New York Times bestsellers, and both Agatha and Edgar Award winners and nominees.

Perhaps that's why I have such trouble limiting myself to just a few genres. I find it all fascinating! History, business, self-help, science, gardening, cookbooks, crafts, parenting, memoir, true crime and travel. Teach me something new, something I couldn't find somewhere else, something based on original research and that's the hook I'm looking for. With fiction, I love quirky, edgy characters. Send me women's fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, horror, science fiction, historical, mystery, thrillers and suspense.

Those rare moments I'm not reading or editing or talking about reading or editing or arguing about contracts, sleeping on the train, or tweeting about industry news, I adore classic films and old-time radio shows.

 

Erin Niumata | Folio Literary Management
Erin Niumata is a Senior Vice President at Folio. She worked as an editor at Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins, and was Editorial Director of Avalon Books. She edited many authors including Leon Uris, Stuart Woods, Michael Lee West, Debbie Fields, Erica Jong, Brenda Maddox, Joan Rivers, NY Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown, inspirational/business speaker Erik Wahl, Teen guru Josh Shipp, NY Times bestselling authors Jen Lancaster and Jenn Mann, Tyler Merritt, Anna Lind Thomas, Soko Glam founder Charlotte Cho, Michelle Poler of Hellofears.com, Discovery’s River Monsters, Cash Cab, Diesel Brothers, Fast N Loud, TLC’s – The Cake Boss, Extreme Couponing, Honey Boo Boo, Animal Planet’s Finding Big Foot, Shark Week, NASA’s Above and Beyond, and many more. She holds an MFA with Distinction in Creative Writing from Middlesex University, London, UK.

 

Eva Scalzo | Speilberg Literary
Eva Scalzo has a B.A. in the Humanities from the University of Puerto Rico and a M.A. in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. Since graduating, she has spent her career in scholarly publishing, working for Houghton Mifflin, Blackwell Publishing, John Wiley & Sons, and Cornell University in a variety of roles. She has been with Speilburg Literary since 2013 and started accepting clients in 2017. Eva is a member of the AALA (formerly AAR), RWA, and SCBWI. In Adult Fiction, Eva represents Romance (all subgenres but inspirational) and Science Fiction/Fantasy. She also represents all subgenres of Young Adult Fiction and select Middle Grade.

 

Gina Panettieri | Talcott Notch Literary Services
Gina Panettieri is the founder of Talcott Notch Literary Services, a 5-member literary agency based in Connecticut. She has worked in publishing for more than 30 years as an agent, freelance editor and writer. She's excited by flawed, authentic and multi-dimensional characters, engrossing storytelling and a polished voice. Some of her upcoming titles include HIGH YELLA; A Memoir of Racial Identity, by former NBC producer, Steve Majors, UNDER COLOR OF LAW, the debut Trevor Finnigan Mystery by Aaron Philip Clark, THE HIDING PLACE, A Mercy Carr Mystery by Paula Munier, and ROGUE ASSET, a WEB Griffin Presidential Agent thriller, by Andrews & Wilson.

 

Jill Marsal | Marsal Lyon Agency
Jill Marsal is a founding partner of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency and has been in the publishing industry over 20 years. She has helped guide the careers of many New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Amazon Charts and other bestselling authors. Jill has a strong legal background and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is looking for women’s fiction, commercial fiction, historical fiction, family stories, and interesting relationships. She also loves mysteries, psychological suspense, and thrillers. She welcomes dramatic storylines and compelling characters in interesting situations or relationships. You can find out more about Jill at: www.MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com .

 

Joanna MacKenzie | Nelson Literary Agency
Joanna MacKenzieJoanna MacKenzie is an agent with Nelson Literary Agency where she represents authors writing in the areas of mystery, thriller, commercial women’s fiction, and contemporary romance, as well as select projects for kids. She loves creepy islands, mysteries set in close-knit communities (if those communities happen to be in the Midwest, all the better), and fierce female heroines who will do anything to protect their brood. Joanna is looking for smart and timely women’s fiction where the personal intersects with the world at large; narratives about food and how it relates to identity (think Chef’s Table in book form); narratives about reinvention or the second and third acts of women’s lives; stories about the immigrant experience; and anything dealing with the relationships that make us who we are.

 

Julie Gwinn | The Seymour Agency
 

Julie Gwinn, currently a literary agent with The Seymour Agency, has more than a decade in publishing including serving as marketing manager then Fiction Publisher for B&H Publishing Group and Marketing Manager for Abingdon Press. Prior to joining the publishing industry, Gwinn has more than 25 years’ experience in advertising, marketing and public relations. She uses her previous experience to aid her authors at every phase of their publishing plan. She lives in Nashville, TN, with her husband and two children and also enjoys freelance editing, and DIY projects around the house.

 

Laura Crockett | Triada US
Laura Crockett is a Literary Agent at TriadaUS Literary Agency. She received her MA in Publishing from Rosemont College, and is the agent for clients such as Clarissa Harwood (Impossible Saints), Tasha Suri (The Jasmine Throne), Chloe Gong (These Violent Delights), and Heather Walter (Malice). In women's fiction, she is seeking a variety of contemporary projects that would appeal to fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Abby Jimenez, and Sophie Kinsella; historical projects similar to Kate Morton, Patricia Bracewell, and Beatriz Williams; and fantasy projects that appeal to readers of Juliet Marillier, Naomi Novik, RF Kuang, and SA Chakraborty.

 

Maggie Auffarth | Folio Literary Management
 Maggie Auffarth is the assistant at Folio Literary Management. She works with romance, thriller, mystery, women’s fiction, and book club fiction and she’s especially keen on big, evocative voices and twisty, page-turning plots. She is currently seeking projects to work on with Erin Niumata.

 

Tamara Kawar | ICM Partners
Tamara joined ICM’s books department in 2017 following internships at Teachers College Press, Macmillan, and Writers House. She grew up in Beirut and Paris and currently lives in New York City. Tamara is currently seeking adult and YA science fiction and fantasy, graphic novels of all genres and for all ages, as well as LGBTQ+ historical fiction, women's fiction, and romance. She’s particularly interested in underrepresented voices and perspectives in speculative and genre fiction.