Our list of acquiring editors and agents for the Realm Makers conference is ever-evolving, so stop back occasionally for updates to this roster of professionals who will be in attendance at this year’s conference. To whet your appetite and convince you to get that manuscript spit-shined by July, here are a few of the professionals who will be taking appointments at the conference.
Linda Howard; editor, Tyndale Publishing
We are looking for YA and MG fiction with a strong Christian wordview (if not overtly Christian), that has a strong hook and excellent writing. We like books that are issues-driven but not preachy. We’re open to fantasy, spiritual warfare/supernatural, and sci-fi. Any books in the supernatural realm or that use biblical language need to have a firm biblical basis. We also require our books to be PG-rated. Tyndale Kids publishes books for ages 0-18.
Steve Laube; Owner and Agent, Steve Laube Agency
Steve is the picture of flexibility. He says he will look at anything.
Steve Laube is the owner and Publisher for Enclave Publishing, is he is also president and founder of The Steve Laube Agency. He’s a 36-year veteran of the book industry. Steve has very eclectic interests. As a literary agent he has represented everything from the sweet romance to the systematic theology. Over the years as an editor or an agent he has worked with many authors in the science fiction and fantasy genre like Kathy Tyers, Patrick Carr, Tosca Lee, Donita K. Paul, Sharon Hinck, Morgan Busse, Nadine Brandes, and others.
Alyssa Roat; Agent, C.Y.L.E.
Alyssa Roat is a junior literary agent with Cyle Young Literary Elite, as well as a freelance editor with Sherpa Editing Services, the online editor and a staff writer for The Echo News, and a research assistant at Zondervan Library. She has also previously worked for Illuminate YA Publishing and Little Lamb Books. She is a YA novelist and an award-winning writer with dozens of works featured in newspapers, magazines, and books.
Rowena Kuo; Brimstone Fiction
CEO and Executive Editor, Brimstone Fiction
Development Executive Producer
Rowena Kuo is the CEO and executive editor for Brimstone Fiction. She is also the Development Executive Producer for Lighthouse Productions of the Carolinas. With over 15 years of ministering to children, youth groups, young adults, women, and family groups, Rowena advocates for writers to build God-centered support systems consisting of people, perseverance, practice, and most of all, prayer. She has written for Christian Devotions, Written World Communications, Splickety, and the 168 Write of Passage. When not working on words or films, she is a full-time mom with secret aspirations for spaceflight.
Brimstone Fiction seeks engaging, well-written stories in the genres of Speculative Fiction (YA Science Fiction and YA Fantasy) and chiller thrillers with supernatural/paranormal elements. I will be open to considering all genres of fiction, but I will be more interested in your work if you already know your audience. During appointments, I would like to see a one-sheet and the first chapter of your novel. I look for authors with enthusiasm and a willingness to develop their writing skills, whether they are just at the beginning of their writing career or multi-published world-wide. Although Brimstone Fiction maintains a Christian worldview, our audience will extend to the general market. I look forward to meeting you, no matter where you are on your career path as you continue your journey to publication.
Andrew Winch; Editor, Havok Magazine
As its name suggests, Havok is looking for hard-hitting stories that keep readers coming back for more. We publish across multiple genres (mystery, thriller, scifi, fantasy, and comedy), and we keep things fresh with a different theme each month. Stories must be between 300-1000 words in length and must be PG-13 or lower. Check out GoHavok.com for more information.
Uncommon Universes Press
Uncommon Universes Press is seeking YA/NA and adult stories for their imprints RimSpark (speculative fiction), Crosshair (action-adventure contemporary), and Steel Rigg (edgy speculative fiction and action-adventure that explores dark or challenging aspects). A UUP story has strong themes of wonder, adventure, and sacrifice, as well as a vibrant, cinematic scope and lines worthy of their own memes.
Michele Harper; Acquisitions Editor; Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, LLC
Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing is a small traditional press, dedicated to clean or Christian speculative fiction. Currently obtaining for our 2020 production schedule, Michele and her team seek manuscripts that are professional, gripping, and wholesome, all with fantastical or sci-fi elements.
Manuscripts must be complete, and although we ask for a one-sheet and a business card during the pitch session, we also request a proposal and the first three chapters be emailed to us directly after the pitch session. Thank you!