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This list focuses on literary 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 literary 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).

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Literary Agents: 2016 Writers’ Conferences

 

FEBRUARY 11-14: SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

SANCTUARY by Jenny McKissack; Literary Agent: Tricia Lawrence, Erin Murphy Literary Agency

Tricia Lawrence, EMLA

Kristyn Keene—ICM Partners
Irene Goodman—Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Regina Brooks—Serendipity literary Agency LLC
Taylor Martindale Kean—Full Circle Literary
Chelsea Lindman—Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
Laurie McLean—Fuse Literary
Andrea BrownAndrea Brown Literary Agency
Marisa CorvisieroCorvisiero Literary Agency
Mary C. Moore—Kimberely Cameron & Associates
Paula Munier—Talcott Notch Literary
Mark Gottlieb—Trident Media Group
Beth Phelan—The Bent Agency
Adriann RantaFoundry Media
John Rudolph—Dystel & Goderich
Gordon WarnockFuse Literary

FEBRUARY 12-14: SCBWI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, NEW YORK, NY
AFTER THE ASHES by S.K. Joiner; Literary Agent: Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency

Carrie Pestritto, Prospect Agency

Ginger Clark—Curtis Brown LTD
Sarah Davies—Greenhouse Literary
Susan HawkThe Bent Agency
Rubin PfefferRubin Pfeffer Content LLC
Holly McGheePippin Properties, Inc.
Linda PrattWernick & Pratt Agency

FEBRUARY 12-15: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WRITERS CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO, CA
Samantha BremekampCorvisiero Literary Agency
Leticia Gomez—Savvy Literary Services

FEBRUARY 18-20: DESERT NIGHTS, RISING STARS, TEMPE AZ
Michael Bourret—Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

FEBRUARY 19: ALABAMA “GET PUBLISHED” WRITERS CONFERENCEl, BIRMINGHAM, AL

A BEAR'S YEAR by Kathy Duval; Illustrator: Gerry Turley; Author's Literary Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency

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, GA
Kurestin Armada—PS Literary Agency
Veronica Park—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Pamela Harty—The Knight Agency
Sally Apokedak—The Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency

SECRETS OF VALHALLA by Jasmine Richards; Literary Agent: David Higham

David Higham

FEBRUARY 24-28: FLORIDA CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, LEESBURG, FL
Sally Apokedak—Les H. Stobbe Lit. Agency
Julie Gwinn—Seymour Agency

FEBRUARY 25-28: SLEUTHFEST, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL
Kirsten Carleton—Prospect Agency
Danielle BurbyHannigan, Salky & Goetzler

MARCH 4-6: SCBWI GOLDEN GATE CONFERENCE, PACIFIC GROVE, CA
Minju Chang—BookStop Literary Agency
Kendra Marcus—BookStop Literary Agency
Danielle Smith—Red Fox Literary

HOODOO by Ronald Smith; Literary Agent: Adriann Ranta, Wolf Literary Services

Adriann Ranta, Wolf Literary

MARCH 4-6: BIG SUR ADVANCED CHILDREN’S WRITING WORKSHOP, BIG SUR, CA
Agents: Andrea Brown Literary Agency

MARCH 5: WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WORKSHOP, BURLINGTON, ONTARIO
Monica Pacheco—The McDermid Agency

MARCH 19 PREPARE TO PRESENT YOURSELF TO AGENTS & PUBLISHERS WORKSHOP, HOUSTON, TX
Johnnie Bernhard—Loiacono Literary Agency

MARCH 19-20: Team SCBWI in MD/DE/WV, BUCKEYSTOWN, MD
Stephen Barbara—Inkwell Management
Linda Camacho—Prospect Agency
Vicky Selvaggio—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

MARCH 19-20: Team SCBWI in MD/DE/WV, BUCKEYSTOWN, MD
Stephen Barbara—Inkwell Management
Linda Camacho—Prospect Agency
Vicky Selvaggio—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

MARCH 25-26: FLORIDA WRITING WORKSHOPS, TAMPA, FL
Lucienne Diver—The Knight Agency
Marlene Stringer—Stringer Literary Agency
Nicole Resciniti—The Seymour Agency
Saritza Hernandez—Corvisiero Literary Agency

THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: SPIRIT WEEK SHOWDOWN by Crystal Allen; Literary Agent: Jen Rofe, Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Jen Rofe, ABLA

Amanda Leuck—Spencerhill Associates

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

APRIL 1-2: WRITE2IGNITE! NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY, SC
Les Stobbe—Stobbe Literary

APRIL 1-6: BIG ISLAND WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, KONA, HI
TBA

THE BFF BUCKET LIST by Dee Romito; Literary Agent: Uwe Stender, Triada US Literary

Uwe Stender, Triada US

APRIL 9: THE PHILADELPHIA WRITING WORKSHOP, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Alyssa Eisner HenkinTrident Media Group
Maria LambaJennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Mackenzie BradyNew Leaf Literary
Adriana DominguezFull Circle Literary
Jordy AlbertBooker Albert Literary Agency
Eric SmithPS Literary Agency

