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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. 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 information is announced. 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 conference info.

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

2015 Writers’ Conferences

JULY 6-13: SQUAW VALLEY WRITERS WORKSHOP, SQUAW VALLEY, CA
Lucy Carson—The Friedrich Agency
Peter Steinberg—Foundry Literary and Media

JULY 7-10: LEVIOSA, LAS VEGAS, NV
Susie Townsend—New Leaf Literary & Media
Thao Le—Sandra Dijkstra LiteraryCOLONIAL MADNESS: Jo Whittmore; Agnet: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Jessica Watterson—Sandra Dijkstra Literary
Carlie Webber—CK Webber Associates

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
FAN ART by Sarah Tregay; Agent: Danielle Chiotti, Upstart Crow LiteraryJeff 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

JULY 11-12: BOOK PASSAGE: YOUNG ADULT & MIDDLE GRADE INTENSIVE WRITING WEEKEND, Corte Madera, CA
Minju Chang—Book-Stop Literary AgencyA BEAR'S YEAR by Kathy Duval; Illustrator: Gerry Turley; Author's Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy 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—PS Literary Agency
Roseanne Wells—The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Katie Zaun—Emma Sweeney Agency

JULY 22–25: RWA CONFERENCE, NEW YORK, NY
Laura Bradford—Bradford Literary
Linda Camacho—Prospect Agency
Louise Fury—The Bent Agency
Marie Lamba—Jennifer De Chiara Literary AgencyEXTRAORDINARY by Miriam Spitzer Franklin; Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4EO Literary
Kevan Lyon—Marsal Lyon Literary
Beth Miller—Writers House
Beth Phelan—The Bent Agency
Suzie Townsend—New Leaf Literary & Media

JULY 23-25: MIDWEST WRITERS WORKSHOP, MUNCIE, IN
Christa Heschke—McIntosh and Otis, Inc.
Alec Shane—Writers HouseMIND YOUR MONSTERS by Catherine Bailey; Illustrated by: Oriole Vidal; Author's Agent: Kathlenn Rushall, Marshall Lyon Literary
Brooks Sherman—The Bent Agency

JULY 24-26: DFW WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, DALLAS, TX
Dawn Frederick—Red Sofa Literary
Shannon Hassan—Marsal Lyon Literary
Thao Le—Sandra Dijkstra Literary
Lana Popovic—Chalberg & Sussman Literary AgencyMONSTROUS by MArcy Kate Connolly; Agent Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media
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, NY
Marisa Corvisiero—Corvisiero Agency
Kimberly Brower—Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency
Linda Camacho—Prospect AgencyBREAKING SKY: Cori MacCarthy; Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary
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 Management
Steve Kasdin—Curtis BrownMOSQUITOLAND by David Arnold; Agent: Danila Lazar, Writers House
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, CA
Jenny Bent—The Bent AgencyTHE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly; Agent: Marcy Posner, Folio Literary Management
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
Natalie Lakosil—Bradford Literary AgencyMS. RAPSCOTT'S GIRLS by Elise Primavera; Agent: Sthphen Malk, Witers House
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, PA
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, OR
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 I'M WITH CUPID: Anna Staniszewski; Agent: Ammi Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary

AUGUST 14-16: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, DELTA CALGARY SOUTH, CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA
Sally Harding—The Cooke Agency

AUGUST 15: UNICORN WRITERS CONFERENCE, PURCHASE, NY
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
Elizabeth Copps—Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.
Allison Devereux—Wolf Literary Services, LLC
Rachael Dugas—Talcott Notch Literary ServicesRUTHLESS by Carolyn Adams; Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4E) Literary
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
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, LLCWHEELS OF CHANGE: Darlene Beck Jacobson; Agent: Liza Fleissig, Liza Royce Agency
Saba Sulaiman—Talcott Notch Literary Services, LLC
Laura Blake Peterson—Curtis Brown LTD
Jessica Regel—Foundry Literary + Media
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, COHADES SPEAKS by  Vicky Alvear Shecter; Agent:  Courtney Miller-Callihan, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates; Illustrated by  J. E. Larson
Danielle Burby—Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency
Carrie Howland—Donadio and Olson, Inc.
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
Melissa Jeglinski—The Knight Agency

SEPTEMBER 12: MICHIGAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP, DETROIT, MINew!
Mark Gottlieb—Trident Media
Amanda Luedeke—MacGregor Literary
Alice Speilburg—Speilburg Literary
Brent Taylor—TriadaUS Literary AgencyANYWHERE BUT PARADISE by Anne Bustard; Agent: Emily Mitchell, Wernick & Pratt Agency

