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This list focuses on agents who represent Picture Books, Middle Grade and/or Young Adult books, though many of them represent Adult works as well. It is by no means a comprehensive list, but I hope it will help those who are looking for opportunities to meet agents and hear from them in person about what they would like to acquire and what they look for in a manuscript. I update the conference pages almost daily as organizations or agents announce their conference information. The only conferences listed that are outside the United States and Canada are by The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

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Hover over the images on the right to see which agent/agency represented that recent/upcoming book.

2015 Writers’ Conferences

April 24-26: SCBWI Iowa Conference, Davenport, IA
Jodell Sadler—Sadler Children’s Literary

April 23-25: Las Vegas Writers Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Pam van Hylckama Vlieg—D4EO Literary Agency
Siobhan McBride—Serendipity Literary Agency
Caitlen Rubino-Bradway—LKG Agency

April 24-25: Ontario Writers Conference, Ajax, Ontario, Canada THE FOUNDRY'S EDGE by Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz; Agents: Julie Kane-Ritsch &  Eddie Gamarra, The Gotham Group, Inc.
Olga Filina—The Rights Factory
Ali MacDonald—The Rights Factory

April 24-25: Orange County Christian Writes Conference, Santa Ana, CA
Terry Burns—Hartline Literary Agency

April 24-26: NESCBWI Spring Conference, Springfield MA
Jill Corcoran—Jill Corcoran Literary Agency
Kaylee Davis—Dee Mura Literary Agency
Linda Epstein—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency EXTRAORDINARY by Miriam Spitzer Franklin; Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4EO Literary
Elena Giovinazzo—Pippin Properties
Jennifer Laughran—Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Lauren E. MacLeod—The Strothman Agency
Ammi-Joan Paquette—Erin Murphy Literary Agency
Rebecca Podos—Rees Literary Agency
Kathleen Rushall—Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Brooks Sherman—The Bent Agency

April 24-26: Pikes Peak Writers’ Conference, Colorado Springs, COAN UNCERTAIN CHOICE by Jody Hedlund; Agent: Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary Agency
Sandy Lu—L. Perkins Agency
Mary Sue Seymour—The Seymour Agency
Andrea Somberg—Harvey Klinger Inc.

April 24-26: Wisconsin RWA Write Touch Conference, Milwauke, WI
Sara Megibow—Nelson Literary Agency
Nicole Resciniti—The Seymour Agency
Jessica Sinsheimer—Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

April 24-26: Tallahassee Writers Conference, Tallahassee, FLTHE STORYSPINNER: Becky Wallace; Agent Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Laura Zats—Red Sofa Literary

April 25: Books Alive/Washington Writers Conference, Bethesda, MD
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
Elizabeth Kaplan—Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency
Jessica Regel—Foundry Media
Gina Maccoby—Gina Maccoby Literary Agency
Cara Mannion—Harold Ober Associates
Claire Anderson-Wheeler—Regal Hoffman & Associates
Victoria Lowes—The Bent Agency ADRENLINE CRUSH by Laurie Boyle Crompton; Agent:  Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
Beth Phelan—The Bent Agency
Kirsten Carleton—Waxman Leavell Agency

May 2: SCBWI Spring Spirit Conference, Citrus Heights, CA
Kathleen Rushall—Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Jodell Sadler—Sadler Children’s Literary
Christa Heschke—McIntosh and Otis, Inc.

May 3–10: Writing the Unreal: The Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, Honesdale, PAPictureTHE D'EVIL DIARIES by Tatum Flynn; Agent: Zoe King, The Blair Partnership
Tina Wexler—ICM Partners

May 8: Shining the Light on Romance Luncheon, Long Island, NY
Melissa Edwards—The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency
Samantha Bremekamp—Corvisiero Agency
Marisa Corvisiero—Corvisiero Agency
Rebecca Strauss—DeFiore & Company, LLC
Kate McKean—Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, Inc.
Kathy Green—Kathryn Green Literary Agency, LLC
Leon Husock—L. Perkins AgencyUNRAVEL by Imogen Howson; Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4EO Literary Agency
Elizabeth Copps—Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.
Shira Hoffman—McIntosh and Otis
Eric Ruben—Ruben Law

May 8-9: Atlanta Writers Conference, Atlanta GA
Rachel Ekstrom—Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Andy Ross—Andy Ross Literary Agency

May 9: An Agent’s Perspective, San Diego, CA
Laura Perkins—Andrea Brown LiteraryNILES WORMWART ACCIDENTAL VILLAIN by D.M. Cunningham; Agent: Bree Ogden, D4EO Literary Agency

