Editor/Agent Appointments

    RWA2015 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 at the conference on a first come bassis. Open appointments will be available for selection one day prior to the event.

    Sign-up for editor/agent appointments is a tiered process that begins in May.

    • May 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM CDT: 2015 RITA and Golden Heart finalist sign-up opens
    • May 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM CDT: 2014 and 2013 RITA and Golden Heart finalist sign-up opens
    • May 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM CDT: PAN and PRO member sign-up opens 
    • June 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM CDT: All RWA General members sign up opens.
    • June 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM CDT: All non-RWA members sign up opens.

    Registered conference attendees, who are RWA General members, RWA PAN or RWA PRO, are invited to register for one appointment with an editor and one appointment with an agent.  Each appointment will be 10-minutes.

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

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

    ·      The 2015 Romance Writers of America Editor and Agent Meetings welcome page will appear.  
    ·      If you are not logged into myRWA, you will be prompted to log in.
    ·      Click on Register for this Event (beneath Begin Registration). Do not click on the link beneath Already Registered.
    ·      Follow the prompts and enter all required information.
    ·      On the Appointments page, you will be able to select one Agent Appointment and one Editor Appointment.
    ·      Click the Add button for each appointment.  The appointment will not be added until the Add button is clicked.
    ·      Appointment details will appear at the bottom of the page, in the grey Selected Items box.
    ·      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 the 2015 RWA 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 27, 2015)
    • Click her to download Editor Grid (Updated June 23, 2015)


    Questions? E-mail Carol Ritter at

    The following agents and editors will be participating in the pitch appointments. (list updates on June 23, 2015)

    Cori Deyoe, Agent, 3 Seas Literary Agency

    Linda Scalissi, Agent, 3 Seas Literary Agency

    Christine Witthohn, Agent, Book Cents Literary Agency

    Jessica Alvarez, Agent, BookEnds

    Jessica Faust, Agent, BookEnds

    Kimberly Lionetti, Agent, BookEnds

    Laura Bradford, Agent, Bradford Literary Agency

    Abby Saul, Associate Agent, Browne & Miller Literary Associates

    Danielle Egan-Miller, President, Browne & Miller Literary Associates

    Marisa Corvisiero, Founder/Sr. Agent, Corvisiero Literary Agency

    Saritza Hernandez, Sr. Literary Agent, Corvisiero Literary Agency

    Paige Wheeler, Agent, Creative Media Agency

    Rebecca Strauss, Agent, DeFiore and Company Literary Management

    Jim McCarthy, Vice-President, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

    Susanna Einstein, Founder, Einstein Literary Management

    Stephany Evans, Agent, Fine Print Literary Management

    Emily Brown,Junior Agent, Foundry Literary + Media

    Lisa Rodgers, Junior Agent, JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc

    Stefanie Lieberman, Agent, Janklow & Nesbit Associates

    Sandy Lu, Senior Agent, L. Perkins Agency

    Caitie Flum, Associate Agent, Liza Dawson Associates

    Elizabeth Copps, Agent, Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.

    Jill Marsal, Agent, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

    Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein, President/Sr. Agent, McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

    Shira Hoffman, Agent, McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

    Meredith Bernstein, President, Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency

    Sarah E. Younger, Agent, Nancy Yost Literary Agency

    Natasha Kern, President, Natasha Kern Literary Agency

    Susan Brower, Agent, Natasha Kern Literary Agency

    Jessica Dallow, Agent, New Leaf Literary Agency

    Suzie Townsend, Agent, New Leaf Literary Agency

    Jessica Watterson, Associate Agent, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

    Courtney Miller-Callihan, Agent, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

    Amanda Leuck, Agent, Spencerhill Associates

    Nalini Akolekar, Agent, Spencerhill Associates

    Pamela G. Ahearn, President, The Ahearn Agency, Inc.