SEPTEMBER 18: SCBWI DAKOTAS CONFERENCE, FARGO, NDNew!
Kate Testerman—KT Literary

SEPTEMBER 18-19: SCBWI OHIO NORTH CONFERENCE, CLEVELAND, OHNew!
Marie Lamba—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Jodell Sadler—Sadler Children’s Literary

September 18-20: SCBWI MIDSOUTH FALL CONFERENCE, FRANKLIN, TNAN UNCERTAIN CHOICE by Jody Hedlund; Agent: Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary Agency
Cate Hart—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Lauren MacLeod—The Strothman Agency
Brooks Sherman—The Bent Agency
Rick Margolis—Rising Bear Literary Agency

SEPTEMBER 18-20: CENTRAL COAST WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
Sara Sciuto—Fuse Literary

SEPTEMBER 19: SCBWI INLAND NORTHWEST, SPOKANE, WA8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel / (divided by) 1 Dog = Chaos. by Vivan Vande Velde; Agent: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
John Cusick–Greenhouse Literary

September 19-20: ALASKA WRITERS GUILD/SCBWI CONFERENCE, ANCHORAGE, AK
Danielle Smith–Red Fox Literary
Laurie McLean–Fuse Literary

SEPTEMBER 25-26: RIDGEFIELD WRITERS CONFERENCE, RIDGEFIELD, CT
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
Jessica Negron—Talcott Notch Literary ServicesSCARLET UNDERCOVER by Jennifer Latham; Agent: Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency
Diana Finch—Diana Finch Literary Agency

SEPTEMBER 25-27: SCBWI CAROLINAS FALL CONFERENCE, CHARLOTTE, NC
Minju Chang—BookStop Literary Agency
Miriam Altshuler—Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency
Adriana Dominguez—Full Circle Literary

SEPTEMBER 25-27: A WEEKEND FOR WORDS, LOS ANGELES, CA LION HEART by A.C. Gaughen; Agent: Minju Chang, Bookstop Literary
Marisa Corvisiero—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Sara Sciuto—Fuse Literary

OCTOBER 2-4: PACIFIC COAST CHILDREN’S WRITERS NOVEL WORKSHOP & RETREAT, SANTA CRUZ, CA
Stephen Barr—Writers House

OCTOBER 2-4: SCBWI FALL FUSION CONFERENCE, RENO, NV
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary LADY PANCAKE AND SIR FRENCH TOAST by Josh Funk; Illustrator: Brandon Kearney; Agent: Kathleen Rushall

OCTOBER 8-11: NEW YORK COMIC CON, NEW YORK, NY
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
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OCTOBER 9: SAN DIEGO WRITERS CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO, CANew!
Paul S. Levine—Paul S. Levine LiteraryDEVOTED by Jennifer Matheiu; Agent:  Sarah LaPolla, Bradford Literary
Courtney Miller-Callihan—Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
Taylor Martindale—Full Circle Literary
Patricia Nelson—Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Jennifer Azantian—Azantian Literary

OCTOBER 9-11: WORDWAVE, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA
Gordon Warnock—Fuse Literary

OCTOBER 10: THE WRITING CONFERENCE OF LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES, CANew!LOST by S.A. Bodeen; Agent: Scott Mendel, Mendel Media Group
Paul S. Levine—Paul S. Levine Literary
Jamie Weiss Chilton—Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Ken Sherman—Ken Sherman & Associates
Nephele Tempest—The Knight Agency
Patricia Nelson—Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Valerie Noble—Donaghy Literary
Eve Porinchak—Jill Corcoran Literary

OCTOBER 10: SCBWI OKLAHOMA FALL CONFERNECE, OKNew!UNRAVEL by Imogen Howson; Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4EO Literary Agency
Christa Heschke—Macintosh & Otis

OCTOBER 15-18: FLORIDA WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION, ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLNew!
Carly Watters—PS Literary Agency
Janell Walden Agyeman—Marie Brown Associates
Saritza Hernandez—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Laura Zats—Red Sofa Literary

OCTOBER 16-17: SCBWI SOUTHERN BREEZE CONFERENCE, BIRMINGHAM, ALTHE QUESTION OF MIRACLES by Elena K. Arnold; Agent: Rubin Pfeffer, Rubin Pfeffer Content
Rubin Pfeffer—Rubin Pfeffer Content
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OCTOBER 16-18: JAMES RIVER WRITER’S CONFERENCE, RICHMOND, VANew!
Rebecca Podos—Rees Literary Agency
Linda Camacho—Prospect Agency
Heather Flaherty—The Bent Agency
Beth Phelan—The Bent AgencyFROM WHERE I WATCH YOU by Shannon Grogan; Agent: Sarah Davies, The Greenhouse Literary Agency

