NJRW is pleased to welcome a number of editors and agents to this year’s conference.
Each editor and/or agent will be taking appointments on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each appointment is 8-10 minutes. Editor/agent appointments are done on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration will ensure you have a spot for this important part of the conference. Even if editors and agents get added to our list later, you will have an opportunity to update your choices for appointments. It’s your spot in registration that matters. The earlier you sign up, the more likely it will be that you get your top choices.
Here is the list of editors and agents who are already scheduled to take appointments. Check back here often for an updated list!
Once registration has begun, you will be able to access the form to request an editor/agent appointment here as well.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact 2013 Editor/Agent Chair, Marlo Berliner, email@example.com
The presence of a specific editor/publisher or agent/agency at the NJRW Conference is not intended to be an endorsement of or recommendation for that particular industry professional. All writers are urged to carry out due diligence and research before signing with an agent/agency for representation or accepting a publishing contract with any publisher. This due diligence is even more important now during this volatile time in the publishing industry when lines between the roles of authors, agents, editors and publishers are blurring.
375 Hudson St. NY, NY 10014 Cindy.Hwang@us.penguingroup.com 212-366-2287
Seeking: Commercial fiction, romance and women's fiction (subgenres include historical, contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, erotic romance and older Young Adult romance), mysteries and thrillers.
Submission Policy: 3 chapters and a synopsis with a query letter. Hard copy or email.
Authors include Christine Feehan, Nalini Singh, Lora Leigh, Karen White, Kay Hooper, Sylvia Day, Sylvain Reynard, Erin McCarthy, Maya Banks, Thea Harrison, Pamela Clare, Carly Phillips, Meljean Brook, Shannon K. Butcher, Angela Knight, Alyssa Day, MaryJanice Davidson, Jessica Clare, Virginia Kantra.
1056 Home Avenue Akron, OH 44310 KrishanT@ellorascave.com 347-336-2413
Seeking: Contemporary, Historical, Fantasy, Futuristic, Paranormal, Vampires, LBGT, Multicultural, New Adult
Submission Policy: Email directly at KrishanT@ellorascave.com. Submissions must be erotic romance or erotica with explicit sex scenes. No romance please.
Authors/clients: Avery Aster, Carmen Greene, Christina Phillips, Rosolyn Holcomb, Cynammon Foster
119 W 40th St. New York, NY 10018 firstname.lastname@example.org (212) 407-1577
Seeking: Romance (Contemporary, Historical, Suspense), Historical Fiction and Mystery, Cozy Mysteries, Commercial Women's Fiction
Submission Policy: Please query with a synopsis and three chapters
870 market St. Ste. 1201 San Francisco CA 94102, email@example.com 703 300 6748
Seeking: Erotic (I/R,BDSM, LGBT) Mysteries, Science Fiction Erotic where romance plays a considerable role.
Submission Policy: Check firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors/clients: Cherise Sinclair, Tere Michaels, Z.A. Maxfield and a host of other authors.
95 Photine Drive Lowell, MA 01854, email@example.com, 978-930-5126
Seeking: Erotic. (M/M, ménage, and shifter stories)
Submission Policy: First three chapter to editor before requesting full. Novels of 50-60K words and short stories of 5K.
Authors: Courtney Sheets, Rory Ni Colean
5800 Arlington Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking: Romance (sexy contemporary, hot Regency or Victorian, and thoughtful and/or dark contemporary YA)
Submission Policy: Email. Query and first five pages in the body of an email. No memoirs, poetry or screenplays. All queries must belong to a finished manuscript.
Authors/Clients: Lisa Renee Jones, Donna Grant, Hope Tarr, Megan Frampton, Lindsay Cummings, Cindy Nord, Diane Alberts. Full listing at www.louisefury.com.
John Hawkins & Associates, Inc. 71 West 23rd Street – Suite 1600, New York, New York 10010 email@example.com, 212-807-7040
Seeking: Fiction: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense (including Romantic and Historical Suspense) Literary and Commercial Fiction, Women's fiction, occasionally Historical Fiction
Non-fiction: History, Biography, Public Policy, Nature and the Outdoors, Women's Issues, Narrative Non-fiction (not personal memoir.)
Submission Policy: Query letter. Fiction: synopsis and first few chapters.
Lexington Ave, Suite 1500, New York, NY 10016 SHquery@mcintosandotis.com (queries and submissions only) 212-687-7400 (office)
Seeking: Romance (romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, dystopian, women's fiction with strong romantic elements, inspirational romance), mystery/thriller and an occasional YA, Stories featuring animals (dogs and horses especially) and sexy cowboys are encouraged.
No family saga, violence towards women, and no books with heavy religious themes.