    Beth Phelan, Agent, The Bent Agency

    Louise Fury, Agent, The Bent Agency

    Victoria Lowes, Agent, The Bent Agency

    Lucienne Diver, Agent, The Knight Agency

    Pamela Harty, Agent, The Knight Agency

    Melissa Jeglinski, Agent, The Knight Agency

    Deidre Knight, Agent, The Knight Agency

    Elaine Spencer, Agent, The Knight Agency

    Nephele Tempest, Agent, The Knight Agencyy

    Barbara Collins Rosenberg, Agent, The Rosenberg Group

    Eric Ruben, President, The Ruben Agency

    Lane Heymont, Junior Agent, The Seymour Agency

    Nicole Resciniti, Agent, The Seymour Agency

    Marlene Stringer, Managing Agent, The Stringer Literary Agency

    Cassie Hanjian, Agent, Waxman Leavell Literary Agency

    Bethany Burke, CEO, Blushing Books

    Christopher Keeslar, Editor-in-Chief, Boroughs Publishing

    Michelle Klayman, President/CEO, Boroughs Publishing

    Kerri Buckley, Senior Editor, Carina Press/Harlequin

    Stacy Abrams, Exec. Editorial Director, Entangled Publishing

    Liz Pelletier, Publisher, Entangled Publishing

    Alycia Tornetta, Senior Editor, Entangled Publishing

    Michele Bidelspach, Senior Editor, Hachette/Grand Central Publishing

    Dana Hamilton, Assistant Editor, Hachette/Grand Central Publishing

    Madeleine Colavita, Editorial Assistant, Hachette/Grand Central Publishing

    Megha Parekh, Associate Editor, Hachette/Grand Central Publishing

    Allison Carroll, Associate Editor, Harlequin

    Allison Lyons, Editor, Harlequin

    Birgit Davis-Todd, Senior Exec. Editor, Harlequin

    Carly Silver, Editorial Assistant, Harlequin

    Charles Griemsman, Editor, Harlequin

    Claire Caldwell, Assistant Editor, Harlequin

    Dana Grimaldi, Assistant Editor, Harlequin

    Denise Zaza, Senior Editor, Harlequin

    Elizabeth Mazer, Associate Editor, Harlequin

    Emily Krupin, Assistant Editor, Harlequin

    Emily Rodmell, Editor, Harlequin

    Gail Chasan, Senior Editor, Harlequin

    Giselle Regus, Assistant Editor, Harlequin

    Karen Reid, Associate Editor, Harlequin

    Kathleen Scheibling, Senior Editor, Harlequin

    Laura Barth, Associate Editor, Harlequin 

    Leslie Wainger, Editor-at-Large, Harlequin

    Margo Lipschultz, Senior Editor, Harlequin

    Melissa Endlich, Senior Editor, Harlequin

    Nicole Brebner, Executive Editor, Harlequin

    Paula Eykelhof, Executive Editor, Harlequin

    Rachel Burkot, Associate Editor, Harlequin

    Shana Asaro, Associate Editor, Harlequin

    Shannon Criss, Associate Editor, Harlequin

    Susan Litman, Editor, Harlequin

    Tahra Seplowin, Editorial Assistant, Harlequin

    Tina James, Executive Editor, Harlequin

    Carly Byrne, Editor, Harlequin UK

    Flo Nicoll, Editor, Harlequin UK

    Joanne Grant, Senior Exec. Editor, Harlequin UK

    Linda Fildew  Senior Editor Harlequin UK

    Sheila Hodgson, Senior Editor, Harlequin UK

    Becky Philpott, Acquisitions Editor, HarperCollins 

    Chelsey Emmelhainz, Associate Editor, HarperCollins/Avon

    Elle Keck, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins/Avon

    Nicole Fischer, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins/Avon

    Rebecca Lucash, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins/Avon

    John Scognamiglio, Editor-in-Chief, Kensington Publishing Corp.

    Tara Gavin, Executive Editor, Kensington Publishing Corp.

    Danielle Marshall, Senior Editor, Lake Union Press/Amazon Publishing

    Allison Travis, Editor, LazyDay Publishing

    Sarah Murphy, Assistant Editor, Ballantine Bantam Dell, Penguin Random House

    Laura Fazo, Associate Editor, NAL, Penguin Random House

    Sarah Frantz, Editorial Director, Riptide Publishing

    Latoya Smith, Executive Editor, Samhain Publishing

    Char Chaffin, Editor, Soul Mate Publishing

    Deborah Gilbert, Editor, Soul Mate Publishing

    Mary Altman, Editor, Sourcebooks

    Cat Clyne, Assistant Editor, Sourcebooks

    Aubrey Poole, Associate Editor, Sourcebooks

    Deb Werksman, Editorial Director, Sourcebooks

    Eileen Rothschild, Associate Editor, St. Martin's Press

    Elizabeth Poteet, Assistant Editor, St. Martin's Press

    Amy Stapp, Editor, Tor/Forge Books/Macmillan

    Bess Cozby, Editorial Assistant, Tor/Forge Books/Tom Doherty Associates

    Kristin Sevick, Senior Editor, Tor/Forge Books/Tom Doherty Associates

    Melissa Ann Singer, Senior Editor, Tor/Forge Books/Tom Doherty Associates