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Agents and Editors for 2018 Sweetheart Pitchfest

Pitches are now closed.

Thanks to everyone who participated and keep an eye on the SavvyBlog for a full list of requests!


  • No registration is required.
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Pitch here from 9 AM February 14 to 11:59 PM February 16

Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent at Trident Media Group, LLC

All Categories and genres.

Lynnette Novak, Literary Assistant at The Seymour Agency

Adult Fiction, Romance, and Young Adult Fiction

Kelly Peterson, Junior Literary Agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency

Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult age ranges in the genres of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Contemporary, Romance, Historical

Andrea Somberg, Literary Agent at Harvey Klinger Inc.

Fiction, Children’s Fiction, Nonfiction

Susan Brooks, Editor in Chief at Literary Wanderlust

Romance, Women’s Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Crime Fiction, Historical and Western Fiction, Urban Fantasy

Jennifer Herrington, Freelance Editor at Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing Corp.

All genres of Mystery, Thrillers, Historical Fiction, and Horror.

John Jacobson, Freelance Acquisition and Content Editor at Carina Press

Across the Romance Subgenres

Carrie Lofty, Freelance Acquiring Editor at Carina Press

Across the Romance Subgenres

Kate Marope, Freelance Editor at Carina Press

Acquiring stories about pragmatic and competent characters, who know what they want and how to get it.

Melanie Newton, Submission Department Head at Clean Teen Publishing

Young Adult and New Adult  

Ronan Sadler, Freelance Editor at Carina Press

Diverse, Ownvoices Romance across Genres

Lydia Sharp, Editor & Acquisitions Manager at Entangled Publishing

Romance – * See specific interests below 

Heidi Shoham, Editorial Director at Entangled Publishing

Category Romance 

Alycia Tornetta, Editorial Director at Entangled Publishing

YA, Contemporary Romance, Historical, LGBT Romance.

Daphne Watson, Freelance Editor at Carina Press

Stories by and about people of color with solid storytelling and bold and authentic representation.

Cheryl Yeko, Senior Acquiring Editor at Soul Mate Publishing

Steamy Romantic Suspense, Hot Paranormal, and Sexy Sci-Fi

Currently looking for: Cheryl welcomes Steamy Romantic Suspense, Hot Paranormal, and Sexy Sci-Fi.