May 12-17: Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, Dallas TX
Agent—Three Seas Literary Agency
Molly Jaffa—Folio Literary
Louise Fury—The Bent Agency
Kim Lionetti—BookEnds, LLC
Nicole Resciniti—The Seymour Literary Agency

May 13-16: Colorado Christian Writers Conference, Estes Park, COFOREST OF WHISPERS:Jennifer Murgia; Agent:  Amanda Luedeke, MacGregor Literary
Terry Burns—Hartline Literary Agency
Erin Buterbaugh—MacGregor Literary
Blythe Daniel—The Blythe Daniel Agency, Inc.
Ruth Samsel—William K. Jensen Literary Agency

May 15: Milwaukee Writing Workshop, Milwaukee, IL
Jennie Goloboy—Red Sofa Literary
Laura Crockett—Triada US Literary
Jodell Sadler—Sadler Children’s Literary
Dawn Frederick—Red Sofa Literary
THE STOLEN MOON: Rachael Searles; Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary

May 15-16: LDStorymakers Conference, Provo, UT
Mark Gottlieb—Trident Media Group
Victoria Marini—Gelfman Schneider/ICM Partners
Jennifer Rofe—Andrea Brown Literary
Suzie Townsend—New Leaf Literary

May 16: Chicago Writing Workshop, Chicago, IL
Marcy Posner—Folio Literary
Laura Crockett—Triada US Literary
Jennifer Mattson—Andrea Brown LiteraryTUNNEL VISION by Susan Adrian; Agent: Kate Schafer Testerman, kt literary
Jen Karsbeak—Fuse Literary
Tina Schwartz—The Purcell Agency
Jodell Sadler—Sadler Children’s Literary
Jennifer Flannery—Flannery Literary

May 22-24: Big Sur of the Rockies, Boulder, CO
Andrea Brown—Andrea Brown Literary Agency

May 27-29: Book Expo America, New York, NY
Emily Keyes—Fuse LiteraryFROM WHERE I WATCH YOU by Shannon Grogan; Agent: Sarah Davies, The Greenhouse Literary Agency

June 5-6: Southern Christian Writers Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL
Sally Apokedak—Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency
Karen Moore—Literary Management Group

June 6: First Pages, Long Island, NYNew!
Kate McKean—Howard Morhaim Literary Agency
SCBWI Members Only

June 7-12: Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference, Santa Barbara, CA
Paul Fedorko—N.S. Bienstock, Inc.
Toni Lopopolo—Toni Lopopolo Literary Management
Jennifer Rofé—Andrea Brown Literary Agency
LOST by S.A. Bodeen; Agent: Scott Mendel, Mendel Media Group

June 11-14: Manuscript Boot Camp, Point Reyes Station, CA
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary

June 12-14: 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference, Riverdale, NY
Mark Gottlieb—Trident Media Group

June 12-16: Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Lands End Resort, Homer, AKANYWHERE BUT PARADISE by Anne Bustard; Agent: Emily Mitchell, Wernick & Pratt Agency
Andy Ross—Andy Ross Literary Agency

June 13: NJ SCBWI Conference, Plainsboro NJ
Marietta Zacker—Nancy Gallt Literary Agency
Alexander Slater—Trident Media Group
Rachel Orr—Prospect Agency
McCarthy, Sean—Sean McCarthy Literary Agency
Alexandra Penfold—Upstart Crow Literary
Marie Lamba—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
John Cusick—Greenhouse Literary
Erzsi Deak—Hen & Ink Literary Studio DEVOTED by Jennifer Matheiu; Agent:  Sarah LaPolla, Bradford Literary
Liza Fleissig—Liza Royce Agency, LLC
Linda Camacho—Prospect Agency
Heather Alexander—Pippin Properties
Samantha Bremekamp—Corvisiero Agency

June 15-19: Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers, Sandy, UT
Brooks Sherman—The Bent Agency

June 18-21: Book Passage Children’s Writers’ & Illustrators’ Conference, Corte Madera, CACOLONIAL MADNESS: Jo Whittmore; Agnet: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
TBA

June 25-30: ALA Conference, SanFrancisco, CA
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary
Agent—Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

June 26-28: Historical Novel Society Conference, Denver CO
Irene Goodman—Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Shannon Hassan—Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Kevan Lyon—Marsal Lyon Literary Agency PAINLESS by S.A. Harazin; Agent: Steven Chudney, The Chudney Agency
Emmanuel Morgen—Stonesong
Nephele Tempest—The Knight Agency

