Agent Pitches & Critiques

Agent Pitches: 8 minutes

An agent pitch comes free with each registration. A second pitch may be available on Conference Day when writers check in. No extra charge.

partners-keely-boevingKeely Boeving, agent with WordServe Literary

Keely Boeving is an Agent with WordServe Literary. After receiving her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, she went on to attend the Denver Publishing Institute and then began her career in New York working in the editorial departments of Bloomsbury and Oxford University Press, where she acquired books for the trade history list. She moved back to Colorado in 2014 and began her own freelance editorial company before joining WordServe the following year. She lives in Denver with her husband and their twins. You can find out more about her editorial work at

Keely is looking for smart, well-crafted contemporary and literary fiction; narrative nonfiction and memoir; and well-researched nonfiction books in the areas of health and wellness, business (especially books targeting women in the workplace), parenting and family life, social justice, and religious studies; as well as projects from diverse and under-represented voices. For the Christian market, she is seeking  books in the areas of Christian Living, spiritual transformation, devotion and worship, and women’s topics including motherhood, relationships and marriage, work-life balance, and calling. She is *not* looking for thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, or romance.

Second agent via SKYPE, to be announced.

One-on-One Critique Sessions: 15 minutes

For One-on-One Sessions: Feedback will be given on 10 pages, plus a 1-2 page synopsis (optional). Your session will be approximately 15 minutes.
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For Poetry One-on-One Sessions: Feedback will be given on up to five pages of poetry, Sessions will be approximately 15 minutes. Required : Times New Roman, 12 pt. May be single-spaced. Email to">

Cameron,JJulie Cameron

Julie Cameron is an award-winning author and screenwriter of contemporary romance and romantic comedy. She has been a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA) since before her first book was published in 2015, and a member of Lighthouse Writers Workshop since 2012. She is also a member of Heart of Denver (HOD). Julie is a long-time resident of Denver, Colorado where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She also does content/development editing, coaching for writers, and writing workshops.

imageAnita Mumm

Anita Mumm is a freelance novel editor and writing teacher. Her home base is Salida, Colorado, but when wanderlust kicks in, she enjoys working from just about anywhere. Her editing clients include traditionally published and indie authors at all levels of experience, from international bestsellers to first time novelists. In addition to her editing projects, Anita frequently teaches classes about writing and publishing. You can read more about her work at

SmithsonLindsey Lewis-Smithson

Feedback will be given on up to five pages of poetry, Sessions will be approximately 15 minutes. Required manuscripts: Times New Roman, 12 pt. May be single-spaced. Lindsey will also give feedback on fiction and non-fiction, with manuscripts prepared as described above.

Lindsey Lewis Smithson has her MFA from UC Riverside’s Low Residency program. She is the Editor of Straight Forward Poetry and has previously served as the Managing Editor for The Coachella Review. Some of her poetry has appeared on The Nervous Breakdown, This Zine Will Change Your Life, The Cossack Review and WordRiot.