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! 




 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 Evans, Fine Print Literary 


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Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon 

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.


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