View Full Version : Alternate way to get a ms in front of an editor/agent

Susan Gable
02-24-2005, 07:51 PM
A fellow Superauthor is holding a huge on-line charity auction to raise money for juvenile diabetes research, and she's managed to secure reads with a good number of romance editors and agents. You can bid on the chance to have your work read by:

The chance to get your work out of the slush pile and in front of a Top Notch editor, including:
Paula Eykelhof, Executive Editor, Author Development Harlequin Enterprises
Christopher Keeslar, Senior Editor, Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc.
Wendy McCurdy, The Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Random House
Brenda Chin, Associate Senior Editor, Harlequin Blaze
Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor, Author Development, Harlequin Enterprises
Laura Shin, Senior Editor, Harlequin Superromance
Margaret Marbury, Executive Editor, MIRA books & Red Dress Ink
Natashya Wilson, Associate Senior Editor, Silhouette Bombshell
Jennifer Green, Editor, Harlequin Next
Allison Lyons, Associate Editor, Harlequin Intrigue
Kathleen Scheibling, Associate Senior Editor, Harlequin American Romance
Patience Smith, Associate Senior Editor, Silhouette Intimate Moments
Abby Zidle, Editor, HQN Books, Harlequin Enterprises
Jennifer Enderlin, Associate Publisher, Mass Market & Executive Editor for St. Martin's Press
Beth de Guzman, Editorial Director Mass Market, Warner Books
*Arthur Levine with Scholastic (JK Rowling's American editor for the Harry Potter books!!) has agreed to read a children's manuscript. (What an opportunity for anyone who'd love to break into this market!)

Critiques by some of the finest literary agents in the business, like:
Evan Fogelman, The Fogelman Literary Agency
Ethan Ellenberg of Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency
Lucienne Diver of Spectrum Literary Agency
Elizabeth Pomada of Michael Larsen/Elizabeth Pomada Literary Agents
Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary Agency (rated 11th in the list of top 25 literary agencies for new writers by Writers' Digest in its March 2003 issue)
Cameron McClure, Donald Maass Literary Agency
Irene Goodman, Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Amy Moore-Benson, AMB Literary Management

For more information, the addy is http://www.brendanovak.com/diabauction1.html

Good things can come through things like this. It allows you to by-pass needing an agent (with some of the editors) and the slush-pile (for either an agent or an editor.) It's just another alternative way to get your work in front of them and I thought there might be someone here interested in it.


Susan G.

02-28-2005, 11:44 PM
Great info here, Susan. Thanks for listing this. I'll check out the site here in a short.


03-01-2005, 11:03 PM
Do you think the bids will go really high? I know it's for a great cause, and it's a great chance for an editor to see my work, but I'm no millionaire....


Susan Gable
03-04-2005, 05:00 AM
Jana, I have absolutely no CLUE how high they'll go.

Have you considered entering one of the many RWA contests? That's also another way to get in front of an editor. (Of course, you want to look for a contest that has an editor you'd like to read your stuff as a final round judge, and you have to cross your fingers that you make it to the final round... but still, it's another option.)

Contest entry fees usually run around $20.00 - plus your postage fees and whatever it costs you to print out your entries.

Susan G.