13th Annual Writing Popular Fiction Workshop
In Your Write Mind
June 26 – 29, 2014

Margaret Bail is an agent with Inklings Literary Agency.  She has a BA in English and an MFA in Creative and Professional Writing. With years of experience editing everything from medical documents to manuscripts, as well as teaching university-level English and writing, she looks forward to working closely with new and established authors to help develop their voice and craft.

Her lifelong love of stories and storytelling has her looking for books that transport her into the heart of the story, so much so that she’ll forget where she is and lose track of time while she reads.

Before joining Inklings, Margaret was an agent at Andrea Hurst Agency.
What she's looking for:
*Note: I am only interested in adult fiction. Please do not query me with YA, MG, or children’s books.

In Fiction:
    Romance – all subgenres EXCEPT Christian or inspirational. (I love the romance genre, so send your stories my way!)
    Science fiction (preferably soft SF rather than hard SF, including dystopian and post-apocalyptic)
    Thrillers/action adventure
    Historical fiction
    Fantasy (Not a big fan of classic 'sword and sorcery' or anything with unpronounceable names)

Fiction genres I am NOT interested in: steampunk, Christian/religious literature, chick lit, women's fiction, literary, poetry, screenplays.

In Non-Fiction:
    Memoir with an interesting or unique hook
    Cookbooks with a strong platform
    True crime

Beth Phelan joined the Bent Agency in September 2013 after holding positions at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency and Waxman Leavell Literary. She is actively building her client list and is looking for complex fiction that pulls you in immediately, characters that you wish were your real friends and plot lines that drag you away from reality to a world you never want to leave. Her favorite stories are told with humor and sprinkled with surprises.

Beth is looking for young adult and middle grade fiction, new adult fiction, adult commercial fiction, adult literary fiction, suspense/thriller, cookbooks, humor and pop culture.

Adrienne Rosado is an agent at Nancy Yost Literary Agency as well as the Foreign Rights Director. She is interested in literary and commercial fiction, especially YA, urban fantasy, multicultural fiction, women’s fiction, and new adult, all with strong voices and an authentic tone.  She’s especially drawn to dark humor and innovative takes on classic literary themes.  She’s been known to have a soft spot for Southern gothics. Adrienne is also on the lookout for quirky and smart narrative nonfiction, memoirs, pop science, and business books with a creative approach. She is proud to represent authors such as Rita Award winner Caridad Ferrer and debut YA novelist Zoraida Cordova.
Draft Schedule & Projected Workshop Topics

For additional information regarding the workshop, please call Jamie Swarm at 724-830-1005 or email

No comments:

Post a Comment