Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
May 19-21, 2022
Continue to check back on this page for updates to editors/agents being confirmed for our conference
You may request a free appointment with up to two of these editorial representatives.
You will receive ONE pre-scheduled editorial/agent appointment depending on rep availability.
Dan Balow - Agent - The Steve Laube Agency
Dan started in Christian publishing in 1983 and over the years has been involved in the business side of the industry in marketing, sales, foreign and domestic rights management, audio books, digital publishing, and acquisitions. He spent five years working with The Steve Laube as an agent, leaving temporarily in late 2018 to focus time on a publishing-related venture he owned before returning in early 2021. Dan served on the board of the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association, the trade association for Christian publishers in the U.S. and was board chairman of the Global Publishers Alliance, a group of U.S.-based publishing executives involved in mentoring Christian publishers in other countries. He was an original member of the advisory board of the Christy Awards (now part of ECPA) and involved in training and mentoring Christian publishers through Media Associates International. (www.littworld.org) Dan is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in Communications and has been married to Carol for 40+ years. They live in Wheaton, Illinois and have four grown children and six granddaughters.
What Dan is looking for: Authors of nonfiction works for adults but will consider nonfiction for younger groups once in a while. I will also expand to consider compelling content for children.
What Dan is not looking for: No fiction for now.
Nick Harrison - Agent - Wordserve Literary
Nick Harrison has worked in the book industry for more than 30 years. He began his career working for the public library while attending San Jose State University where he graduated with a degree in English. Since then Nick has owned or managed both Christian and children’s bookstores, written articles for several prominent publications, and has authored ten books including Magnificent Prayer and Power in the Promises. Endorsers of Nick’s books include Anne Graham Lotz, Lee Strobel, Mark Mittelberg, Liz Curtis Higgs, Jim Cymbala, Chip Ingram, Jerry Jenkins, and Tony Evans. For fifteen years Nick served as a senior editor at Harvest House Publishers where he worked with several well-known fiction and non-fiction authors. Nick is a popular speaker and teacher at writers’ conferences where he loves to discover promising new writers. He and his wife, Beverly, an avid quilter, live in Oregon and are the parents of three adult daughters and grandparents of two boys and two girls.
What Nick is looking for: Non-fiction: Christian self-help, prayer, women’s books, men’s books, social issues, church life. Fiction: Will look at all genres.
What Nick is not looking for: prophecy, apologetics, cults, poetry, gift books.
Karen Neumair - Agent - Credo Communications
Karen Neumair is a Senior Literary Agent and the Chief Operating Officer of Credo Communications, where she assists authors with their book proposals and connects them with potential publishers. For more than a decade, she has worked alongside nonfiction authors who write about Christian living and spiritual growth, as well as topics geared toward women and families.
What Karen is looking for: is currently acquiring adult nonfiction with particular interest in Christian Living and Spiritual Growth, as well as women’s/family and current issues. She is open to taking on a very limited number of children’s books at this time.
What Karen is not looking for: she does not represent fiction
Paige Wheeler - Agent - Creative Media Agency
Known for stellar author representation and exceptional personal service, Paige Wheeler has worked in publishing for over twenty years and has launched the careers of best-selling, award-winning authors. Paige loves to represent commercial and upscale inspirational fiction as well as narrative and prescriptive nonfiction by authors with a significant platform and new ideas.
What Paige is looking for: unique stories, fresh voices, and unexpected twists. She can be found online at www.cmalit.com.
What Suzanne is looking for: Iron Stream Media is currently acquiring the following for Iron Stream and Brookstone imprints:
Iron Stream Media:
NONFICTION: Bible Studies (especially for women), Devotionals, Christian Living/Ministry/Evangelism, Culture/Contemporary Issues, Discipleship/Personal Growth, Men’s Books, Prayer & Spiritual Warfare, Women’s Interests, Middle Grade Series, and
Evergreen projects that will remain relevant for years to come, similar to purpose Driven Life, Jesus Calling, or Prayer of Jabez. Our submission process can be found here.
FICTION: All genres in Adult, YA, and Middle Grade.
Brookstone Publishing Group*:
We are acquiring nonfiction, fiction, devotional, bible studies, YA, middle grade, and children’s.
*Brookstone Publishing Group is our fee for service, indie publishing option.
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.
What Rowena is looking for: Editorial Needs 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.
Janyre Tromp - Editor - Kregal Publications
Janyre Tromp has worked in the CBA industry for more than twenty years, spending time in both marketing and editorial. Currently, she is a developmental and acquisitions editor for Kregel Publications by day and a writer at night. For the record, you pronounce her name Jan-air . . . like the stove, but not like the book. She loves talking about books and interacts regularly with authors on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/JanyreTromp) including biweekly writing and editing tips.
What Janyre is looking for: Kregel Publications acquires broadly in nonfiction and fiction. We’re especially interested in nonfiction titles that tackle contemporary issues using a single biblical story or book. We’re also looking for manuscripts that deal with issues surrounding mental health, adults with special needs, social justice, as well as new takes on perennial topics like women’s issues, marriage, and parenting. Kregel is always looking for excellent historical romance, contemporary suspense, historical fiction, and women’s fiction with biblical grounding.
What Janyre is not looking for: Please no poetry, scripts, or memoir. One sheets, proposals, and synopses are helpful but not necessary. First-time authors welcome.
Laura Wheeler - Editor - HarperCollins (Thomas Nelson Zondervan)
Laura Wheeler has over ten years of editorial experience in the CBA industry. She worked on titles for Hachette Book Group and Abingdon Press before becoming an acquisitions editor for HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Thomas Nelson and Zondervan). Originally from Louisville, Laura currently lives in Nashville with her husband, Micah, and their very good canine boy, (Mr.) Knightley. She is most content when her days include baking French pastries, playing nerdy board games, laughing over a meal with good friends, and (of course) getting lost in an excellent novel.
What Laura is looking for: contemporary, romantic comedy, women’s fiction, general market crossover, historical romance, Southern fiction
What Laura is not looking for: biblical fiction, Amish fiction, short stories, poetry, suspense