This coming August, eight acquiring agents and editors will arrive at Nashville's five-star Hutton Hotel in search of talented new authors. The occasion? The Killer Nashville Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Writers' Conference, which brings together aspiring authors and publishing professionals.
The conference has resulted in offers of publication and/or representation. Agent/Editor Round Tables provide an opportunity to receive feedback and the possibility of representation, while receptions and other informal gatherings offer opportunities to network and establish relationships with the attending publishing professionals.
The attending agents and editors are:
- Sara D'Emic of the Talcott Notch Literary Agency
- Denise (Deni) Dietz of Five Star Mysteries
- Clay Ezell of International Creative Management (ICM)
- Evan Gregory of the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
- Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
- Martin and Judith Shepard of The Permanent Press
- Brooks Sherman, of the Fine Print Literary Agency
Each agent and editor will participate on panels and in a series of Agent/Editor Round Tables in which they will give constructive feedback on the first two pages of each participating attendee's manuscript. While the Round Tables focus largely on instruction, they also serve as pitch sessions for writers whose work is already submission-ready.
A limited number of private critiques are also available from the attending publishing professionals.
As the number of seats for the Agent/Editor Round Tables is limited, they will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
an internationally attended writers' conference, held annually on the fourth full weekend in August, was created in 2006 by bestselling author and independent filmmaker Clay Stafford to create an educational and networking environment for forensic experts, writers, fans of crime and thriller literature, and publishing professionals.
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