The 10th Annual CAPA University
Here to Download the Brochure & Application
May 11, 2013 at the Hartford Steam Boiler Convention
Center, Hartford, CT 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 11, 2013 at the Hartford Steam Boiler Convention Center, Hartford, CT
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Hallie Ephron
Hallie Ephron - 2013 CAPA-U Keynote Speaker
Take advantage of a chance to meet and question all
the literary agents together at a panel discussion
CAPA-U Workshop Sessions Feature
Experts in Writing, Publishing and Marketing
Session 1—11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Lunch 12:00 p.m.—12:45 p.m.
Session 2—1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p. m. (choose one of the five speakers)
Session Three - 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.(choose one of the five speakers)
Meet The Agents
Agents will meet with conference participants for 10-minute individual sessions.
Roseanne Wells joined Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency as an associate agent in 2012. Previously with the Marianne Strong Literary Agency, she has also worked as a proofreader and a special sales and editorial assistant. With nonfiction, I'm interested in authors who have a unique story to tell and are dedicated to building their platform and reaching their audience. I like narrative nonfiction, select memoir, science (popular or trade, not academic), history, religion (not inspirational), travel, humor, food/cooking, and similar subjects. I'm also interested in fresh, modern self-improvement that not only inspires but energizes readers to strengthen and empower themselves in this rapidly evolving world. With fiction: I'm looking for strong literary fiction that emphasizes craft and style equally, and doesn't sacrifice plot and character for beautiful sentences; young adult of all genres; very selective middle grade that connects me to a strong main character; science-fiction and fantasy; and smart detective novels (more Sherlock Holmes than cozy mysteries).
Diana Finch of the Diana Finch Literary Agency. Seeking new and established writers. Prior to opening her agency, Ms. Finch worked at Ellen Levine Literary Agency for 18 years. Established: 2003. Member of AAR. Represents 45 clients. 20% of clients are new/unpublished writers. Currently Handles: 65% Nonfiction Books, 25% Novels, 5% Juvenile Books, 5% Multimedia. Represents: Nonfiction Books, Novels, Scholarly Books. Nonfiction areas of interest: Biography, Business, Child Guidance/Parenting, Computers, Current Affairs, Ethnic/Cultural, Government/Politics/Law, Health/Medicine, History, How-to, Humor, Juvenile nonfiction, Memoirs, Military, Money, Music/Dance, Nature, Photography, Popular Culture, Psychology, Science, Self-Help/Personal Improvement, Sports, Theater/film, Translation, True Crime, Women’s Issues. Fiction areas of interest: Action/Adventure, Detective/Police/Crime, Ethnic, Historical, Literary, Mainstream/Contemporary, Thriller, Young Adult.
Marilyn Allen is a partner and founder of the
Allen O’Shea Literary Agency, specializing in
Emily Keyes is the Contracts & Foreign Rights Manager at the L. Perkins Agency, as well as an acquiring agent. She is passionate about YA and teen novels, and is therefore currently acquiring in that area. In addition, Emily is looking for a wide range of commercial fiction – including women’s fiction, contemporary romance, fantasy, science fiction, paranormal and historical. Emily is actively expanding her client list and open to submissions. As a Contracts Administrator at Simon & Schuster, Inc. and a writer for The World Almanac for Kids, Emily forged her knowledge of many aspects of publishing, bringing that experience to her current position. She is a graduate of the NYU Publishing program and, incidentally, grew up in Connecticut. Follow her blog: http://esckeyes.blogspot.com. Twitter: @esc_key
Linda Roghaar of the Linda Roghaar Literary Agency, LLC. Linda Roghaar has been in the book business since 1974. She worked in retail bookstores, and for many years was a publishers' rep who sold independent and university presses to bookstores, chains and wholesalers. This experience prepared her well for her career as an agent, which began in 1996. Linda's years spent on both sides of the market provide her with a keen sense of what the market is looking for and how to position it. The Linda Roghaar Literary Agency represents authors with substantial messages and specializes in nonfiction. We sell to major, independent, and university presses. Linda sells to major, independent, and university presses. Linda is a generalist, but does not handle romance, horror, or science fiction.
Ann Collette of the Helen Rees Literary Agency was a freelance writer and editor before joining the Rees Literary Agency in 2000. Her list includes books by New York Times bestselling author B. A. Shapiro, Oprah’s “Fall 2012 Unputdownable Mysteries” author Mark Pryor, Anthony Nominee Vicki Lane, RT Award Nominees Clay and Susan Griffith, National bestseller Carol Carr, Steven Sidor and Chrystle Fiedler. She likes literary, mystery, thrillers, suspense, vampire and commercial women’s fiction. In nonfiction, she prefers narrative nonfiction, military and war, works to do with race and class, and work set in or about Southeast Asia. Ann does not represent children’s, YA, sci-fi, or high fantasy (Lord of the Rings-type books).
Note: Marketer Brian Jud, owner of
Book Marketing Works and Executive Director of
Meet all the authors and chat.
A drawing will be held at 4:00 pm.
1st. Prize—Refund of your CAPA-U registration fee!
2nd. Prize—Membership in CAPA for one year!
Have your favorite author autograph their books for you in the CAPA-U Bookstore.