APRIL 9: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO WRITING CONFERENCE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Not Disclosed

APRIL 15-16: IDAHO CONFERENCE ON YOUTH &CHILDREN’S LITERATURE & WRITING, BOISE, ID

LEARNING TO SWEAR IN AMERICA by Katie Kennedy; Literary Agent: Kate McKean, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

Kate McKean, Howard Morhaim Literary

Bree Ogden—Red Sofa Literary

APRIL 15-17: PIKES PEAK WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, COLORADO SPRINGS, C0
Melissa L. Edwards—The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency
Linda Epstein—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Angie Hodapp (on behalf of Kristin Nelson)—Nelson Literary Agency
Renee Nyen—KT Literary Agency
Alec ShaneWriters House
Elaine Spencer—The Knight Agency
Susie Townsend—New Leaf Literary

APRIL 16: SCBWI-OKLAHOMA SPRING CONFERENCE, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Jodell Sadler—Sadler Literary Agency
Vicki SelvaggioJennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

DOVE EXILED by Karen Bao; Literary Agent: Simon Lipskar, Writers House

Simon Lipskar, Writers House

APRIL 28-30: LAS VEGAS WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS, NV
Eric Smith—P.S. Literary Agency
Maria Vincente—P.S. Literary Agency

APRIL 29-MAY 1: WILD, WILD MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE, NAPERVILLE, IL
Heather Alexander—Pippin Properties
Rachel Orr—Prospect Agency
Vicki SelvaggioJennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Marietta B. Zacker—Nancy Gallt Literary Agency

APRIL 29-MAY 1: THE ART OF STORY, OTTAWA, ON, CANADA
Jennie Dunham—Dunham Literary

APRIL 29-MAY 1: NESCBWI 2016 CONFERENCE, SPRINGFIELD, MA

THE TRUTH GAME by Anna Staniszewki; Literary Agent: Ammi-Joan Pacquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency

Ammi-Joan Pacquette, EMLA

Linda CamachoProspect Agency
Sara CroweHarvey Clinger Inc.
Moe FerraraBookEnds Literary
Barry GoldblattBarry Goldblatt Literary
Jennifer LaughranAndrea Brown Literary Agency

Talia LevittStudio Goodwin Sturges
Lauren MacLeodThe Strothman Agency
Ammi-Joan PaquetteErin Murphy Literary Agency
Rebecca PodosRees Literary Agency
Kathleen RushallMarsal Lyon Literary Agency
Brooks ShermanThe Bent Agency

CLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE by Ena Jones; Literary Agent: Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown LTD

Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown

APRIL 29-MAY 1: HOUSTON WRITERS GUILD ANNUAL CONFERENCE, HOUSTON, TX
Amy Boggs—Donald Maas Literary Agency
Pete Knapp—New Leaf Literary

MAY 6-7: LDSTORYMAKERS CONFERENCE, PROVO, UT
Josh Adams—Adams Literary
Jenny Bent—The Bent Agency
Marisa A. Corvisiero—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Brianne Johnson—Writers House
Marlene Stringer—The Stringer Literary Agency LLC

MAY 7: IDAHO WRITERS GUILD PITCHFEST, BOISE, ID
Jennifer Johnson-Blalock—Liza Dawson Associates

MAY 14: CHICAGO WRITING WORKSHOP, CHICAGO, IL

THE DICKENS MIRROR by Ilsa J. Bick; Literary Agent: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Jennifer Laughran, ABLA

Gordon WarnockFuse Literary
Simon Lipskar—Writers House
Nicole Resciniti—The Seymour Agency
Gemma CooperThe Bent Agency
Marcy PosnerFolio Literary
Eric SmithP.S. Literary
Alice Speilburg—Speilburg Literary
Rachel BurkotHolloway Literary
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MAY 14-15: AUTHORS’ AND ILLUSTRATORS’ WORKING CONFERENCE, AUSTIN, TXNew!

THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE by Janet Fox; Literary Agent:: Erin Murphy of Erin Murphy Literary Agency

Erin Murphy, EMLA

Pete Knapp—New Leaf Literary
Marietta B. Zacker—Nancy Gallt Literary Agency

MAY 13-15: BIG SUR ON CAPE COD, NORTH FALMOUTH, MA
Andrea Brown—Andrea Brown Literary
Jennifer Laughran—Andrea Brown Literary
Caryn Wiseman—Andrea Brown Literary
Kelly Sonnack—Andrea Brown Literary

MAY 21-22: SCBWI OREGON SPRING CONFERENCE, WILSONVILLE, OR
Danielle ChiottiUpstart Crow
Victoria MariniGelfman Schneider/ICM Partners
Taylor MartindaleFull Circle Literary

TUNNEL VISION by Susan Adrian; Literary Agent: Kate Schafer Testerman, KT Literary

Kate Schafer Testerman, KT Literary

MAY 25-27: SCBWI-SINGAPORE WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS CONFERENCE, SINGAPORE
Andrea Pasion-Flores—Jacaranda Literary Agency

