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Editor/Agent Appointments

RWA2017 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 22. Any open appointments will be available for selection the morning of the event.

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

  • May 1, 9 a.m. CT: 2017 RITA and Golden Heart finalist sign-up opens
  • May 8, 9 a.m. CT: 2016 and 2015 RITA and Golden Heart finalist sign-up opens
  • May 15, 9 a.m. CT: PAN and PRO member sign-up opens
  • May 22, 9 a.m. CT: Sign-up opens to all other registrants

The first tier of RWA2017 Conference attendees may register for an appointment at 9:00 Central Time on May 1st. The link and instructions are below.

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

Click Here to Register for Appointments

  • The 2017 Romance Writers of America Editor and Agent Meetings welcome page will appear. 
  • Click Register for Editor Agent Appointments, then follow the prompts and enter all required information. Even though you may be registered for the RWA2017, 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 (or OK).

Already Registered but would like to switch your appointment, or only selected one appointment and would like to add a second appointment? Click the link below.

Click here to return to the Editor Agent Event Registration 

Once you have clicked the link (above) follow these instructions:

  • The 2017 Romance Writers of America Editor and Agent Meetings welcome page will appear.
  • Click View Your Editor/Agent Registration Details, located on the right side of the page, below the words Already Registered for Editor/Agent.
  • Click the My Options tab on the Summary page.

If you already have two appointments, but would like to change one:

  • Click the Change button next to the appointment you would like to switch.
  • You will be able to see the drop down menu of available appointments.
  • Select a new appointment.
  • Click OK

If you only selected one appointment and would like to add another appointment:

  • Click Add Additional Options
  • You will be able to see the drop down menu of available appointments.
  • Select an appointment.
  • Click OK

Note: Members must be registered for RWA2017 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 April 29, 2017)
  • Click here to download Editor Grid (Updated May 5, 2017)

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

The following agents and editors will be participating in the pitch appointments. (List added May 5, 2017)

Alex
Adsett
Literary Agent
Alex Adsett Publishing Services
Pamela
Ahearn
Agent
The Ahearn Agency
Nalini
Akolekar
Agent
Spencerhill Associates
Laura
Bradford
Agent
Bradford Literary Agency
Barbara
Collins Rosenberg
Agent
The Rosenberg Group
Cori
Deyoe
Agent
3 Seas Literary Agency
Elise
Erickson
Junior Agent
Harold Ober Associates
Michelle
Grajkowski
Literary Agent
3 Seas Literary Agency
Pamela
Harty
Agent
The Knight Agency
Saritza
Hernandez
Sr. Literary Agent
Corvisiero Literary Agency
Lane
Heymont
Senior Agency
The Tobias Literary Agency
Melissa
Jeglinski
Agent
The Knight Agency
Amanda
Leuck
Agent
Spencerhill Associates
Kevan
Lyon
Agent
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Jill
Marsal
Agent
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Courtney
Miller-Callihan
Literary Agent
Handspun Literary Agency
Veronica
Park
Junior Literary Agent
Corvisiero Literary Agency
Lori
Perkins
Owner/Literary Agent
L. Perkins Agency
Sarah
Phair
Literary Agent
Trident Media Group
Nicole
Resciniti
Senior Agent
The Seymour Agency
Meg
Ruley
Agent
Jane Rotrosen Agency
Linda
Scalissi
Literary Agent
3 Seas Literary Agency
Elaine
Spencer
Agent
The Knight Agency
Rebecca
Strauss
Agent
DeFiore and Company
Emily
Sylvan Kim
Agent
Prospect Agency
Jessica
Watterson
Literary Agent
Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Mary
Altman
Acquiring Editor
Sourcebooks
Stacy
Boyd
Senior Editor
Harlequin Enterprises
Nicole
Brebner
Editorial Director
Harlequin Enterprises
Kerri
Buckley
Senior Editor
Carina Press/Harlequin
Bethany
Burke
CEO
Blushing Books
Claire
Caldwell
Assistant Editor
Harlequin
Allison
Carroll
Associate Editor
Harlequin
Nicola
Caws
Assistant Editor
Harlequin
Char
Chaffin
Sr Acquisitions Editor
Soul Mate Publishing
Brenda
Chin
Editorial Director
Entangled Publishing
Janet
Clementz
Acquiring Editor
Soul Mate Publishing
Cat
Clyne
Editor
Sourcebooks
Tera
Cuskaden
Editorial Director
Entangled Publishing
Meghan
Farrell
Managing Editor
Tule Publishing Group
Tara
Gelsomino
Executive Editor
Crimson Romance/Simon & Schuster
Deborah
Gilbert
Owner/Editor
Soul Mate Publishing
Dana
Grimaldi
Associate Editor
Harlequin
Sue
Grimshaw
Editor at Large
Penguin Random House Publishing Group
Sheila
Hodgson
Senior Editor
Harlequin UK
Margo
Lipschultz
Senior Editor,
Harlequin Enterprises
Sandy
Lowe
Senior Editor
Bold Strokes Books
Kathryn
Lye
Editor
Harlequin Enterprises
Allison
Lyons
Editor
Harlequin Enterprises
Sarah
Lyons
Editorial Director
Riptide Publishing
Becky
Monds
Acquisitions Editor
HarperCollins Christian Publishers
Michelle
Morris
Editorial Assistant
Tule Publishing
Liz
Pelletier
Publisher
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Lori
Polito
Owner
Soul Mate Publishing
Elizabeth
Poteet
Editor
St. Martin's Press
Johanna
Raisanen
Editor
Harlequin Enterprises
Karen
Reid
Associate Editor
Harlequin Enterprises
Raela
Schoenherr
Acquisitions Editor
Bethany House Publishers
Alethea
Spiridon Hopson
Editorial Director
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Julie
Sturgeon
Imprint Manager
Crimson Romance
Alycia
Tornetta
Editorial Director
Entangled Publishing
Allison
Travis
Editor
Cameo Press (owned by Blushing Books)
Ann Leslie
Tuttle
Senior Editor
Harlequin Enterprises
Jess
Verdi
Senior Editor
Crimson Romance (imprint of Simon & Schuster
Deborah
Werksman
Editorial Director
Sourcebooks, Inc.
Cheryl
Yeko
Editor
Soul Mate Publishing
Denise
Zaza
Senior Editor
Harlequin Enterprises