Meet one of the agents attending the 2023 Washington Writers Conference!
- Susan, a returnee to the conference, represents children’s, middle grade, picture books, and young adult.
- The name of her agency, Upstart Crow Literary, comes from a 1592 insult slung at a young Shakespeare by a more established, less successful playwright.
- She says, “I’m looking for something that makes me laugh out loud, I’m a sucker for bittersweet, and I can’t resist a character that comes to understand how perfectly imperfect the world is.”
- Susan’s manuscript wish list includes “literary, smart, intense YA that is about more than romance.” (Read more about her list here.)
Have a project you’d like to pitch to Susan or another outstanding agent at the conference? Register by Dec. 31st at the Super-Early-Bird Rate, and you’ll be guaranteed four one-on-one agent pitches. After that, it’s three.
The 2023 Washington Writers Conference happens May 12-13 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD. Learn more here.