Ready to pitch your latest work? You’ll have the chance to meet with some of the industry’s top agents at the 2016 Spring Fling. Find out more about our featured agents below! Click on agent’s name or agency for even more info.

Pitch Sessions Information



 Danielle Barthel, New Leaf Literary 

Following her completion of the Denver Publishing Institute after graduation, Danielle began interning at Writers House. While there, she realized she wanted to put her English degree and love of the written word to work at a literary agency. She worked as a full-time assistant for three years, and continues to help keep the New Leaf offices running smoothly in her role of Coordinator of Team and Client Services.

She is looking for YA contemporary fiction, fantasy, and speculative, and adult women’s fiction and romance.


Elizabeth Copps

Elizabeth Copps, Maria Caravainis Agency 

Elizabeth Copps began her publishing career in 2010 as an intern for Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. after graduating from Florida State University with a BA in English Literature. She was thrilled to join the agency full-time in 2011 as the new literary assistant. Two years later, she was offered the position of literary associate and is incredibly excited to build her own list of authors. Elizabeth considers herself an eclectic reader, but she is particularly interested in gritty thrillers and mysteries, literary, multicultural and contemporary fiction, romance, women’s fiction, YA and middle grade, and memoirs. She appreciates rich and believable characters who immediately draw readers into their world, and she is captivated by a startling plot twist. MCA’s clients include Mary Balogh, Sandra Brown, Candace Camp, Cindy Gerard, Kristin Higgins, Will Thomas, and Laura Wright among others.


Stephany-EvansStephany Evans, Fine Print Literary 

For twenty-five years, Stephany Evans has represented nonfiction writers in the areas of health and wellness, spirituality, lifestyle, food and drink, sustainability, running and fitness, memoir and narrative nonfiction. She represents a range of women’s fiction, from literary/upmarket commercial to romance, including contemporary, historical, erotic, and romantic suspense. She also represents mysteries, from traditional to cozys, and the occasional novel not aimed at women.

Stephany is looking for fine, accomplished writing, whether the work is by a first time or established author. She is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and the Agents Round Table.


jilll photo jpeg
Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Jill Marsal is a founding partner of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. A publishing veteran of almost 20 years, she was an agent for nine years with the Dijkstra Agency and worked for Dorchester Publishing, editing women’s fiction, romance, and suspense. Jill also has a J.D. and practiced law for 6 years and has strong negotiation skills for working with publishers and negotiating author contracts.

Jill’s emphasis is women’s fiction, commercial fiction, and upmarket fiction, suspense, mystery, thriller, historical and all genres of romance, including contemporary, romantic suspense, historical, category, and others. She works with her authors to help them realize their dreams of being published and to build a long term career as a writer. The Marsal Lyon Literary Agency strives to partner with their clients on all phases of the publishing path. Jill loves to be surprised by a unique plot or characters and is always looking for a new, fresh voice or approach.  She is very interested in working with both new and established authors.


Jessica photoJessica Sinsheimer, Sara Jane Freymann

Jessica Sinsheimer has been reading and campaigning for her favorite queries since 2004. Now an Associate Agent at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, she’s known for #MSWL,,
#PubTalkTV—and for drinking far too much tea.

Always on the lookout for new writers, she is most excited about smart, quirky, female-driven stories–and those featuring food, travel, spies/scheming, unusual weaponry, multilayered relationships, well-intentioned but awkward heros, and a large emotional and
aesthetic range. A romantic element is, of course, a plus. She’s enormously fond of works with highbrow sentences and lowbrow content–and is officially open to all subgenres.

You can follow her on Twitter at @JSinsheim.