Whitley Abell

Whitley Abell

Agent - Inklings Literary Agency

Whitley Abell is a Literary Agent with Inklings Literary Agency. With degrees in English Literature and Secondary Education, she can tell you everything there is to know about feminist literary theory and the Common Core Standards. She completed successful internships with Carol Mann Agency, P.S. Literary Agency, and Inklings Literary Agency, the last of which she later joined as an assistant, and is now building her own list as an agent. When she’s not agenting or daylighting as a content manager, she can typically be found sipping tea, binging cult classic shows, and slipping down rabbit holes of the literary and fandom varieties. What is Whitley looking for? Whitley is currently building her client list and is actively seeking completed young adult, middle grade, and select commercial fiction manuscripts (namely women’s fiction, mystery/suspense/thrillers, and fantasy). Strong female voices are near and dear to her heart, and she is particularly drawn to fresh retellings, diverse voices, dark twists, and distance parts of the world she’ll likely never see. For more information, visit whitleyabell.com and inklingsliterary.com, find Whitley on twitter (handle: @whitleyabell), or check out her manuscript wishlist (MSWL) at manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/whitley-abell.
Stephanie Hansen

Stephanie Hansen

Agent - Metamorphosis Literary Agency

Stephanie represents debut to New York Times bestselling authors. She's signed authors with small presses to major publishing house distribution. She received her Master’s in 2008 and Creative Writing Specialization in 2017. Predominately she represents YA SF/F but has a secret addiction for romance. While these are her favorite, she handles everything fiction from middle grade books to adult mystery. Previously an editor for Mind’s Eye Literary Magazine, she became a part of Metamorphosis July 2016. Originally looking to help Midwest authors garner the attention of major publishing houses, despite residing in "flyover states", she found camaraderie with multiple agents and editors. @hansenwriter Pitch requirements: - A completed and fully polished manuscript - Adult Thriller, Adult Romance, or YA SF/F - No picture books at this time - No previously self-published books accepted
Justin Wells

Justin Wells

Jr. Agent- Corvisiero Literary Agency

Justin started his journey six years ago when he started his blog which grew far beyond what he had originally thought it ever would. If you had asked him then, he would have never imagined just how much his journey would impact his future. Being a literary agent is something that Justin has fallen in love with, and is eager to continue for years to come.  Justin is going into his Senior year of college, and will be graduating with a B.S. in Mass Communications with a focus in Public Relations. He loves being able to utilize his skills in public relations to assist the agency, and his own clients through his work as a literary agent.  Justin loves every aspect of being a literary agent. He loves being able to do all he can to help writers. Be it writers he speaks to over social media, conferences, or other sources. The ability to help writers hone their craft is one of the most rewarding aspects of being an agent for him. He loves helping his amazing clients, along with the many other writers he comes into contact with through other means. Seeking: Middle Grade: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Adventure, and Historical Fiction.  Young Adult: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Contemporary, and Dystopian. New Adult: Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, Science Fiction  Adult: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction Submission Guidelines: Please follow the general submission guidelines on our "Submissions" page and send to query@corvisieroagency.com with the subject title: "Query - ATTN: Justin Wells, [name of manuscript]" Include the following: - Strong query - 1-2 page synopsis - 10 page sample of manuscript included in the body of your email, at the bottom (DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS) - Social Media Links Please do not e-mail unsolicited queries to his personal work e-mail. They will not be read. Thank you for your understanding.
Alice Speilburg

Alice Speilburg

Agent - Speilburg Literary Agency

Alice Speilburg is the founding literary agent at Speilburg Literary Agency and has worked in publishing since 2008. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators, and she is a board member of Louisville Literary Arts. She is currently building her client list and represents narrative nonfiction and commercial fiction for adult and YA readers. For more information, please visit her website: http://speilburgliterary.com or connect with her on Twitter @AliceNicoleH. She is seeking: In Nonfiction, especially when written by a journalist: Biography, Food, Gender issues, Health, History, Music, Pop culture, Relationships, Science, Travel. In Fiction: Historical fiction, Mainstream fiction with elements of sci-fi/ fantasy/ horror, Mystery/suspense, young adult.
Michelle Richter

Michelle Richter

Agent - Fuse Literary Agency

Michelle has a degree in Economics with a minor in Russian from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and left a career in finance for publishing. She joined the editorial department of Big Five publisher St. Martin’s Press in 2006 after obtaining a Masters in Publishing from Pace University. She joined Fuse Literary in 2014 and as an agent is primarily seeking fiction, specifically book club reads, literary fiction, well-crafted women’s commercial fiction, thrillers, and mysteries. For nonfiction, she’s interested in fashion, film, television, science, medicine, sociology/social trends, and economics for trade audiences. For this conference, Michelle is taking pitches for all 8 agents at Fuse Literary, so she will listen to pitches on everything except inspirational/religious and erotica. Find out more at FuseLiterary.com and AgentSavant.com, and on Twitter @FuseLiterary and @AgentSavant. If she requests a query from you at the PitchFest, query her at Michelle@fuseliterary.com and put “ShowMeRequest” in the subject line or it will be auto-rejected.