20+ Editors and Agents Waiting for Your Pitch at the Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference

2011 Create Something Magical Conference
March 19, 2011
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey
featuring Keynote Speaker Mary Janice Davidson
New York Times and USA Today best-selling and prolific writer who is published primarily in paranormal romance but also fantasy and non-fiction.

Plus an exciting line-up of speakers and workshops to help hone and polish your writing:

Cathy Maxwell:  Voice–Your Writing Personality?
Jonathan Maberry:  Going Pro: Becoming a Professional Writer
Mary Burton:  Writing Mysteries   
Virginia Kantra: Dialogue   
Angela James: Managing Your Author Brand   
Sarah Wendell: Blogging   
Debra Mullins: Creating Complicated Characters   
Judi McCoy: Five Must Do Steps to Self Editing   
Treva Harte & Diane Whiteside: NY Publishers vs. ePublishers: What Do They Want   
Lisa Verge Higgins: It’s All About Emotional Intimacy: Working With Point of View   
Judi Fennell: Novel in a Nutshell   
Stephanie Julian:    Over the Plate Pitches   
Melinda Leigh & KM Fawcett: Martial Arts & Writing Action   
Tracey Lyons: Gone Fishing: How to Catch an Agent   
Jenni Holbrook: Writing Synopsis   
Keri Mikulski, Alison Formento, and Jennifer Hubbard: Writing Children’s Books and YA Novels   

Our conference will offer a new feature this year, video pitches with Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency has graciously agreed to take appointments via webcam.

Other agents also attending:
Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency
Marisa Corvisiero, L. Perkins Agency
Lois Winston,  Ashley Grayson Agency
Mary Sue Seymour., The Seymour Agency
Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates
Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Editors who are attending to hear pitches from Conference Attendees:
Wendy Lee, Avon/Harpercollins
Angela James, Carina Press
Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing
Renee Rocco, Lyrical Press
Heather Osborn, Samhain Publishing
Raelene Gorlinsky, Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Treva Harte, Loose-Id
Stephanie Murray, Crescent Moon Press
Marlene Castricato, Crescent Moon Press
Kathy Cottrell, The Wild Rose Press
Holly Schmidt, Ravenous Romance
Karen Syed, Echelon Press

Editors from    Harlequin Enterprises, namely:
Elizabeth Mazer, Assistant Editor, Love Inspired/Silhouette
Stacy Boyd, Senior Editor, Desire
Keyren Gerlach, Associate Editor, Romantic Suspense
Susan Litman, Editor, Special Edition
Shana Smith, Assistant Editor, Desire/Romantic Suspense

Also included in the conference are gift basket giveaways, lunch, a networking reception, and a multi-author book signing. The book signing is open to the public.

Registration ends March 1.

When: March 19, 2011
Where: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 Route 1 South & Gill Lane
Iselin, New Jersey 08830
Phone: 732-634-3600 Fax: 732-634-0258

Registration – Liberty States Fiction Writers Members $110, Non-Members $130, Conference with Membership or renewal $145

Please visit the Liberty States Fiction Writers Website for more details and the ability to register online – ...

The Liberty States Fiction Writers welcome pre-published writers at all levels as well as e-published, small press and traditionally published authors.

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