Lizzie Poteet is a literary agent with The Seymour Agency.
Born in Nashville, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Poteet attended Colby College where she majored in English and Religious Studies. While studying at St. Andrews, she realized that though she enjoyed Shakespeare and the Dead Sea Scrolls, she preferred reading stories with a little more heat and heart. Lizzie took her passion for romance and turned it into a position with RT Bookreviews as a romance reviewer. In 2011, she joined the editorial team at St. Martin’s Press where she worked with romance, YA, nonfiction, and women’s fiction. Then in 2015, Lizzie became the e-book original coordinator for SMP Swerve, helping launch the digital only romance imprint.
Lizzie is always looking for a good love story. She loves classic romance tropes, strong dialogue, sassy heroines, witty banter, and good old fashion romance. She’s actively seeking inspirational romance, cozy mystery, new adult romance, young adult (no speculative), romantic suspense, historical and contemporary romances, and loves anything with a happy ending.
Please no poetry, picture books, or literary fiction novels.
Alyssa Roat is a literary agent with CYLE Literary Elite.
She is seeking:
- any kind of young adult (but especially fantasy and speculative)
- middle grade fiction (any kind)
- women’s fiction
- contemporary fiction
- unique historical fiction
- children’s picture books (nonfiction or STEM elements are great)
- some nonfiction (large platform only)
- occasional Christian titles
- a rare thriller/mystery/suspense
She does not want to receive Western, horror, or erotica.
“I’m especially interested in anything with these elements: Southwestern settings; non-western contemporary, fantasy, and historical settings; Amish fiction; lesser-known mythologies and mythological creatures; humor.”
Hailing from Tucson, Arizona, Alyssa’s love of words blossomed while she spent her days hiding from the scorching desert sun in dim rooms with thick books. She emerged from her dark, bookish cave to attend college, where her articles were featured in several publications. Now, she is often found writing and editing in the much cooler sunlight of the Midwest.
Mike Parker is the publisher and acquiring editor for WordCrafts Press.
An award-winning freelance writer, actor, director, novelist, playwright & screenwriter, Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Philosophy, served as an officer with the US Army Special Forces (Green Berets), and pursued a career as a stock broker during the great bull market of the 1980s before launching into the uncertain world of music, television, theatre, film and publishing. He previously served as managing editor for Grassroots Music Magazine and TrueTunes Magazine before founding WordCrafts Press and its sister companies, WordCrafts Theatrical Press and Rule 14 Pictures.
WordCrafts publishes fiction, nonfiction and stage plays for both the Christian and general markets.
Mike is actively seeking adult and young adult fiction in the following genres:
- Sweet Romance
Mike is actively seeking nonfiction titles in the following categories:
- Pop Culture
Mike is actively seeking stage plays in any genre, but is particularly interested in scripts offering strong roles for females.