Agent Pitches at 2017 Conference
Annie Bomke is a literary agent with a decade of experience in the publishing industry. Early on, she interned at Zoetrope:All-Story, a literary magazine founded by Francis Ford Coppola. Prior to founding her own agency, Annie spent eight years at Margret McBride Literary Agency, working with internationally-bestselling authors such as Ken Blanchard, Spencer Johnson, and Bob Burg. She seeks fiction and nonfiction, including commercial and literary fiction, upmarket fiction, mysteries (from hilarious cozies to gritty police procedurals), historical fiction, women’s fiction, psychological thrillers, literary/psychological horror, YA fiction, self-help, business, health/diet, cookbooks, memoir, relationships, current events, psychology, and narrative nonfiction. She looks for books that feature diverse characters.
Becky LeJeune is an associate agent at Bond Literary Agency, an agency based in Denver and run by Sandra Bond. Before working with Sandra, Becky was a commissioning editor for The History Press and a freelance cookbook editor. She is a Denver Publishing Institute alum with a bookseller background. Bond Literary Agency is accepting queries for fiction and non-fiction, but does not represent romance, poetry, or children’s picture books. Becky is seeking adult and teen horror, mystery/thriller, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and general fiction.
Shannon Hassan brings business and editorial experience to her role as agent, having worked in publishing and law for a decade. She represents authors of literary and commercial fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction, and select nonfiction. For fiction, she is drawn to fresh voices, compelling characters, and crisp prose. She enjoys both contemporary and historical settings. For nonfiction, she values exceptional narratives from authors with strong platforms. Based in Boulder, Colorado, she enjoys reading unique perspectives on the New West. Shannon books coming out soon include a memoir, a middle-grade adventure, a debut novel, a thriller, a historical series, and a multi-cultural young adult novel.