Our agents and editors are an invaluable resource and, without them, Killer Nashville wouldn’t have the reputation it does for helping emerging writers to find a foothold in the publishing world. Since we began our agent/editor roundtables in 2007, hundreds of conference attendees have found representation for themselves and their work at the Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference. Each year, we hear dozens of success stories that list our roundtables as one of the most valuable resources that we offer, but things weren’t always so easy.
In previous conference years, Killer Nashville offered agent and editor pitches. Although the offering was popular, and many capitalized on the opportunity with much success, we knew that Killer Nashville could offer more. After conducting painstaking research and engaging in discussion with agents/other conference organizers, we implemented our round-table format. These roundtable pitches not only offered the writers a chance to pitch their work by letting their pages speak for themselves, but they also made it possible for the writers to receive feedback from established agents and editors.
Past publishers and agencies represented include Alice Speilburg Literary Agency, Andrea Brown Literary Agency, BookEnds Literary Agency, Brower Literary Agency, China Grove Press, Corvisiero Literary Agency, Diversion Books, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret, Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency, Exhibit A Books, Fiery Seas Publishing, Fine Literary Agency, Fine Print Literary Agency, Five Star Mysteries, Folio Literary Management, Foundry Literary + Media, Holloway Literary, Inklings Literary Agency, Keller Media, Kensington Publishing, L. Perkins Agency, Liza Dawn Literary Agency, Lowenstein Associates, Maria Carvainis Agency, McIntoch & Otis, Nancy Yost Literary Agency, Regal Hoffman & Associates, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Sheree Bykofsky Associates, St. Martin’s Press, Stonesong Literary Agency, Storm Literary Agency, Talcott Notch Literary Agency, The Seymour Agency, Trident Media Group, and Writer House.