June 26-28: Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference, Austin, TX
Emily Forland—Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.
Kirby Kim—Janklow & Nesbit Associates

June 26-28: The Big Story Writers Conference, Los Angeles, CA I'M WITH CUPID: Anna Staniszewski; Agent: Ammi Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
Jennifer AzantianAzantian Literary Agency
Steve Hutson—WordWise Media Services
Toni Lopopolo—Toni Lopopolo Literary Agency
Andy Ross—
Andy Ross Literary Agency

July 7-11: Thrillerfest, New York, NY
Liza Fleissig—Liza Royce Agency, LLC
Renee C. Fountain—Gandolfo Helin Literary Management
Louise Fury—The Bent Agency
Eric Myers—The Spieler AgencyFAN ART by Sarah Tregay; Agent: Danielle Chiotti, Upstart Crow Literary
Sarah Nagel—Writers House
Jeff Ourvan—The Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency
Alec Shane—Writers House
Erica Spellman Silverman—Trident Media Group
Jessica Sinsheimer—Sarah Jane Freymann Agency
Alexander Slater—Trident Media Group
Uwe Stender—TriadaUS Literary Agency
Saba Sulaiman—Talcott Notch Literary Services

SCARLET UNDERCOVER by Jennifer Latham; Agent: Rachel Orr, Prospect AgencyJuly 11-12: Book Passage: Young Adult & Middle Grade Intensive Writing Weekend, Corte Madera, CANew!
Minju Chang—Book-Stop Literary Agency
Deborah Warren—East/West Literary Agency

July 16-20: PNWA Writers’ Conference, Seattle, WA
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary
Ayanna Coleman—Quill Shift Literary Agency
Shannon Hassan—Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Rachel Letofsky—The Cooke Agency
Mary C. Moore—Kimberley Cameron & AssociatesTHE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE by Robin Newman, Illustrator: Deborah Zemke; Author's Agent: Liza Fleissig, Liza Royce Agency
Monica Odom—Liza Dawson Associates Literary Agency
Carly Watters—P.S. Literary
Roseanne Wells—The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Katie Zaun—Emma Sweeney Agency

July 22–25: RWA Conference, New York, NY
TBA

July 23-25: Midwest Writers Workshop, Muncie, INNew!
Christa Heschke—McIntosh and Otis, Inc.
Alec Shane—Writers House
Brooks Sherman—The Bent Agency

July 24-26: DFW Writers’ Conference, Dallas, TX MONSTROUS by MArcy Kate Connolly; Agent Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media
Dawn Frederick—Red Sofa Literary
Shannon Hassan—Marsal Lyon Literary
Thao Le—Sandra Dijkstra Literary
Lana Popovic—Chalberg & Sussman Literary Agency
Christopher Rhodes—James Fitzgerald Agency
Alice Speilburg—Speilburg Literary Agency 
Uwe Stender—TriadaUS Literary
Carly Watters—P.S. Literary Agency

July 31-August 2: Writers’ Digest Conference, New York, NYBREAKING SKY: Cori MacCarthy; Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary
Marisa Corvisiero—Corvisiero Agency
Kimberly Brower—Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency
Linda Camacho—Prospect Agency
Kaylee Davis—Dee Mura Literary Agency
Linda Epstein—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Marisa A. Corvisiero—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Melissa L. Edwards—The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency
Diana Finch—Diana Finch Literary Agency
Heather Flaherty—The Bent Agency
Beth Phelan—The Bent Agency
Erin Harris—Folio Literary ManagementMOSQUITOLAND by David Arnold; Agent: Danila Lazar, Writers House
Steve Kasdin—Curtis Brown
Catherine Luttinger—Darhansoff & Verrill
Cara Mannion—Harold Ober Associates
Kate McKean—Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, Inc.
Paula Munier—Talcott Notch Literary Services
Sarah Nagel—Writers House
Alec Shane—Writers House
Stacy Testa—Writers House
Kimiko Nakamura—Dee Mura Literary Agency
Gina Panettieri—Talcott Notch Literary ServicesDEAD TO ME by Mary McCoy; Agent:  Madeleine Raffel, Hannigan Salky Getzler
Rebecca Podos—Rees Literary Agency
Lana Popovic—Chalberg & Sussman
Adriann Ranta—Wolf Literary Services
Eric Ruben—The Ruben Agency
Jessica Sinsheimer—Sarah Jane Freymann Agency
Roseanne Wells—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

