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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).

I welcome updates and corrections! Please send me a note through my Contact page. Follow my tweets for more writing workshop info.

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

2015 Writers’ Conferences

March 27: Chesapeake Writing Workshop, Baltimore, MD THE HONEST TRUTH by Dan Gemeinhart; Agent: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Foreword Literary
Jamie Bodnar Drowley—Inklings Literary
Leon Husock—L. Perkins Agency
Ella Kennen—Corvisiero Literary

March 27-28: North Colorado Writers Conference, Ft. Collins, CO
Kimiko Nakamura—Dee Mura Literary Agency

March 27-29: California Dreamin’ Conference, Brea, CA
Laura Bradford—Bradford Literary Agency
Lucienne Diver—The Knight Agency
Courtney Miller-Callihan—Sanford J. Greenburger Associates DEAD OVER HEELS by Alison Kemper; Agent: Kristin Vincent, D4EO Literary

March 27-29: UW Writers’ Institute, MAdison, WI
Dawn Frederick—Red Sofa Literary
Michelle Grajkowski—3 Seas Literary Agency
Linda Scalissi—3 Seas Literary Agency
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary

March 28: DC Writing Workshop, Arlington, VA
Jamie Bodnar Drowley—Inklings Literary
Leon Husock—L. Perkins Agency
Ella Kennen—Corvisiero Literary CHARISMA by Jeanne Ryan; Agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency

March 28-29: Spring from the Bay to the Mountains, Buckeystown, MD
Carrie Howland—Donadio & Olson

March 28: SCBWI Oklamhoma Conference, Tulsa, OK
Rachel Orr—Prospect Agency

April 4-5: SCBWI Eurpolitan Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands  PAINLESS by S.A. Harazin; Agent: Steven Chudney, The Chudney Agency
Brooks Sherman—The Bent Agency
Marietta Zacker—Nancy Gallt Literary Agency

April 17: The South Carolina Writing Workshop , Columbia, SC
Melissa Jeglinski—The Knight Agency
Robin Mizell—Robin Mizell Literary Representation

April 17–19: WWA SCBWI Spring Conference, Redmond, WA
Christa Heschke—MacIntosh & Otis
Rachel Orr—Prospect Agency THE LAST DRAGON CHARMER: VILLAIN KEEPER by Laurie McKay; Agent: David Dunton, Harvey Klinger
Jen Rofe—Andrea Brown Literary Agency

April 18: The South Carolina Writing Workshop, Charlotte, SC
Melissa Jeglinski—The Knight Agency
Robin Mizell—Robin Mizell Literary Representation

April 18: TMCC Writers’ Conference, Reno NV
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary
Elizabeth Kracht Kimberly Cameron & Associates

April 18-19: SCBWI Houston Conference, Houston, TX HADES SPEAKS by  Vicky Alvear Shecter; Agent:  Courtney Miller-Callihan, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates; Illustrated by  J. E. Larson
Susan Hawk—The Bent Agency
Molly Jaffa—Folio Literary Management
John M. Cusick—Greenhouse Literary

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 GOSSIP FILE: Anna Staniszewski; Agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy 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 THE STORYSPINNER: Becky Wallace; Agent Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Victoria Lowes—The Bent Agency
Beth Phelan—The Bent Agency
Kirsten Carleton—Waxman Leavell Agency

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

ADRENLINE CRUSH by Laurie Boyle Crompton; Agent:  Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary AgencyMay 3–10: Writing the Unreal: The Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, Honesdale, PANew!
Tina Wexler—ICM Partners

May 8: Shining the Light on Romance Luncheon, Long Island, NYNew!
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. PictureTHE D'EVIL DIARIES by Tatum Flynn; Agent: Zoe King, The Blair Partnership
Kathy Green—Kathryn Green Literary Agency, LLC
Leon Husock—L. Perkins Agency
Elizabeth Copps—Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.
Shira Hoffman—McIntosh and Otis
Eric Ruben—Ruben Law

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

May 9: An Agent’s Perspective, San Diego, CANew! UNRAVEL by Imogen Howson; Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4EO Literary Agency
Laura Perkins—Andrea Brown Literary

May 12-17: Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, Dallas TXNew!
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 15: Milwaukee Writing Workshop, Milwaukee, ILNew!
Jennie Goloboy—Red Sofa Literary
Laura Crockett—Triada US Literary
Jodell Sadler—Sadler Children’s Literary
Dawn Frederick—Red Sofa Literary

