Northwest Christian Writers Renewal with Mary DeMuth
May 15–16, 2020 - Westminster Chapel, Bellevue, Washington
Continue to check back on this page as more editors/agents are being added as they are 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.
You may have the opportunity to sign up for more onsite at the conference. Indicate your order of preference in the "Special requests or needs" box when registering.
After 25 years of working for other publishers, large and small, Tim started his own companies in the service of authors and readers during a period of rapid change in the publishing industry. As president and publisher, Tim fills his days working closely with authors and publishers, bringing words to life. He also travels worldwide to meet with authors and encourage their craft. Tim is the author or compiler of over a dozen books and Bibles published by Crossway, InterVarsity Press, Tyndale, and Zondervan. Tim is sometimes a coach, sometimes a critic, sometimes a counselor, but always a cheerleader. He believes that a book is less like a product—a thing—and more like a person—even a friend—the unique and irreplaceable offspring of an author’s heart, mind,
What we’re looking for: actively acquiring thoughtful adult nonfiction books for the Christian marketplace (CBA).
We’re not looking for: children’s, fiction, cookbooks, anthologies or essay collections, gift books, graphic novels, poetry, or screenplays.
Vicki Crumpton, Executive Editor for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has over thirty years of publishing experience. A recipient of ACFW’s Editor of the Year award, AWSA’s Editor of the Year award, and AWSA’s Fiction Editor of the Year award, she has acquired a number of award finalists and winners, as well as several New York Times bestsellers, including 90 Minutes in Heaven. She holds an M. Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Seminary, is a Mensa member, and works from her office in Western Kentucky. When she’s not taking care of the menagerie, you can often find her riding a road or mountain bike, paddling a kayak, or taking photos.
Nick Harrison - Agent - WordServe Literary
Nick Harrison has served in the Christian publishing world for more than 40 years. He is an author, bookseller, editor, and literary agent. He is the author of a dozen books including Magnificent Prayer, Power in the Promises, One-Minute Prayers for Those with Cancer. Nick and his wife, Beverly, have three adult daughters and four grandchildren. They live in Eugene, Oregon.
What Nick is looking for: As an agent, I’m looking for well-written books on the spiritual life, books with a political angle, current issues, women’s books, men’s books, well-crafted fiction (except speculative fiction). I would love to find a compelling memoir. That said, I’ll listen to any pitch that might pique my interest.
NOT looking for: Children’s books, prophecy, poetry, or gift books.
Jim’s clients include both veteran and debut authors and represents a mix of non-fiction and fiction clients. He serves both Christian and general markets. Jim is also a singer/songwriter/worship leader and has been involved in youth and music ministry for several decades. He is credentialed with the Assemblies of God.
Jim is looking for: Non-fiction on the topics of Christian living, church growth, leadership, business, social issues, parenting, and some self-help. Non-fiction writers will need to show a strong platform in their area of expertise. He is looking for select fiction in these categories: suspense/thrillers, romance (contemporary, historical, suspense, Amish), women’s fiction, and some speculative and sci-fi. Fiction writers should possess a strong and growing platform.
Jim is not looking for: Memoirs or devotionals at this time. He is not looking for proposals for books that have been previously self-published. He is not looking at children’s or middle-grade fiction at this time. Please do not send proposals for books that include graphic language and sex.
Rachel Pfeiffer - Editor- Focus on the Family Clubhouse
Rachel Pfeiffer serves as the assistant editor for Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine, where she acquires and edits stories to entertain and engage children. She graduated from Taylor University with an undergraduate degree in professional writing and has published a variety of freelance articles. When she's not curled up with a good book, she can often be found hiking the beautiful mountains in Colorado.
Clubhouse (8–12 years old)
Rachel is looking for: Fiction stories (choose-your-own-adventure, contemporary, science fiction, historical) ;Personality features of ordinary kids doing extraordinary things; Quizzes (multiple choice or true/false) that teach a biblical concept or character trait; Factual stories from a Christian worldview that talk about apologetics, biblical archeology or Christian values; Recipes and crafts
Stories where adults solve every problem; Mystery stories (we have a monthly column); Stories that deal with boy-girl relationships; Preachy sounding stories with an overbearing moral or message; Bible stories
Clubhouse Jr (3–7 years old)
Rachel is looking for: Fiction stories (choose-your-own-adventure, contemporary, science fiction, historical); Poetry; Bible stories; Rebus stories; Nature features; Recipes and craftsRachel is NOT looking for: Stories where adults solve every problem; Puzzles; Preachy sounding stories with an overbearing moral or message
Adria Goetz is a literary agent with Seattle-based Martin Literary & Media Management. She represents books for both the general market and the Christian market. She specializes in picture books, middle grade, young adult, graphic novels (MG/YA), and quirky gift books and devotionals. She graduated from the Columbia Publishing Course, as well as the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in English with a Creative Writing emphasis. In 2019, she was selected as a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree. She was recently proud to represent My Breakfast with Jesus by Tina Cho, Knit, Pray, Share by Lisa Hennessy, Taste Your Words by Bonnie Clark, Gritty and Graceful by Caryn Rivadeneira, and Nothing by Natalee Creech. Adria lives in an old Victorian farmhouse with her husband and heir two darling cats, Maple and Mulberry. To learn more about Adria and what she is (and isn't) looking for, check out her wish list at adriagoetz.com. She tweets at @adriamgoetz.
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