Conferences are always a good place to meet Literary Agents in a casual atmosphaere. Polish your query letter and your “elevator” pitch, wear your sundays best, get a new haircut – in one word, make a good impression : )
Attending literary agents at these conferences – learn about them in advance and what their preferences are:
Northern Colorado Writers Conference, March 30-31, Fort Collins, CO
Attending agents: Adriana Dominguez (Full Circle Literary); Kate Schafer Testerman (kt literary); and Elizabeth Evans (Jean V. Naggar Literary).
Reno Writers Conference at TMCC, April 14, Reno, NV
Attending agents: Andrea Brown (Andrea Brown Literary); April Eberhardt (Eberhardt Literary); and Elizabeth Kracht (Kimberly Cameron & Associates).
Las Vegas Writers Conference, April 19-21, Las Vegas, NV
Attending agents: Rita Rosenkranz (Rita Rosenkranz Literary); Lauren Ruth (BookEnds); Jeff Kleinman (Folio Literary); Malaga Baldi (Balaga Agency); and likely more.
Spring Fling Writers Conference, April 27-28, Hoffman Estates (near Chicago), IL
Attending Agents: Ginger Clark (Curtis Brown); Cori Deyoe (3 Seas Literary); Scott Eagan (Greyhaus Literary); Sara Megibow (Nelson Literary); Paige Wheeler (Folio Literary); and more.
NETWO Conference, (Northeast Texas Writers), April 27-28
Attending agents: Mary Sue Seymour (Seymour Agency); and Weronika Janczuk (Lynn Franklin Associates).
Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference, May 3-5, Oklahoma City, OK
Attending agents: Meredith Barnes (Lowenstein Associates); Terry Burns (Hartline Literary); Stephen Fraser (Jennifer DeChiara Literary); Louise Fury (L. Perkins Associates); Emmanuelle Morgen (Stonesong); and Jessica Sinsheimer (Sarah Jane Freymann Literary).
DFW Writers Conference, May 19-20, Dallas, TX
Attending agents: Elizabeth Evans (Jean V. Naggar Literary); Eddie Schneider (JABberwocky Literary); Sara Crowe (Harvey Klinger, Inc.); Paul Levine (Paul S. Levine Literary); Lucienne Diver (Knight Agency); Sarah Lapolla (Curtis Brown); Sally Harding (Cooke Agency); Meredith Barnes (Lowenstein Associates); Laurie McLean (Larsen Pomada Literary); and many more.
Clarksville Writers Conference, June 7-8, Clarksville, TN
Attending agents: Debbie Carter (Muse Literary Management); and at least one more agent to be named.
Books-in-Progress Conference, June 8-9, Lexington, KY (Carnegie Literacy Center)
Attending agents: Sorche Fairbank (Fairbank Literary); and one more, to be named.
Crested Butte Writers Conference, June 22-24, Crested Butte, CO
Attending agents: Mary Kole (Andrea Brown Literary); Hannah Bowman (Liza Dawson Associates); Ken Sherman (Ken Sherman Associates); and one more agent to be named.
Jackson Hole Writers Conference, June 28-30, Jackson Hole, WY
Attending agents: Lisa Bankoff (ICM); Katharine Sands (Sarah Jane Freymann Literary); and Alex Glass (Trident Media).
Midwest Writers Workshop, July 26-28, Muncie, IN
Attending agents: Kathleen Ortiz (Nancy Coffey Literary); Brooks Sherman (FinePrint Literary); J.L. Stermer (NS Bienstock); and Sarah LaPolla (Curtis Brown).
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, July 26-28, Fort Bragg, CA.
Attending agents: Laurie McLean (Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents); and Gordon Warnock (Andrea Hurst Literary Management).