Here is a list of changes for the Aug. 1, 2015 Writer’s Digest Conference Pitch Slam. Attendees should feel free to write this info down or print this info off.
Thomas Flannery Jr
Connor Goldsmith – out first session, present for last 3 sessions
Amanda O’Connor – Trident Media Group
Trident Media Group
She is seeking: Amanda is continuously building her client list in general-interest and upmarket nonfiction, spirituality and wellness, and literary fiction. She looks for the “wisdom factor” across genres and disciplines, especially authors who have an expertise they are eager to share with the world. Her favored subjects include (but are not limited to) history, religion, popular science, sociology, culinary arts, and creativity. In spirituality, Amanda’s approach is truly ecumenical, seeking leaders of all faith communities from Catholic nuns to Sikh entrepreneurs, from practical self-help to inspirational memoir. Literary fiction is a pursuit of passion. She gravitates towards works that address timeless concerns of the soul through the lens of modern life. Above all else, Amanda loves a well-crafted sentence.
HarperCollins Children’s Books
She is seeking: books for middle grade and teen readers. She is particularly interested in character-driven contemporary fiction with smart-but-flawed protagonists, swoon worthy romances, narrative risk-takers, fractured fairy tales/mythology, and fast-paced action/adventure.
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
She is seeking: young adult fiction and middle grade fiction. She also seeks nonfiction for YA and MG.