Editor/Agent Appointments

RWA2016 conference attendees have the opportunity to sign up for pitch appointments with romance fiction-acquiring editors and agents. Pitch appointments are individual 10-minute meetings where writers pitch their (completed) romance novels/novellas to editors/agents. Conference attendees may sign up for one editor and one agent appointment each. 

Authors who sign up for pitch appointments must certify that they are pitching a completed manuscript or have previously published a novel or novella.

Priority for appointments goes first to current Golden Heart and RITA finalists, then to past Golden Heart and RITA finalists from the previous two years' contests, then to PRO and PAN members. All other conference attendees may select appointments, if any remain, starting May 23. Any open appointments will be available for selection the morning of the event.

Sign-up for editor/agent appointments is a tiered process.

  • May 2, 9 a.m. CT: 2016 RITA and Golden Heart finalist sign-up opens
  • May 9, 9 a.m. CT: 2015 and 2014 RITA and Golden Heart finalist sign-up opens
  • May 16, 9 a.m. CT: PAN and PRO member sign-up opens
  • May 23, 9 a.m. CT: Sign-up opens to all other registrants

The Editor/Agent Event online sign-up will open Monday, May 23rd, at 9:00 AM CDT for all RWA members .

PAN and PRO members are invited to register for one appointment with an editor and one appointment with an agent.  Each appointment will be approximately 10-minutes. 

Please make sure that you schedule your appointments with at least a 20-minute gap between them.

You must be registered for the 2016 RWA Annual Conference.

Click or copy and paste the following link in your Internet browser:

https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=528 

  • The 2016 Romance Writers of America Editor and Agent Meetings welcome page will appear. 
  • Click Register for this Event, then follow the prompts and enter all required information. Even though you may be registered for the RWA2016, you will need to register for this event if you wish to participate.
  • On the Appointments page, you will be able to select one Agent Appointment and one Editor Appointment.
  • Scroll through the list of Agents and Editors, then select the person and time.
  • Click theAdd button for each appointment.
  • Appointment details will appear at the bottom of the page, in the Selected Items box.
  • Click Next.
  • Verify that everything is correct. If you need to make changes, click the Back button. If everything is correct, click Finish.

 

Note: Members must be registered for RWA2016 conference if they wish to sign-up for appointments.

A complete list of participating editors and agents, plus downloadable grids/spreadsheets are below:

 

  • Click here to download Agent Grid (Updated May 23, 2016)
  • Click here to download Editor Grid (Updated May 6, 2016)

Questions? E-mail Carol Ritter at carol.ritter@rwa.org.

The following agents and editors will be participating in the pitch appointments. (List updated May 23, 2016)

Nalini Akolekar,

Senior Agent

Spencerhill Associates

Mary Altman

Editor

Sourcebooks, Inc.

Len Barot/Radclyffe

Publisher

Bold Strokes Books, Inc.

Laura Barth

Associate Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

Martin Biro

Editor

Kensington Publishing Corp.

Patience Bloom

Senior Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

Laura Bradford

Agent

Bradford Literary Agency

Nicole Brebner

Executive Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

Kerri Buckley

Senior Editor

Carina Press/Harlequin

Bethany Burke

CEO

Blushing Books

Robyn Burwell

Acquisitions Editor

Zondervan: ZonderKidz & Blink

Allison Carroll

Associate Editor, HQN

Harlequin Enterprises

Cassi Carver

Assistant Editor

All Romance eBooks, LLC

Char Chaffin

SR Acquisitions Edit

Soul Mate Publishing

Susan Chang

Senior Editor

Tor Books / Starscape and Tor Teen

Kathryn Cheshire

Assistant Editor

Harlequin UK

Brenda Chin

Editorial Director

Entangled Publishing

Janet Clementz

Acquiring Editor

Soul Mate Publishing

Cat Clyne

Associate Editor

Sourcebooks, Inc.