Submission Policy: Email preferred embedded in the email (no attachments). Query letter, one paragraph author bio, a two-page synopsis, and three sample chapters (approx. 30 pages). Guidelines at: http://mcintoshandotis.com/submissions.html
Authors/clients: Worked under Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein with her romance authors Teri Wilson, Jacqueline Battisti, Lizbeth Selvig. Worked on estates of Eleanor Hibbert (pseudonyms Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, and Philippa Carr) and Phyllis Whitney. Represents the subsidiary rights for M&O as well as subsidiary rights for Louisiana State University Press and University of Nebraska Press.
445 Park Avenue, Floor 13, New York, New York, 10022, firstname.lastname@example.org 212-421-1700 x231
Seeking: Historical romance from authors offering fresh approaches to period romance and period suspense, particularly featuring strong female characters.
Submission Policy: email only
Clients/info: Joined Janklow & Nesbit in 2005 after practicing intellectual property law at The Guggenheim Museum, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and boutique entertainment firm Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.
445 Park Ave, Floor 13, New York, NY 10022, email@example.com, (212) 421-1700
Seeking: Contemporary, historical, romantic suspense/thrillers, paranormal romance, and novels with strong romantic elements.
Submission Policy: E-mail. Query letter, including a complete bio and the first ten pages.
Authors/clients: Darynda Jones, Jillian Lauren, Bee Ridgway, Courtney Miller Santo, Beatriz Williams, Juliana Gray, Kat Martin, Sophia Nash, Jennifer Bernard.
P. O. Box 448, Natick, MA 01760, firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-941-0642
Preferences and Submission policy: see www.therubenagency.com
Authors/clients: Anne Elizabeth, Shona Husk, and numerous others.
Suite 801, 121 West 27th St., New York, NY 10001, email@example.com
Seeking: Fiction, (especially women’s fiction) (book club fiction), commercial-scale literary fiction, and edgy, contemporary YA. In non-fiction, seeking memoir and narrative non-fiction relating to food, pop culture, health and lifestyle. Katie Shea joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2011.
1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2320, New York, NY 10020, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-245-6365
Seeking: literary and mainstream fiction, mystery and suspense, thrillers, historicals, contemporary women’s fiction, young adult and young adult cross-over, memoir, and multicultural fiction. The agency does not represent screenplays, children’s picture books, science fiction, or poetry.
Submission Policy: Send a query letter, a synopsis, two sample chapters, and note any writing credentials Attn.: Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. Query Department to the above address. Send electronic queries to email@example.com. All files must be Word or PDF. For return of materials, include a SASE. *There is no reading fee.
Authors/clients: Mary Balogh, Sandra Brown, Candace Camp, Cindy Gerard, Kristin Higgins, Will Thomas, and Laura Wright.
10 East 53rd Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10022, firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @CapChapReads
Preferences: YA fiction (Middle-grade, young adult). Contemporary and realistic fiction (including contemporary romance), commercial literary (for middle-grade or YA), anything for middle-grade boys, action-adventure, middle-grade mystery, YA thriller/horror, reality-based sci-fi/fantasy. No paranormal romance, issue books, or graphic novels.
Submission Policy: Email. Submissions from NJRW conference for one month from the conference date. Please mark in the subject line NJRW Conference attendee.
Authors/Clients: New York Times bestselling author Tim Green, Michelle Gagnon (Don't Turn Around, which received three starred reviews and was a VOYA Perfect Ten, an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly), Lesley Livingston (the Wondrous Strange trilogy; the Starling trilogy, Demitria Lunetta (In the After)
730 Fifth Ave, New York NY 10019, email@example.com, (212) 556-5659
Seeking: Romance (fantasy, science fiction, paranormal elements), YA, humorous Chick Lit, New Adult.
Submission Policy: Email. Query letter in the body, and first three chapters (as an attachment).
Authors/Clients: Laurel Wanrow, Kourtney Heintz, Zoe Samuel, and Diana Gallagher
43 Oak Ridge Parkway, Toms River NJ 08755, firstname.lastname@example.org,  944-9727
Seeking: Romance, erotic romance, strong romantic elements. (BDSM, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy)
Submission Policy: Email to Lyrical Press: https://lyricalpress.submittable.com/submit
Submit full manuscript only, accompanied by a query and two-page synopsis. All other query types will be ignored. Required word count: 20,000 – 100,000 words.
Authors/clients: Sondrae Bennett, Jessi Gage, Jennifer Cole, Avery Flynn, Gina Gordon, Cristal Ryder, Annie Nicholas, Serenity Woods, M. Fredrick.
233 Broadway, Suite 1001, New York, NY 10279
Susan_Litman@Harlequin.ca, 212-553-4200 x231
Seeking: Currently acquiring primarily for Harlequin Special Edition, projects suitable for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and across series (or direct a submission to another editor if the pitch sounds suitable.) Projects for the new Harlequin Digital First program, including the Shivers series (guidelines available on Harlequin.com.)
Submission Policy: Full manuscript and synopsis or partial and synopsis upon request if pitched in person, or query letter/synopsis/first three chapters by email (Microsoft Word attachments only, please.)
