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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).

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2015 Writers’ Conferences

SEPTEMBER 11-15: ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS, WESTMINSTER, CO
Danielle Burby—Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency
Carrie Howland—Donadio and Olson, Inc.FAN ART by Sarah Tregay; Agent: Danielle Chiotti, Upstart Crow Literary
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
Melissa Jeglinski—The Knight Agency

SEPTEMBER 12: MICHIGAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP, DETROIT, MI
Mark Gottlieb—Trident Media
Amanda Luedeke—MacGregor Literary
Alice Speilburg—Speilburg Literary
Brent Taylor—TriadaUS Literary Agency

SEPTEMBER 17-19: HAMPTON ROADS WRITERS CONFERENCE, VIRGINIA BEACH, VANew!
ANYWHERE BUT PARADISE by Anne Bustard; Agent: Emily Mitchell, Wernick & Pratt AgencyMark Gottlieb—Trident Media
Heather Flaherty—The Bent Agency
Melissa Edwards—Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency

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

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

September 18-20: SCBWI MIDSOUTH FALL CONFERENCE, FRANKLIN, TNFOR THE RIGHT TO LEARN: MALALA YOUSAFZAIS'S STORY by Rebecca LAngston-George; Agent: KAren Grencek. Red Fox Literary
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, CTUPDATE!
Emily Keyes—Fuse Literary
Saba Sulaiman—Talcott Notch Literary ServicesTHE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE by Robin Newman, Illustrator: Deborah Zemke; Author's Agent: Liza Fleissig, Liza Royce 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 LiteraryEXTRAORDINARY by Miriam Spitzer Franklin; Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4EO Literary

October 3: 4th ANNUAL COMADRES AND COMPADRES LATINO WRITERS CONFERENCE, NEW YORK, NY
Regina Brooks—Serendipity Literary Agency
Dawn Michelle Hardy—Serendipity Literary Agency
Linda Camacho—Prospect Agency
Pablo De La Vega—Indent Literary Agency
Adriana Dominguez—Full Circle Literary
Diane Stockwell—Globo Libros Literary ManagementBREAKING SKY: Cori MacCarthy; Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary

 

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, CA
Paul S. Levine—Paul S. Levine Literary
Courtney Miller-Callihan—Sanford J. Greenburger AssociatesDEVOTED by Jennifer Matheiu; Agent: Sarah LaPolla, Bradford Literary
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, CALOST 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, OKUNRAVEL by Imogen Howson; Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4EO Literary Agency
Christa Heschke—Macintosh & Otis

OCTOBER 15-18: FLORIDA WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION, ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL
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

OCTOBER 16-18: JAMES RIVER WRITER’S CONFERENCE, RICHMOND, VA
Rebecca Podos—Rees Literary Agency
Linda Camacho—Prospect Agency
Heather Flaherty—The Bent Agency
Beth Phelan—The Bent Agency
FROM WHERE I WATCH YOU by Shannon Grogan; Agent: Sarah Davies, The Greenhouse Literary Agency

OCTOBER 17: RUTGERS ONE-ON-ONE PLUS, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
Applications Closed

OCTOBER 17: CenCal SCBWI Writers’ Day, THOUSAND OAKS, CA
John Cusick—Folio Literary Management

OCTOBER 23-24: SCBWI ATLANTIC FALL CONFERENCE, DULLES, VA
Rachel OrrProspect Agency
Jennifer UnterUnter Agency
Marietta ZackerNancy Gallt AgencyOVER IN THE WETLANDS by Caroline Rose Starr; Illustrator: Rob Dunlavey; Author's Agent: Tracey Adams, Adams Literary

OCTOBER 23-25: SURREY INTERNATIONAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, SURREY, BC, CANADA
Laura Bradford—Bradford Literary Agency
Naomi Davis—Inklings Literary Agency
Laurie McLean—Fuse LiteraryCLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE by Ena Jones; Agent: Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown LTD
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, IN
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

October 25: AGENT DAY, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Clare Wallace—Darley Anderson Agency
Neeltje Smitskamp—Marianne Schönbach Literary Agency

