2020 Agents and Editors Package

2020 Agents and Editors Package

This exclusive program is designed for Crime Bake registrants interested in improving their chances of being traditionally published. You’ll have the opportunity receive constructive feedback from agents and editors about your work in progress.

Query

A terrific opportunity to share your current query letter with one of the agents or editors and get constructive feedback. Here’s how it works: we will pair you with an agent or editor and once you have each other’s names and contact information, you will connect to determine how you want to proceed. For example, you might email your query letter to the agent or editor and then meet on Zoom to discuss their feedback.

The fee for this exciting service is $50 and the deadline is October 1. An additional $10 will be added for all registrations received from Oct 2 to Oct 13. NO registrations will be accepted after Oct 13.

First Page

Share the first page of your current unpublished novel with an agent or editor.  We will pair you with an agent or editor and you will send to them the first page of your manuscript.  The two of you will decide together how you want to proceed in the process of reading, meeting, and discussing. For example, you may send your first page to the agent or editor you through email and then meet on Zoom for a further discussion.

The fee for this exciting service is $50 and the deadline is October 1.  An additional $10 will be added for all registrations received from Oct 2 to Oct 13. NO registrations will be accepted after Oct 13.

NOTE: After registration, you will receive an email connecting you to the agent or editor assigned to perform your critique.

QUESTIONS?: Email [email protected]

AGENT AND EDITOR BIOGRAPHIES

TERRI BISCHOFF, CROOKED LANE BOOKS

Terri, editor at Crooked Lane Books, has a wealth of experience in both mysteries and bookselling. Her interests lie in mainstream suspense, thrillers, quirky and humorous cozies, LGBTQIA+, and diverse characters/story lines.

STEPHANY EVANS, PANDE LITERARY

Stephany represents women’s fiction, from literary to upmarket commercial, romance, crime fiction (mysteries, thrillers), and the occasional literary or commercial novel not aimed at a female market. She also represents non-fiction writers in a variety of areas, including health and wellness.

LORI GALVIN, AEVITAS CREATIVE MANAGEMENT

Lori Galvin is an agent with ACM and previously was an editor with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and America’s Test Kitchen. She is looking for voice-driven psychological thrillers and domestic suspense that transcend tropes and is on the hunt for police procedurals by and about female or other under-represented voices. She is also eager for thrillers with a supernatural or horror bent.  

DOUG GRAD, DOUG GRAD LITERARY AGENCY

The Doug Grad Literary Agency opened for business in 2008, after Doug had spent the previous 22 years as a senior editor at four major New York Publishing houses. Now he brings those experiences to the other side of the table, offering publishers high-quality commercial fiction and non-fiction.

SANDY LU, BOOK WYRM LITERARY AGENCY

Sandy founded Book Wyrm Literary Agency. She seeks stories with a unique voice that make her miss her subway stop with a thrilling plot, and characters that stay with her after she turns the last page. Sandy loves historical fiction and anything dark or with a supernatural bent.

PAULA MUNIER, TALCOTT NOTCH LITERARY

Paula Munier is a Senior Agent at Talcott Notch in commercial fiction and nonfiction. She’s the USA TODAY bestselling author of A Borrowing of Bones. She’s written three popular books on writing: Plot Perfect, The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings, and Writing with Quiet Hands.

KIMIKO NAKAMURA, DEE MURA LITERARY

Kimiko is at Dee Mura Literary. She loves seeing all the possibilities at the heart of each story, and has an uncanny ability to recognize new trends and develop new voices.

KELLY THOMAS, SERENDIPITY LITERARY AGENCY

Kelly brings 15 years of sales and business expertise to the literary world as a champion for writers. She is a published poet with publications in Tales for the Disenchanted and Penumbra Art & Literature. In her free time, she serves as a freelance editor and ghost writer.