2016 Conference: Pitchfest Agents

Agents for the 2-Hour Pitchfest!

Do you have a best-selling story to pitch?

Here’s what these agents are looking for:


Karyn Fischer

Karyn Fischer has been working with BookStop Literary Agency since the beginning of 2014. She joined the agency after working as a bookseller and book buyer for an independent bookstore, and after completing a number of publishing internships. Though she reads adult novels, her real passion is children’s and young adult fiction, particularly novels with strong voice and an engaging story that makes her want to stay up all night enraptured and/or crying into her tea. When she’s not reading, Karyn enjoys hiking with her dog, writing, and spending time outdoors. Karyn holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is a member of SCBWI.

Karyn Fischer Headshot

What Karyn is looking for:

BookStop Literary Agency represents children’s book writers across all genres and age ranges. Our agents are especially drawn to fiction and non-fiction picture books, middle grade, and young adult manuscripts with richly drawn characters, and intriguing, well-written stories. BookStop’s agents enjoy reading quirky picture books, multicultural and historical stories, magical realism, smart mysteries, realistic contemporary stories, sci-fi and fantasy stories, and literary fiction.


Laurie McLean

Laurie McLean is the co-founder of Fuse Literary, the literary agency of the future. With virtual offices in California, New York, Chicago, Vancouver and Dallas, Fuse Literary blends the tried and true elements of traditional publishing with the bold new strengths of indie-publishing. At Fuse, Laurie represents adult genre fiction as well as middle grade and young adult children’s books.

Query her at [email protected]

What Laurie is looking for:

Laurie specializes in adult genre fiction plus middle-grade and young adult children’s books. She looks for visceral writing, amazing world-building, relentless pacing and characters that jump off the page. Query her at [email protected] and put “Pen to Published Request” in the subject line or it will be auto-rejected.


Amy Cloughley

Amy Cloughley is an agent with Kimberley Cameron & Associates. Keeping with the agency’s unique legacy of The Reece Halsey Agency, she strives to represent the highest quality writing. Amy came to the agency in 2012 with a background in editing, writing, and marketing. You can also find her coaching writers via a Writer’s Digest course designed to help authors craft and strengthen their submission materials.

Amy Cloughley

What Amy is looking for:

Amy is looking for literary and commercial fiction, and has a special interest in mystery/suspense, near historical, and upmarket women’s fiction. She also seeks narrative non-fiction projects. You can visit her agency website at KimberleyCameron.com or follow her on Twitter @amycloughley.


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