Request for an Appointment with an Agent
To register for an apointment with an agent, please print and fill out the Agent Appointment form
and mail it to the address at the bottom of the form.
This service is open only to registered attendees of Bloody Words (i.e. please register before sending us this formm). Sometime during the conference, (usually on Friday evening) you will have a fifteen minute meeting with an agent, to pitch ideas and discuss representation. No manuscripts shall change hands. This is on a first come, first served basis, so send your form in early if you want a spot!
From the Cooke Agency, Toronto, Vancouver
Sally Harding, literary agent, moved to Canada in 2001 after eight years in sales and marketing, editing, and bookselling in New Zealand and Australia. She began her career as a literary agent shortly after her arrival in Vancouver, and in 2005 started her own agency, The Harding Agency. The fledgling agency’s rapid growth led to the merger with The Cooke Agency in 2007. She has always read widely, and that is reflected in the range of genres she represents. She is particularly drawn to books that present fresh perspectives and ask questions of their readers. This may be narrative non-fiction founded in ground-breaking research or offering a new take on what we thought we already knew. It may be speculative, contemporary, or romantic fiction that asks what-if. It may be children’s books that remind us to marvel. She regularly travels to international book fairs and conventions, and when she’s not at her desk, in transit, or engrossed in a book, you’ll find her in a contemporary art gallery, or in her kitchen cooking enough to feed twice as many as expected.
From The Seymour Agency, New York
Nicole Resciniti is an agent at The Seymour Agency. In addition to working with Mary Sue to negotiate clients’ domestic and foreign rights, Nicole divides her time between NJ and Naples, where she has established The Seymour Agency’s Southwest Florida Office. Prior to joining The Seymour Agency, Nicole taught in the public school system.
Nicole holds degrees in biology, psychology, and behavioral neuroscience. She is a member of AAR, RWA, ACFW, SWFRW, and MENSA.
Nicole is especially interested in romance (all genres), mysteries with a distinct voice, thrillers, YA/MG, and sci-fi/fantasy.
From The Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York
Carlie Webber refused to major in English in college because no one would let her read R.L. Stine or Stephen King for class. She took her love of popular fiction to the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of Pittsburgh, where they let her read all the bestsellers she wanted. After completing her degree, she read about 250 books a year and worked as a young adult librarian and a reviewer for publications including Kirkus Reviews and Voice of Youth Advocates. In 2009, she decided to leave librarianship for publishing and attended the Columbia Publishing Course. In addition to mystery, suspense, and thriller, she is looking for young adult, horror, literary fiction, contemporary romance, and women's fiction, but all she really wants from a novel is to be swept away..
From The Helen Heller Agency, Toronto
Sarah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, and is a graduate of the Advertising program of the Ontario College of Art and Design. Since joining the Helen Heller Agency in 2003, she has developed an internationally and New York Times best selling list, specializing in first fiction, and in establishing new authors. About the Agency, she says: "We pride ourselves on being accessible, honest, and straightforward. We are accustomed to working editorially with our clients, prior to sending work out to publishers, and being able to do that definitely gives us an advantage as agents. We represent front-list commercial and literary fiction (with a particular emphasis on crime fiction, though this is by no means all we represent), adult and YA, and some non-fiction. I personally am interested in historical fiction, and YA. I am really open to anything that catches my interest, so am loathe to confine myself to any particular genre, or to categorically deny anything because it is or isn't a particular genre."