Tuesday, July 31, 2007

More about PNWA

As promised, I have even more info to share about my awesome weekend in Seattle. Not only is it a fabulous city and beautiful area, the conference it sponsored was killer.

Thank you, everyone, for getting the word out about my little blog. Hee hee. It's fun. And I look forward to inviting some guest bloggers to talk about some of the topics I like to talk about. Hey, it's my blog, right? Of course I'll almost always talk about something writing related, I love industry news, and I love to talk up my favorite authors, too. It seems more than a few of you are interested in Urban Fantasy, so that subject will be getting a lot of words devoted to it because I love it, too.

I mentioned the conference was abuzz about UF. So, you ask, who exactly is in the market for such fabulous fiction? On Friday morning, there were 3 panels: 1 editor panel that was an hour long, followed by 2 agent panels that were 45 minutes each. There were so many agents -- remember, I said there were 19 -- that they split them up on the panel to double our pleasure.

Here are the agents on the lookout for UF: Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown; Jim McCarthy of Distel & Goderich Literary Management (I think, but I'm not 100% positive); Kate McKean; Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary Agency (as long as it's female-focused); Miriam Kriss of Irene Goodman Literary Agency (she's doing very well with her UF authors, btw); Rachel Vater of Folio Literary Agency (also doing a fabulous job with her UF authors). Scott Hoffman of Folio might be interested in a really super special UF if he thought it would get a six-figure advance. He seems very open to just about anything if it's good.

Of the publishers: Liz Scheier, senior editor for Del Rey; Paul Stevens, associate editor for TOR.

That's all for now, but there's more to report. I'll tell you about Richelle Meade's workshop called "The Werewolf Next Door" another time.


Sherry Davis said...

Great news on the UF market!

Mark said...

I can definitively say, Jim does represent Urban Fantasy. He's my agent.

I'm Mark by the way.

Been enjoying reading your new blog. Are you totally having fun with it? I think I'm addicted. Swing on by when you can.