We are delighted to have 5 stellar agents attending Spring Fling 2018.
All agents are taking pitches. Learn more about them below:
Danielle Egan-Miller is president of Browne & Miller Literary Associates. Danielle learned the business of book publishing from the agency side as she began her career as the assistant to, later the associate of, legendary literary agent Jane Jordan Browne.
She is an intrepid reader, her tastes are very eclectic, and she look for exceptional writing and very fine storytelling. She is always interested in promising new voices and those kinds of books that draw her in, fully capture her attention, and then hold it until the very last page. If her heart races a little bit along the way, all the better.
For 2017,she is seeking:
- Literary/commercial fiction/women’s fiction
- Substantive women’s historical fiction, often with romantic overtones (she loves OUTLANDER)
- Character-driven crime novels and psychological thrillers including highly original dark family dramas and domestic suspense stories
- Gothic/Gothic-styled fiction,contemporary or historical
- Historical and Contemporary Romance in most subgenres
- Christian/inspirational fiction by established authors
I am especially on the lookout for:
- A Southern-set, dark and atmospheric and highly original police procedural/crime series, maybe NOLA-set?
- Scottish Highland or Regency-set historical romances, remarkably well-written and with interesting twists
- An expertly-crafted, Chicago-set historical thriller reminiscent of Caleb Carr’s THE ALIENIST
- Anything about Oona O’Neill Chaplin
On the non-fiction side, elegantly written narrative non-fiction by nationally-recognized experts is always of interest. Danielle loves Old Hollywood and anything about American family dynasties. EMPTY MANSIONS by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr was a recent favorite read.
Sorry, but Browne & Miller is no longer accepting submissions of (Adult) Memoirs or of Young Adult fiction; no children’s books of any kind; and Danielle does not represent horror, sci fi/fantasy, poetry, or screenplays.
Emily is the president of Prospect Agency. She opened the agency is 2005 with the goal of offering clients top notch representation, creating a community-centered haven for authors and illustrators, and taking a leadership role in creating bold, innovative literature. As an agent, she excels at identifying and nurturing each author’s unique strengths and helping to grow long, sustainable publishing careers. Emily is a member in good standing at the AAR. She is also a founding member of the breakout literary production company, et al Creative.
What I’m Looking For: Contemporary, erotic, and select historical romance; Self-published authors looking to explore a hybrid career; Commercial and upmarket women’s fiction; Literary and commercial YA fiction; Select middle grade and early reader fiction with strong commercial appeal.
What I’m Not Looking For: Science fiction and fantasy; Prescriptive non-fiction; Poetry and screenplays.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Poteet attended Colby College where she majored in English and Religious Studies. While studying at St. Andrews, she realized that though she enjoyed Shakespeare and the Dead Sea Scrolls, she preferred reading stories with a little more heat and heart. Lizzie took her passion for romance and turned it into a position with RT Bookreviews as a romance reviewer. In 2011, she joined the editorial team at St. Martin’s Press where she worked with romance, YA, nonfiction, and women’s fiction. Then in 2015, Lizzie became the e-book original coordinator for SMP Swerve, helping launch the digital only romance imprint. She now lives in Brooklyn with her dachshund Mr. Darcy and is most happy when she has a good book, proper AC, and a cup of tea.
Lizzie is always looking for a good love story. She loves classic romance tropes, strong dialogue, sassy heroines, witty banter, and good old fashion romance. She’s actively seeking fun women’s fiction, inspirational romance, cozy mystery, New Adult, YA, romantic suspense, historical and contemporary romances, and loves anything with a happy ending.
Sarah LaPolla joined Bradford Literary Agency in 2013. She had previously worked in the foreign rights department at Curtis Brown, Ltd., and became an associate agent there in 2010. Sarah received her MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) from The New School in 2008, and has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Ithaca College.
Representing MG, YA, and Adult fiction, Sarah is especially drawn to the following genres: upmarket contemporary fiction, science fiction, magical realism, psychological mystery, and literary horror. No matter the genre, Sarah is drawn to layered characters and page-turning narratives that evoke a wide range of emotions. Whether they write quirky YA rom-com, issue-driven fiction, or edgy urban fantasy, Sarah’s authors tend to reflect larger themes within a character-focused story.
Sarah is not looking for: nonfiction, picture books, inspirational/spiritual novels, or erotica
She is specifically interested in representing all varieties of Romance, some Women’s Fiction, and select Non-Fiction. For romance she is interested in the following genres: Contemporary, Historical, Western, Sports, Regency, Inspirational, Category, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Suspense, New Adult, and any combination thereof. For women’s fiction Sarah is drawn to layered stories that don’t shy away from the realities, and often difficulties, of life. She particularly enjoys women’s fiction that has cross generational plotlines, and as always meaningful pet characters are a plus along with happy endings. For non-fiction projects she would love to see anything involving animals, specifically inspirational equine stories, and she also is an avid sports fan and would love to see more athletic narratives in her queries.
Main attractions in romance submissions are: strong romantic relationships (chemistry is a MUST). Voice should be intelligent and unique. Plots should be well thought-out and original with touches of humor and whimsy. Sarah cherishes her rural southern roots and particularly enjoys stories with a supporting cast of animal characters: horses, dogs, cats; essentially all pets furry and friendly. You can find her on her personal twitter page here @seyitsme
PLEASE NOTE: Sarah does not represent Poetry, Horror, Middle Grade, or Children’s books. And she is no longer looking to take on any new YA projects. Thank you!