Birgit Davis-Todd

Senior Executive Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

Cori Deyoe

Literary Agent

3 Seas Literary Agency

Kate Dresser

Editor

Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books

Danielle Egan-Miller

President

Browne & Miller Literary Associates

Mackenzie Fraser-Bub

Agent

Fraser-Bub Literary

Tara Gelsomino

Executive Editor

Crimson Romance

Michelle Grajkowski

Agent/Owner

3 Seas Literary Agency

Bryony Green

Senior Editor

Harlequin UK

Charles Griemsman

Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

Sue Grimshaw

Editor-at-Large

Penguin Random House 

Sandra Harding

Literary Agent

Spencerhill Associates

Pamela Harty

Agent

The Knight Agency

Lane Heymont

Agent

The Seymour Agency

Glenda Howard

Senior Executive Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

Kristy Hunter

Associate Agent

The Knight Agency

Angela James

Editorial Director

Carina Press, Harlequin Ltd. 

Lori James

Publisher

All Romance eBooks, LLC

Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

Associate Agent

Liza Dawson Associates

Chris Keeslar

Editor-in-Chief

Boroughs Publishing Group

Michelle Klayman

President/CEO

Boroughs Publishing Group

Natalie Lakosil

Literary Agent

Bradford Literary Agency

Laura Fazio

Editor

Little Brown - BookShots

Thao Le

Literary Agent

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Amanda Leuck

Agent

Spencerhill Associates

Stefanie Lieberman

Agent

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

Margo Lipschultz

Sr Editor, HQN Books

Harlequin Enterprises

Kim Lionetti

Literary Agent

BookEnds Literary Agency

Kathryn Lye

Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

Kevan Lyon

Agent

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Jessica Lyons

Agent Assistant

Prospect Agency, LLC

Sarah Lyons

Editorial Director

Riptide Publishing

Jill Marsal

Literary Agent

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Danielle Marshall

Editorial Director

Lake Union Publishing / Amazon Publishing

Laura McCallen

Assistant Editor

Harlequin UK

Laurie McLean

Partner

Fuse Literary

Samantha McMahon

Acquiring Editor

Soul Mate Publishing

Beth Miller

Junior Agent

Writers House

Courtney Miller-Callihan

Literary Agent

Handspun Literary Agency

Tracy Montoya

Senior Editor

Entangled Publishing

Patricia Nelson

Literary Agent

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Contessa Nyree

Director

Audible, Inc.

Veronica Park

Junior Agent

Corvisiero Literary Agency

Liz Pelletier

Publisher/CEO

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Johanna Raisanen

Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

Karen Reid

Associate Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

Eileen Rothschild

Editor

St. Martin's Press

Meg Ruley

Agent

Jane Rotrosen Agency

Tricia Skinner

Associate Agent

Fuse Literary 

Kelly Sonnack

Literary Agent

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Elaine Spencer

Literary Agent

The Knight Agency

Marlene Stringer

Managing Agent

The Stringer Literary Agency, LLC

Julie Sturgeon

Imprint Manager

Crimson Romance

Susan Swinwood

Executive Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

Staci Taylor

Editor in Chief

Blushing Books

Nephele Tempest

Literary Agent

The Knight Agency

Suzie Townsend

Director of Literary

New Leaf Literary & Media

Jess Verdi

Senior Editor

Crimson Romance

Jessica Watterson

Associate Agent

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Deborah Werksman

Editorial Director

Sourcebooks, Inc.

Paige Wheeler

Agent

Creative Media Agency, Inc.

Christine Witthohn

Rights & Licensing Agent

Book Cents Literary Agency, LLC

Cheryl Yeko

Sr Acquiring Editor

Soul Mate Publishing

Sarah E. Younger

Agent

Nancy Yost Literary Agency

Cheryl Zajechowski

Editor

Amazon/Waterfall Press

Denise Zaza

Senior Editor

Harlequin Enterprises