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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.

2 comments:

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.

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