Meet the Agents Coming to Push to Publish

Push to Publish

Have a novel to pitch? Join us for Push to Publish on Saturday, October 8, on the campus of Rosemont College just outside Philly. Here’s a list of the agents who will be there for the “speed date” and what they’re looking for:

JUST ADDED! Kelly Peterson is a Junior Literary Agent with Corvisiero Literary. SEEKING: middle grade (fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi); young adult — fantasy and all its subgenres, steampunk, sci-fi, paranormal, historical (19th century and earlier with strong heroines), dystopian (hold the cyborgs, the scorch, and diseases, please), sword and sorcery, a very selective few for Contemporary Romance, and any combination of the above with strong, female main characters; new adult — fantasy, paranormal, romance (Cowboys, anyone? Sexy and somewhat geeky entrepreneur? Celebrity? Yes?), historical romance, or any combination of the above; Adult fiction in the genres of fantasy and romance.

Jordy Albert is a Literary Agent and co-founder of The Booker Albert Literary Agency. SEEKING: fun, witty middle grade; contemporary or action/adventure; YA contemporary romance; sci-fi, fantasy and thriller/suspense;  historical romances.

Lucinda Blumenfeld founded Lucinda Literary in 2011, which brings publicity and online marketing expertise to writers represented by the agency. SEEKING: commercial business, psychology, and lifestyle nonfiction, memoir and narrative nonfiction, and emerging voices in literary and upmarket fiction.

Sheree Bykofsky represents over 100 book authors in all areas of adult non-fiction as well as literary and commercial fiction. SEEKING: literary and commercial fiction. Her nonfiction specialties include popular reference, business, health, psychology, poker, spirituality, self-help, humor, cookbooks, pop culture, biography, women’s issues, decorating & crafts, music, and much more.  

Adriana Dominguez has 20 years of experience in publishing, most recently as Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books. Adriana joined Full Circle in 2009, and is based on the East Coast. SEEKING: children’s picture books, middle grade novels, and literary young adult novels.

Marie Lamba is an an acquiring Literary Agent at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. SEEKING: young adult and middle grade fiction, along with general and women’s fiction and some memoir.  She is also open to submissions from picture book authors or illustrators who are already established, or whose work she has requested through conferences. 

Rita Rosenkranz founded Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency in 1990 after a career as an editor with major New York houses.  SEEKING: health, history, parenting, music, how-to, popular science, business, biography, sports, popular reference, cooking, writing, spirituality, and general interest titles. 

Eric Smith is an author, blogger, and literary agent with P.S. Literary. SEEKING: young adult books, sci-fi, fantasy, and literary fiction.

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