NOVEMBER 6-8: SCBWI KANSAS CONFERENCE, OVERLAND PARK, KS
John Cusick—Folio Literary ManagementMESMER MENACE by Kersten Hamilton, Agent: Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary Agency
Deborah Warren—East/West Literary Agency, LLC

NOVEMBER 7: SCBWI WESTERN PA FALL CONFERENCE, PITTSBURG, PA
Ammi-Joan Paquette—Erin Murphy Literary Agency
Alexandra Penfold—Upstart Crow Literary

NOVEMBER 13: CONNECTICUT WRITING WORKSHOP, HARTFORD, CT
Kimiko Nakamura—Dee Mura LiteraryA BEAR'S YEAR by Kathy Duval; Illustrator: Gerry Turley; Author's Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
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:
Heather Flaherty The Bent Agency

NOVEMBER 14: BOSTON WRITING WORKSHOP, BOSTON, MA
Lane Heymont—The Seymour Agency
Kimiko Nakamura—Dee Mura Literary
Kaylee Davis—Dee Mura Literary
Rubin Pfeffer—Ruben Pfeffer Content
Ann Collette—Rees Literary AgencyGINNY LOUISE AND THE SCHOOL SHOWDOWN by Tammi Sauer, Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger; Author's Agent: Stephen Malk, Writers House
Lana Popovic—Chalberg & Sussman
Amaryah Orenstein—GO Literary

NOVEMBER 14: PRAIRIE WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS DAY, PALATINE, IL
Linda Epstein—Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

NOVEMBER 21-22: SCBWI-BI NEW READERS AHOY! CREATING STORIES TO TREASURE, WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND
Amber Caravéo—Skylark LiteraryMIND YOUR MONSTERS by Catherine Bailey; Illustrated by: Oriole Vidal; Author's Agent: Kathlenn Rushall, Marshall Lyon Literary
Julia Churchill—A.M.Heath
Gemma Cooper—The Bent Agency
Penny Holroyde—Penny Holroyde
Felicity Trew—Caroline Sheldon Agency

2015: BOOK PASSAGE CHILDREN’S WRITERS’ & ILLUSTRATORS’ CONFERENCE, CORTE MADERA, CAGOODNIGHT, MANGER by LAura Sassi; Illustrator: Jane Chapman; Author's Agent: Lara Perkins, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
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2016 Writers’ Conferences

FEBRUARY 4-6: PUBWEST 2016, SANTA FE, NM
TBASECRETS OF SELKIE BAY by Shelley Thomas Moore; Agent:Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, New Leaf Literary

FEBRUARY 11-14: SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Kristyn KeeneICM Partners
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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, ALPRINCESS 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, GA
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
TBA

MARCH 19-20: Team SCBWI in MD/DE/WV, BUCKEYSTOWN, MD
TBAHOODOO by Ronald Smith; Agent: Adriann Ranta, Wolf Literary Services

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
Amanda Leuck—Spencerhill Associates

MARCH 25-26: FLORIDA WRITING WORKSHPS, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLPAINLESS by S.A. Harazin; Agent: Steven Chudney, The Chudney Agency
Nicole Resciniti—The Seymour Agency
Kurestin Armada—PS Literary Agency

APRIL 15-17: PIKES PEAK WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, COLORADO SPRINGS, C0
TBA

APRIL 28-30: LAS VEGAS WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS, NV
TBARUTHLESS by Carolyn Adams; Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4E) Literary

APRIL 29-MAY 1: WILD, WILD MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE, NAPERVILLE, IL
TBA

MAY 14-15: AUTHORS’ AND ILLUSTRATORS’ WORKING CONFERENCE, AUSTIN, TX
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MAY 21-22: SCBWI OREGON SPRING CONFERENCE, WILSONVILLE, ORLADY PANCAKE AND SIR FRENCH TOAST by Josh Funk; Illustrator: Brandon Kearney; Agent: Kathleen Rushall
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JUNE 19-20: CREATE SOMETHING MAGICAL LIBERTY STATES FICTION WRITERS CONFERENCE, ISELIN, NJ
TBA

July 17-20: SCBWI SYDNEY CONFERENCE, Sydney, Australia
TBA
Registration opens December 2015

JULY TBA: DESERT NIGHT, RISING STARS, PHOENIX, AZ