JUNE 4: THE WRITERS CONFERENCE OF CLEVELAND, CLEVELAND, OH
Kimiko Nakamura—Dee Mura Literary
Mallory Brown—TriadaUS Literary Agency
Vicki Selvaggio—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Moe Ferrara—BookEnds Literary
Kaylee Davis—Dee Mura Literary

JUNE 10-12: 21ST CENTURY NONFICTION CHILDREN’S CONFERENCE, NEW ROCHELLE, NY
Caryn Wiseman—Andrea Brown Literary Agency

MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS by Lisa Schroeder; Literary Agent: Sara Crowe, Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

Sara Crowe, Harvey Klinger Agency

JUNE 13-17: WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING FOR YOUNG READERS, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Brooks Sherman—The Bent Agency
John Cusick—Folio Literary Management

JUNE 19-20: CREATE SOMETHING MAGICAL LIBERTY STATES FICTION WRITERS CONFERENCE, ISELIN, NJ
Beth Phelan—The Bent Agency
Victoria Lowes—The Bent Agency
Heather Flaherty—The Bent Agency

JUNE 22-26: UTOPIACON, NASHVILLE, TN
Cate Hart—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Sarah Negotevich—Corvisiero Literary Agency

JUNE 24-26: WRITERS’ LEAGUE OF TEXAS CONFERENCE, AUSTIN, TX
Ammi-Joan PaquetteErin Murphy Literary Agency
Mark Gottlieb—Trident Media Group

JULY 13-16: ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA® 36th ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO, CA

THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED BY Jody Jensen Shaffer; Illustrated by Kelly Kennedy; Author's Agent: Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

For Author: Kathleen Rushall, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Undisclosed

JULY 17-23: WOW RETREAT 2016, HELEN, GA
Sally Apokedak—Sally Apokedak
Essie White—Storm Literary Agency
Victoria Selvaggio—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

AUGUST 7-9: WILLAMETTE WRITERS CONFERENCE, PORTLAND, OR
TBA

AUGUST 12-14: WRITERS DIGEST CONFERENCE EAST, NEW YORK, NYNew!
Laura Biagi—Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
Danielle Burby—HSG Agency
Tanusri Prasanna—HSG Agency
Tara Carberry—Trident Media Group
Mark Gottlieb—Trident Media Group
Kristen Carleton—Prospect Agency
Diana Finch—Diana Finch Literary Agency

A NEARER MOON by Melanie Crowder; Literary Agent: Ammi-Joan Pacquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency

Ammi-Joan Pacquette, EMLA

Marisa Corvisiero—Corvisiero Literary Agency
Stephanie Delman—Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
Elise Erickson—Harold Ober Associates
Heather Flaherty—The Bent Agency
Victoria Lowes—The Bent Agency
Beth Phelan—The Bent Agency
Caitie Flum—Liza Dawson Associates
Roz Foster—Sandra Djikstra Literary Agency
Connor Goldsmith—Fuse Literary
Michelle Richter—Fuse Literary
Mike Hoogland—Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
Andy Kifer—The Gernert Co.
Peter Knapp—New Leaf Literary

THE HOLE STORY OF THE DOUGHNUT by Pat Miller; Illustrator: Vincent X. Kirsch; Author's Literary Agent: Stephen Fraser, Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency; Illustrator's Agent: Christa Heschke, McIntosh & Otis

For Author: Stephen Fraser; For Illustrator: Christa Heschke

Jaida Temperly—New Leaf Literary
Caitlin McDonald—Donald Maass Literary Agency
Katie Shea Boutillier—Donald Maass Literary Agency
Kate McKean—Howard Morhaim Literary
Penny Moore—Fineprint Literary
Rita Rosenkranz—Rita Rosenkranz Literary
Eric Ruben—Eric Ruben
Lydia Shamah—Carol Mann Agency
Alec Shane—Writers House
Stacy Testa—Writers House
Anjali Singh—Pande Literary
Marlene Stringer—Stringer Literary Agency
John Willig—Literary Services

AUGUST 25-28: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN FICTION WRITERS CONFERENCE, NASHVILLE, TNNew!
Nicole Resciniti—The Seymour Agency

SEPTEMBER 4-7: SCBWI AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
TBA

SEPTEMBER 16-17: SCBWI OHIO-NORTH CONFERENCE, TBA

SEPTEMBER 16-19: SCBWI MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE, FRANKLIN, TN
TBA

SEPTEMBER 22-25: HISTORICAL ROMANCE RETREAT, SPOKANE, WANew!
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SEPTEMBER 30, OCTOBER 1-2: WRITE ON THE SOUND WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, EDMOND, WA
TBA

OCTOBER 8: NINTH ANNUAL ROCHESTER WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, ROCHESTER, MI
TBA

OCTOBER 14-16: EMERALD CITY WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, SEATTLE, WA
TBA

OCTOBER 22: SCBWI-HOUSTON CRAFT & CRITIQUE CONFERNECE, HOUSTON, TX
TBA

NOVEMBER TBA: KAUAI WROTERS FESTIVAL, KAUAI, HINew!
Andy Ross—Andy Ross Literary Agency
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