July 31-August 3: SCBWI International Conference, Los Angeles, CANew!
Jenny Bent—The Bent Agency MIND YOUR MONSTERS by Catherine Bailey; Illustrated by: Oriole Vidal; Author's Agent: Kathlenn Rushall, Marshall Lyon Literary
Brenda Bowen—Greenburger Associates
Barry Goldblatt—Barry Goldblatt Literary
Kristin Nelson—Nelson Literary Agency, LLC
Alex Penfold—Upstart Crow Literary
Stephen Fraser—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Jamie Weiss Chilton—Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Jennifer Rofé—Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Dilys Evans—Dilys Evans Fine Illustration LLC MS. RAPSCOTT'S GIRLS by Elise Primavera; Agent: Sthphen Malk, Witers House
Natalie Lakosil—Bradford Literary Agency
Steven Malk—Writers House
Jodi Reamer—Writers House
Kathleen Rushall—Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

August 6-8: Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Mendocino, CA
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary

August 7-9: Hippocamp Creative Nonfiction Conference, Lancaster PANew!
Mackenzie Brady—New Leaf Literary & Media BUNNY ROO, I LOVE YOU by Melissa Marr; Agent: Merilee Heifitz, Writers House

August 7-9: Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, ORNew!
Annie Bomke—Annie Bomke Literary Agency
Lucy Carson—The Friedrich Agency
Ayanna Coleman—Quill Shift Literary Agency
Allison Devereux—Wolf Literary Services, LLC
Susan Finesman—Fine Literary Management OVER IN THE WETLANDS by Caroline Rose Starr; Illustrator: Rob Dunlavey; Author's Agent: Tracey Adams, Adams Literary
Genevieve Gagne-Hawes—Writers House
Saritza Hernández—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Marie Lamba—The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Katie Reed—Andrea Hurst Agency
Angela Rinaldi—Rinaldi Literary Agency
Susan Schulman—Susan Schulman Literary Agency INVISIBLE by Dawn Matcalf; Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary

August 15: Unicorn Writers Conference, Purchase, NYNew!
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
Elizabeth Copps—Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.
Allison Devereux—Wolf Literary Services, LLC
Rachael Dugas—Talcott Notch Literary Services
Rachel Eckstrom—Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Jacqueline Flynn—Joelle Delbourgo Associates, Inc.
Stephen Fraser—The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Hannah Bowman Gordon—Foundry Literary + Media RUTHLESS by Carolyn Adams; Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4E) Literary
Christina Hogrebe—Jane Rotrosen Agency
Carrie Howland—Donadio & Olson, Inc.
Andy Kifer—The Gernert Company
Katie Kotchman—Don Congdon Associates, Inc.
Gina Maccoby—Maccoby Literary Agency
Gina Panettieri—Talcott Notch Literary Services, LLC
Saba Sulaiman—Talcott Notch Literary Services, LLC
Laura Blake Peterson—Curtis Brown LTD
Jessica Regel—Foundry Literary + Media
John Rudolph—Dystel & Goderich Literary ManagementWHEELS OF CHANGE: Darlene Beck Jacobson; Agent: Liza Fleissig, Liza Royce Agency
Eddie Schneider—JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Sarah E. Younger—Nancy Yost Literary Agency

September 11-15: Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Westminster, CONew!
Danielle Burby—Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency
Carrie Howland—Donadio and Olson, Inc.
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
Melissa Jeglinski—The Knight Agency HADES SPEAKS by  Vicky Alvear Shecter; Agent:  Courtney Miller-Callihan, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates; Illustrated by  J. E. Larson

September 18-20: SCBWI MidSouth Fall Conference, Franklin, TN
TBA

September 25-26: Ridgefield Writers Conference, Ridgefield, CTNew!
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
Jessica Negron—Talcott Notch Literary Services
Diana Finch—Diana Finch Literary Agency

October 2-4: Write on the Sound Writers Conference, Edmonds, WA
TBA in May

October 2-4: SCBWI Fall Fusion Conference, Reno, NV
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary
More TBA

October 8-11: New York Comic Con, New York, NY
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
More TBA

October 9-11: WordWave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary
More TBA

October 10: SCBWI Oklahoma Fall Conference, OK
TBA

October 15-18, Florida Writers’ Association, Altamonte Springs, FL
TBA

October 16-17: SCBWI Southern Breeze: Writing and Illustrating for Kids Conference, Birmingham, AL
Rubin Pfeffer—Agent, Rubin Pfeffer Content
More TBA

October 23-25: Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Surrey, BC, Canada
TBA
November 6-8:New England Crime Bake, Dedham, MA
TBA

November 14: Bayou Writers’ Conference, Lake Charles, LA
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary
Info TBA

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