May 15-16: LDStorymakers Conference, Provo, UTNew! NILES WORMWART ACCIDENTAL VILLAIN by D.M. Cunningham; Agent: Bree Ogden, D4EO Literary Agency
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 Literary
Jen Karsbeak—Fuse Literary
Tina Schwartz—The Purcell Agency TUNNEL VISION by Susan Adrian; Agent: Kate Schafer Testerman, kt literary
Jodell Sadler—Sadler Children’s Literary
Jennifer Flannery—Flannery Literary

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

May 27-29: Book Expo America, New York, NYNew!
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary

June 5-6: Southern Christian Writers Conference, Tuscaloosa, ALFROM WHERE I WATCH YOU by Shannon Grogan; Agent: Sarah Davies, The Greenhouse Literary Agency
Sally Apokedak—Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency
Karen Moore—Literary Management Group

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

June 11-14: Manuscript Boot Camp, Point Reyes Station, CA
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary LOST: by S.A. Bodeen; Agent: Scott Mendel , Mendel Media Group

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, AK
Andy Ross—Andy Ross Literary Agency

June 15-19: Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers, Sandy, UTNew! THE STOLEN MOON: Rachael Searles; Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary
Brooks Sherman—The Bent Agency

June 18-21: Book Passage Children’s Writers’ & Illustrators’ Conference, Corte Madera, CA
TBA

July 22-25: RWA Annual Conference, New York, NY
TBA

June 25-30: ALA Conference, SanFrancisco, CANew!
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary

June 26-28: Historical Novel Society Conference, Denver CO ANYWHERE BUT PARADISE by Anne Bustard; Agent: Emily Mitchell, Wernick & Pratt Agency
Irene Goodman—Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Shannon Hassan—Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Kevan Lyon—Marsal Lyon Literary 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, CANew! DEVOTED by Jennifer Matheiu; Agent:  Sarah LaPolla, Bradford Literary
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 Agency
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 COLONIAL MADNESS: Jo Whittmore; Agnet: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Alexander Slater—Trident Media Group
Uwe Stender—TriadaUS Literary Agency
Saba Sulaiman—Talcott Notch Literary Services

July 16-20: PNWA Writers’ Conference, Seattle, WANew!
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary
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July 22–25: RWA Conference, New York, NY
TBA

July 24-26: DFW Writers’ Conference, Dallas, TXI'M WITH CUPID: Anna Staniszewski; Agent: Ammi Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
TBA

July 31-August 2: Writers’ Digest Conference, New York, NYNew!
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 BREAKING SKY: Cori MacCarthy; Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary
Diana Finch—Diana Finch Literary Agency
Heather Flaherty—The Bent Agency
Beth Phelan—The Bent Agency
Erin Harris—Folio Literary Management
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 MOSQUITOLAND by David Arnold; Agent: Danila Lazar, Writers House
Alec Shane—Writers House
Stacy Testa—Writers House
Kimiko Nakamura—Dee Mura Literary Agency
Gina Panettieri—Talcott Notch Literary Services
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

August 6-8: Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Mendocino, CANew! DEAD TO ME by Mary McCoy; Agent:  Madeleine Raffel, Hannigan Salky Getzler
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary
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August 7-9: Hippocamp Creative Nonfiction Conference, Lancaster PANew!
Mackenzie Brady—New Leaf Literary & Media

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 MS. RAPSCOTT'S GIRLS by Elise Primavera; Agent: Sthphen Malk, Witers House
Hannah Bowman Gordon—Foundry Literary + Media
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 MIND YOUR MONSTERS by Catherine Bailey; Illustrated by: Oriole Vidal; Author's Agent: Kathlenn Rushall, Marshall Lyon Literary
John Rudolph—Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
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. OVER IN THE WETLANDS by Caroline Rose Starr; Illustrator: Rob Dunlavey; Author's Agent: Tracey Adams, Adams Literary
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
Melissa Jeglinski—The Knight Agency

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

September 25-26: Ridgefield Writers Conference, Ridgefield, CTNew! INVISIBLE by Dawn Matcalf; Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary
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
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October 8-11: New York Comic Con, New York, NY MONSTROUS by MArcy Kate Connolly; Agent Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
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October 9-11: WordWave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary
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October 15-18, Florida Writers’ Association, Altamonte Springs, FL
TBAFAN ART by Sarah Tregay; Agent: Danielle Chiotti, Upstart Crow Literary

October 23-25: Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Surrey, BC, Canada
TBA

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

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