Authors/clients: New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Beth Kery, USA TODAY Bestselling Author Judy Duarte, Vicki Hinze, Gina Wilkins and Karen Rose Smith, and award-winning authors Brenda Harlen, Loreth Anne White and Gail Barrett.
Seeking: Acquiring for the following imprints under Harlequin Kimani: Harlequin Kimani Romance, Harlequin Kimani TRU, and Harlequin Kimani Press, especially Harlequin Kimani's category romance line.
Submission Policy: Requested materials can be sent by email. All other should submit either electronically through the Harlequin website or by mail.
Authors/clients: Kayla Perrin, Velvet Carter, Felicia Mason, Caridad Ferrer, Shirley Hailstock, Jacquelin Thomas, AlTonya Washington, Delaney Diamond, Theodora Taylor, Candace Shaw, Tiffany Ashley, Pamela Yaye, Deborah Fletcher Mello, Janice Sims, Dara Girard, Phyllis Bourne, Judy Lynn Hubbard, J.M. Jeffries, Wayne Jordan, Lisa Watson and Sherelle Green
Seeking: Inspirational romantic suspense. Will take pitches for Love Inspired, Love Inspired Historical, Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Desire, Harlequin Intrigue, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Special Edition, and Harlequin Teen.
Submission Policy: Either email or direct mail.
Authors/clients: Allie Pleiter, Camy Tang, Deb Kastner, Elizabeth Goddard, Jill Elizabeth Nelson, Laurie Kingery, Noelle Marchand, Susan Sleeman, etc
Seeking: romantic suspense (Intrigue)
Submission Policy: Unless requested (in which case, email materials directly), please submit via Harlequin website to attention of, (full manuscript if available, or at least first 3 chapters) http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=1770&chapter=0
Authors/clients: Gwen Knight, Neely Powell, Sierra Woods
Seeking: Christian series romance, contemporary, suspense or historical
Submission Policy: Requested materials can be sent by email. All other should submit either electronically through the Harlequin website or by mail.
Authors/clients: Renee Andrews, Jenna Mindel, Dorothy Clark, Lissa Manley, Jean C. Gordon, Louise M. Gouge, Jessica Keller, Virginia Carmichael, Elisabeth Rees, Virginia Vaughan
Seeking: Historical romance (specifically Regency), small-town contemporary romance, paranormal. Stories with steamy love scenes, and intelligent/witty characters preferred.
No urban fantasy.
Submission Policy: Must be 90K words or more. No unsolicited submissions, with the exception of authors met with at the NJRW conference where requests for submission of materials will be made directly.
10 East 53rd St. NY, NY 10022 email@example.com
Seeking: All genres of romance for print and ebook. Interested in fun, sexy contemporary romance, deeply emotional historical romance, serialized erotica, romantic suspense, and New Adult.
Submission Policy: We welcome any and all submissions at avonromance.com/impulse. Please submit a synopsis, query letter, and full manuscript. We accept all lengths, time periods, and genres of romance. No YA.
Authors/Clients: Tessa Dare, Karen Ranney, Jennifer Bernard, Molly McAdams, J. Lynn, C. L. Wilson, Cynthia Sax, to name a few.
233 Broadway, Suite 1001, NY, NY 10279 Kerri_Buckley@CarinaPress.com
Seeking: All subgenres and heat levels of romance (excluding inspirational but including m/m), Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Historical Romance, Mystery (all subgenres), Action Adventure, Science Fiction (all subgenres), Fantasy (all subgenres), Interactive Adventures. We do not require genre fiction books such as mystery, science fiction, and fantasy to have romantic elements.
Submission Policy: Carina Press is a fiction imprint. If your manuscript is 15,000 words or longer and fits into the genres we are looking for, we will consider it! We will not look at manuscripts under 15,000 words, nor will we consider non-fiction, Women’s Fiction, Horror, Thrillers, Literary Fiction, Inspirational Fiction, or Young Adult projects. Kerri is most interested in receiving queries for completed, fully polished manuscripts. Queries must include the following: 1) Brief, introductory query letter listing genre, word count and a short description of the book, as well as any pertinent information about the author, including both legal name and pen name and any writing credits 2) Full mailing address included in query letter 3) 2-5 page synopsis of book that details character development, plot and conflict/story resolution. Full submission guidelines can be viewed here: http://carinapress.com/blog/submission-guidelines/
Authors include: Michele Mannon (Worth Fighting For series; Knock Out coming December 2013), Rhonda Shaw (The Change Up coming January 2014), Elia Winters (Purely Professional coming January 2014) Lorenda Christensen (Dancing with Dragons coming March 2014), P.J. Schnyder (Sing for the Dead coming November 2013; Fighting Kat coming January 2014), April Field-Taylor (Duty of Evil coming May 2013), Kari Miller (Goddess Born coming May 2014)