If they have their badge on, they’re “on” and approachable! Lisa is looking for upmarket fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, mystery, suspense, thriller, science fiction, fantasy, horror, most speculative fiction except for paranormal fantasy, romance if part of another genre, YA and middle grade fiction.
If they do not have a badge on, then please respect their privacy. NOAH BALLARD specializes in literary debuts, upmarket thrillers and narrative nonfiction, and he is always on the look-out for honest and provocative new writers. Please send your query letter and contact information along with the first ten pages of your manuscript or proposal to [email protected]
Speed Dating and ASK A PRO events at the San Francisco Writers Conference One of the things that makes our conference attendees most anxious–and one of the things they end up having the most fun with–is the Speed Dating with Agents event.
On Saturday you will get to hear from the agents in sessions as they tell attendees who they are and what they’re looking for. Each attendee who has signed up for Speed Dating will have a color-coded dot on their badge holder. Make your way to the Room of the Dons no more than 5 minutes before your session begins.
Each agent will be seated at a table in the ROOM OF THE DONS.
This event will continue until the book signings have started in the front right corner of the room and the no-host bar has been set up.Scan the room to find agents you want to see with shorter lines so you can see more of them.When you are not Speed Dating, you are encouraged to attend all the wonderful workshops that will be happening all morning or visit the onsite conference bookstore: Bookshop West Portal.She is particularly interested in voices from underrepresented and marginalized communities, strong and conflicted female characters, war and post-war fiction, and writers who are adept at creating a developed sense of place.
She admires writers who have an ear for dialogue and who are not afraid to take emotional risks.We frequently tell writers to imagine what would happen if their book was turned into a movie.