Writers Meet Agents July 19 in Burlington

Angela Palm has a really intriguing post up on her website: There will be a ‘Meet the Agents’ day in Burlington on July 19th. Hosted by the Vermont League of Writers, the event is designed to steer authors to agents, the first step in the publication process:

On Saturday, July 19, seven agents from New York, Boston, and other cities will be at the Hampton Inn Burlington, ready to meet with writers that want to pitch their books or get advice on works-in-progress. These agents represent a broad range of interests. They’re looking for everything from mainstream fiction, self-help, and parenting books to sci-fi and romance novels.

Here’s the agents who’ll be showing up, thanks to the VLW page:

Maria Ribas: the Howard Morheim Literary Agency
Maria graduated with English Honors from the University of Richmond and began her career at Atria with Simon and Schuster, moving to Harlequin Nonfiction and Adams Media, before joining the Morheim Agency.

She specializes in practical non-fiction and has a firm grasp of how to assess and build an author’s platform. She’s interested in cookbooks, self-help, health, diet, home, parenting, humor, from authors with a strong platform.

She’s also interested in some narrative non-fiction, but she’s very selective.

Visit the Morheim Literary Agency’s web site for more: http://www.morhaimliterary.com/agents.html

Eric W. Ruben: Literary Agent, Attorney at Law
Eric is a graduate of New York’s Cardozo School of Law and a veteran entertainment professional with more than twenty-five years experience as an attorney, literary agent, talent manager, and professional performer.

His interests include YA, all romance, erotica, LGBT, mystery, and more. Check out his submissions guidelines (very specific!) on his web site: http://www.rubenlaw.org/contact/

Katharine Sands: Sarah Jane Freymann Agency
Katharine Sands, a literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Agency in New York City, is the author and “agent provocateur” of Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye. She has been a guest speaker on writing and publishing topics for the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the New York State Council on the Arts, and was a faculty member at the 2006 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. This is her third event with the League of Vermont Writers.

Katharine is interested in a broad range of categories: from commercial fiction and nonfiction, including popular culture, personal growth, leisure activities, lifestyle, wisdom, relationships, parenting, home arts, entertainment, and cookbooks to serious nonfiction, including psychology, social thought, history, health to the more eclectic popular reference, travel, spirituality.For memoir and femoir, she looks for a world rarely or newly observed. Visit the Sarah Jane Freymann Agency at Sarahjanefreymann.com.

Beth Campbell: BookEnds, LLC
Beth Campbell is an agent with BookEnds, LLC, an innovative and energetic literary agency. They represent a diversity of authors, from true crime, self-help, and business writers to mystery, romance, and women’s fiction novelists. BookEnds works with authors and publishers to produce the books they all want to see on their own shelves.

Beth Campbell’s interests include fantasy, YA, and sci-fi novels and also romantic suspense, women’s fiction, and cozy mysteries. She also works on some non-fiction titles.

Visit the web site to view an extensive list of fiction and non-fiction topics represented at BookEnds, LLC: http://www.bookends-inc.com/

Kaylee Davis: Dee Mura Literary
Kaylee Davis received a B.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Sociology from Miami University, and she is certified in Copyediting from Emerson College.

As associate literary agent, her special interests include sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, young adult, new adult, steampunk, urban fantasy, social commentary, and counter-culture.

Visit the agency web site to see current titles at Dee Mura Literary: http://www.deemuraliterary.com/

Kimiko Nakamura: Dee Mura Literary
Kimiko Nakamura works with new and emerging writers. She looks for page-turning fiction and non-fiction that leaves people inspired and offers readers a full range of emotions.

Her special interests are contemporary fiction, young adult, new adult, women’s lit, romance, upmarket literary, mystery, urban fantasy, satire, memoir, narrative nonfiction, mind and body, cookbooks, spirituality, and health.

Visit the agency web site to see current titles at Dee Mura Literary: http://www.deemuraliterary.com

Emily Mitchell: Wernick & Pratt Agency
Emily Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard, a master’s in secondary English education from Syracuse, and an MBA from Babson. She lives outside Boston with her husband, daughter, and son.

Emily is accepting new clients in all genres for children.

Visit the Wernick & Pratt Agency web site to see current titles: http://www.wernickpratt.com/

It’s an impressive list, and it looks like it’ll be a really productive day for everyone.


  • Standard Registration [March 21 – July 7]: LVW Members – $125; Non-members – $140, open thru June 30.
  • Late Registration [July 8 – July 15]: LVW Members – $140; Non-members – $160
  • Pitch Sessions: $25 each, first come, first served. Registration for Pitches Open: use credit card or mail-in form.

Space for this conference is limited, and to schedule a pitch session with the agent of your choice, be sure to register early!

Sign up here.

Via Ang Palm