OCTOBER 17: RUTGERS ONE-ON-ONE PLUS, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
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OCTOBER 23-25: SURREY INTERNATIONAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, SURREY, BC, CANADANew!
Laura Bradford—Bradford Literary Agency
Naomi Davis—Inklings Literary AgencyCLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE by Ena Jones; Agent: Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown LTD
Laurie McLean—Fuse Literary
Patricia Nelson—Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Beth Phelan—The Bent Agency
Elaine Spencer—The Knight Agency
Nephele Tempest—The Knight Agency

OCTOBER 24: THE INDIANA WRITING WORKSHOP, INDIANAPOLIS, INNew!
Alice Speilburg—Speilburg Literary
Amanda Luedeke—MacGregor LiteraryAFTER THE ASHES by S.K. Joiner; Agent:  Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency
Laura Crockett—TriadaUS Literary Agency

NOVEMBER 6-8: SCBWI KANSAS CONFERENCE, OVERLAND PARK, KS
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NOVEMBER 7: SCBWI WESTERN PA FALL CONFERENCE, PITTSBURG, PA
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NOVEMBER 13: CONNECTICUT WRITING WORKSHOP, HARTFORD, CTNew!GOODNIGHT, MANGER by LAura Sassi; Illustrator: Jane Chapman; Author's Agent: Lara Perkins, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Kimiko Nakamura—Dee Mura Literary
Kaylee Davis—Dee Mura Literary
Lane Heymont—The Seymour Agency
Penny Moore—FinePrint Literary Management

NOVEMBER 14: BAYOU WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, LAKE CHARLES, LA
Gordon Warnock—Fuse LiteraryBOOK SCAVENGER by Jennifer Bertman; Agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency:
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NOVEMBER 14: BOSTON WRITING WORKSHOP, BOSTON, MANew!
Lane Heymont—The Seymour Agency
Kimiko Nakamura—Dee Mura Literary
Kaylee Davis—Dee Mura Literary
Rubin Pfeffer—Ruben Pfeffer Content
Ann Collette—Rees Literary Agency
Lana Popovic—Chalberg & SussmanGINNY LOUISE AND THE SCHOOL SHOWDOWN by Tammi Sauer, Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger; Author's Agent: Stephen Malk, Writers House
Amaryah Orenstein—GO Literary

NOVEMBER 21-22: SCBWI-BI CONFERNECE: TESTING PAGES, WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND
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2015: BOOK PASSAGE CHILDREN’S WRITERS’ & ILLUSTRATORS’ CONFERENCE, CORTE MADERA, CA
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2016 Writers’ Conferences

FEBRUARY 4-6: PUBWEST 2016, SANTA FE, NMSECRETS OF SELKIE BAY by Shelley Thomas Moore; Agent:Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, New Leaf Literary
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FEBRUARY 11-14: SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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FEBRUARY 12-15: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WRITERS CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO, CA
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FEBRUARY 19: ALABAMA “GET PUBLISHED” WRITERS CONFERENCEl, BIRMINGHAM, ALNew!PRINCESS JUNIPER by Ammi-Joan Pacquette; Agent: Erin Murphy, EMLA
Julie Gwinn—The Seymour Agency
Kurestin Armada—PS Literary Agency
Veronica Park—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Lauren MacLeod—The Strothman Agency

FEBRUARY 20: ATLANTA WRITING WORKSHOP, ATLANTA, GANew!
Kurestin Armada—PS Literary Agency
Veronica Park—Corvisiero Literary AgencyTHE SAFEST LIE by Angela Cerrito; Agent: Caitlin Blasdell, Liza Dawson Associates
Pamela Harty—The Knight Agency
Sally Apokedak—The Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency

MARCH 11-13: LOVE IS MURDER CONFERENCE, CHICAGO, IL
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MARCH 25-26: FLORIDA WRITING WORKSHOPS, TAMPA, FLNew!
Lucienne Diver—The Knight Agency
Marlene Stringer—Stringer Literary AgencyHOODOO by Ronald Smith; Agent:  Adriann Ranta, Wolf Literary Services
Nicole Resciniti—The Seymour Agency
Saritza Hernandez—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Amanda Leuck—Spencerhill Associates

MARCH 25-26: FLORIDA WRITING WORKSHPS, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLNew!
Nicole Resciniti—The Seymour Agency
Kurestin Armada—PS Literary Agency

APRIL 15-17: PIKES PEAK WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, COLORADO SPRINGS, C0PAINLESS by S.A. Harazin; Agent: Steven Chudney, The Chudney Agency
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APRIL 28-30: LAS VEGAS WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS, NV
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JUNE 19-20: CREATE SOMETHING MAGICAL LIBERTY STATES FICTION WRITERS CONFERENCE, ISELIN, NJ
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TBA JULY 2016: DESERT NIGHT, RISING STARS, PHOENIX, AZ