Updated list of literary agents attending DFWCon

If you have registered to attend DFWCon, you can go to the signup form to choose your literary agent for a pitch or consultation.

You get one free session with your conference registration. You will be asked to indicate your first, second and third choice of agent. This is in case we’re not able to place you with your first choice.

You can use this helpful file to see what genres the agents are looking for. But be sure to research the agents independently so you choose the one who’s right for you.

If you haven’t registered yet, now is the time! Sign up today before your favorite agent is fully booked.

Amelia Appel – Triada US Literary Agency
Margaret Bail – Fuse Literary
Savannah Brooks – Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Arielle Datz – Dunow, Carlson & Lerner 
Jennie Goloboy – Donald Maass Literary Agency
Jennifer Grimaldi – Chalberg & Sussman
Erik Hane – Red Sofa Literary
Weronika Janczuk – D4eo Literary Agency
Kaitlyn Johnson – Corvisiero Literary Agency
Sandy Lu – L. Perkins Agency
James McGowan – BookEnds Literary Agency
Natascha Morris – BookEnds Literary Agency
Trodayne Northern – Prentis Literary
Ann Rose – The Prospect Agency
Eva Scalzo – Speilburg Literary Agency
Tina P. Schwartz – The Purcell Agency LLC
Nikki Terpilowski – Holloway Literary

Profiles

Jennifer Grimaldi (formerly Jennifer Letwack) has always gravitated toward otherworldly, fantastical novels that reflect our own world’s past and present. Formerly an editor with Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press, where she acquired and edited S. Jae-Jones’ New York Times bestseller WINTERSONG, she is now building her list as an agent with Chalberg & Sussman. At C&S, she is actively looking for clients with historicals, romance, horror, and YA & adult sci-fi and fantasy novels, Across all genres, Jennifer loves strong, voice-driven novels, dark and romantic themes, and books that make her think—and learn. She is particularly excited by books that explore gender and sexuality, especially those with diverse, LGBTA+ leads, and own-voice writers.

Natascha Morris spent most of her childhood in a leather chair with her nose in a book. Formerly an editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster, her passion for books across genres and her desire to finding amazing talent drove her to make the transition from editorial to literary agent. Her editorial philosophy stems from the idea that all books should be well written and entertaining.  Natascha is primarily looking for picture book, middle grade and young adult manuscripts across most genres, including contemporary, mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, historical fiction, and narrative non-fiction. She is also looking for artists that speak to her creatively.

Since interning at BookEnds as an undergrad in the summer of 2015, James McGowan has (basically) never left. He’s just continuously level-up-ed inside of BookEnds. Now he is the Literary Assistant and Social Media Manager for the team.

James is a Staten Island native, and just recently graduated with his Master’s Degree in English from the College of Staten Island. He’s been a reader since his mom gave him the first A Series of Unfortunate Events book, and ordered the sequels regularly through Scholastic book orders. When he’s not reading/working, James can usually be found watching an unhealthy amount of sitcoms.

After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn Johnson refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. As well as being a junior agent for Corvisiero Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor at her own company, K. Johnson Editorial, and has worked as a copyeditor for academic publisher codeMantra, a YA editor for Accent Press, and a Conference Assistant for GrubStreet, Boston. She has written various articles for Writer’s Digest and has had a flash fiction story published in the anthology A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed.

Savannah Brooks joined the Jennifer De Chiara team in 2018, after interning for a year and a half. As well as agenting, she works as an editor at Red Bird Chapbooks, a teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center, and a reader for multiple literary magazines. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Hamline University and her BS in marketing management from Virginia Tech. When not immersed in the world of words, she can be found on her motorcycle, at her boxing gym, or lounging at one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.

Ann Rose is one of Prospect Agency’s newest agents, but she isn’t new to publishing. Ann’s perfect manuscript is a character driven story that isn’t afraid to push boundaries. She loves an unlikeable character — even though she is incredibly likeable herself!

Weronika Janczuk is a literary agent with D4EO Literary Agency, where she represents a broad range of fiction and non-fiction for young adults and adults. Born to Polish immigrants in Canada, she was raised in MN, and graduated from New York University in 2013 with an interdisciplinary, self-designed degree in the philosophy of the human person. Post-undergrad, she spent a few years in non-profit work, writes novels of her own, and loves Earl Grey tea.

Eva Scalzo has spent her career in scholarly publishing, working for Houghton Mifflin, Blackwell Publishing, John Wiley & Sons, and Cornell University in a variety of roles after graduating for Emerson College with an M.A. in Publishing and Writing. She joined Speilburg Literary in August 2013 and began accepting clients in December 2017. She primarily represents romance and young adult fiction.

With years of experience editing manuscripts, as well as teaching university-level English and writing, Margaret Bail looks forward to working closely with new and established authors to help develop their voice and craft.

Margaret is interested in adult fiction in the genres of romance, science fiction, mystery, thrillers, action adventure, historical fiction, and fantasy.

Margaret does not represent YA, mid-grade, children’s books, non-fiction, literary fiction, poetry, or screenplays.

Trodayne Northern has been in the publishing industry ten years. While he has a wide ranging taste and a passion for many genres, fantasy and science fiction remain closest to his heart.  One would be as likely to see him squinting through his worn copy of Native Son as the newest Mass Effect book.

A native Californian and graduate of the University of Chicago, Arielle Datz has been working at literary agencies in New York since 2011, and full time with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner since 2015. She is looking for plot-driven literary and commercial fiction (mostly adult, but is open to some YA); she enjoys unusual voices and imaginative circumstances. In nonfiction, she is looking for essays, unconventional memoir, pop culture, and sociology, with a focus on underrepresented stories.

After working many years in advertising and marketing, Tina P. Schwartz left the business to  stay home and raise kids. To make money, she became an author. After having her tenth book published, she decided to expand her publishing universe by opening her own literary agency, The Purcell Agency, in 2012. That was how she married her two careers, selling and writing.

Amelia Appel is an Assistant Literary Agent at Triada US.  She joined Triada in 2017 after previously holding positions at McIntosh & Otis and Writers House.  She is looking for projects in adult fiction, non-fiction, and YA.

Sandy Lu is a literary agent at the L. Perkins Agency.

A native Taiwanese, she holds BAs in psychology and sociology, with minors in music, business, and Japanese. 

Sandy represents literary and commercial adult and YA fiction, as well as select non-fiction.

Her client list includes Kindle bestsellers, Stoker Award and Hammett Prize nominees, Library Journal Debut of the Month and New York Times Best of the Year recipients.

Erik Hane is an agent with Red Sofa Literary, where he represents a mixture of adult literary fiction and upmarket nonfiction, including history, politics, popular science, and essays. Before working as an agent he worked on the editorial staffs at Oxford University Press and the Overlook Press. He is a co-host of the publishing podcast “Print Run.”

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