Writing from the Ashes

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The 21st Annual PPWC
Registration opens November 15th, 2012

Pitch Faculty*


Michael Braff
Michael Braff is an Editor with Del Ray. Michael is interested in seeing science-fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, and related genre fiction of the more commercial variety. He is not interested in paranormal romance, horror, or graphic novels.

Chris Hernandez
Chris Hernandez is an Assistant Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books and a budding children’s book author. He edits both literary and commercial fiction for the middle grade and young adult audience. Whether it’s a humorous yarn, a mysterious thriller, or an epic fantasy, he is interested in well-crafted stories, with a genuine voice and original perspective. A hard-to-please reader growing up, Chris is on a quest for engaging books for boys—ones that feature colorful (and occasionally offbeat) characters and situations, especially. Books that he currently works on include the I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore and forthcoming novel No One Else Can Have You by debut author Kathleen Hale. Chris is accepting pitches for Middle Grade and Young Adult: Humor, Mystery, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure, and Horror. He is not interested in Romance, Historical (realistic), or Picture Books.

Pat Van Wie
Pat Van Wie is a Senior Editor with Belle Bridge Books. Pat is looking for dark and/or edgy suspense, mystery and thrillers in all their various flavors. Pat is also interested in dystopian and post-apocalypse novels. For more information, visit http://www.bellebooks.com.

Deb Werksman
Deb Werksman is an Editor at Sourcebooks. Deb is looking for young adult, children's, romance, and women's fiction, as well as historical fiction. For more information, visit http://www.sourcebooks.com or follow Deb on Twitter @debwerksman.


Barry Goldblatt

Barry Goldblatt of BG Literary Agency is looking for young adult and middle grade fiction. For more information, visit http://www.bgliterary.com.

Nicole Resciniti
Nicole Resciniti is an agent at The Seymour Agency. She is open to romance, inspirational fiction, mysteries/thrillers, YA, MG, picture books, sci-fi/fantasy, UF and horror. No poetry, screenplays or erotica. Very select on nonfiction, and only with authors who have an established platform. For more information, visit the website: www.theseymouragency.com.

Sorche Fairbank
Sorche Fairbank of Fairbank Literary Representation is looking for literary fiction, international voices, women's voices, and a variety of non-fiction topics. Sorche is not interested in science fiction, fantasy, CH, young adult, self-help, romance, or sports fiction. For more information, visit http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SorcheFairbank.

Hannah Bowman

Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates is looking for commercial fiction (especially science fiction and fantasy), women's fiction, cozy mysteries, romance, and young adult fiction. Hannah is also interested in non-fiction, particularly in the areas of mathematics, science, and religion. For more information, visit http://www.lizadawsonassociates.com/agents.html.

Pam Van Hylckama
Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Larsen Pomada Literary Agents. Pam will hear pitches for CH, YA, Romance, MG, New Adult, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and can take back genre fiction and women's fiction for others in her agency. For more information: http://www.larsenpomada.com.

Shannon Hassan
Shannon Hassan of Warner Literary Group. Shannon is looking for fiction and narrative nonfiction with strong characters and crisp prose. She does not accept romance, science fiction, or fantasy. For more information: http://warnerliterarygroup.com/.

*Faculty subject to change without notice. PPW will do its best to keep you informed, but we cannot guarantee there won't be changes.

Contact Information

  • Registrar, PPWC 2013

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