2014 May 29 – Killer Nashville Announces 2014 Attending Agents & Editors


Nashville, TN. May 29, 2014

WHAT: 9th annual Killer Nashville® International Thriller, Mystery and Crime Literature Writers’ Conference
WHEN: August 21-24, 2014
WHERE: Hutton Hotel & Convention Center, Nashville, TN

This coming August, eight acquiring agents and editors will arrive at Nashville’s five-star Hutton Hotel in search of talented new authors. The occasion? The Killer Nashville International Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Literature Writers’ Conference, which brings together aspiring authors and publishing professionals. The conference has resulted in offers of publication and/or representation. Agent/Editor Round Tables provide an opportunity to receive feedback and the possibility of representation, while receptions and other informal gatherings offer opportunities to network and establish relationships with the attending publishing professionals.

The attending agents and editors are:

Elizabeth Copps of the Maria Carvainis Agency
Denise (Deni) Dietz of Five Star Mysteries
Cate Hart of the Corvisiero Literary Agency
Michelle Johnson of the Inklings Literary Agency
Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Matt Martz of St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books
Bryon Quertermous of Exhibit A Books
Adrienne Rosado of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency

Each agent and editor will participate on panels and in a series of Agent/Editor Round Tables in which they will give constructive feedback on the first two pages of each participating attendee’s manuscript. While the Round Tables focus largely on instruction, they also serve as pitch sessions for writers whose work is already submission-ready.

A limited number of private critiques are also available from the attending publishing professionals.

As the number of seats for the agent/editor round tables is limited, they will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Killer Nashville International Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Literature Writers’ Conference, held annually on the fourth full weekend in August, was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. The conference draws attendees from as far away as Portmahomack, Scotland; Rome, Italy; and Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan. For interviews or more information: KillerNashville.com, Contact(at)KillerNashville(dot)com, 615-599-4032.

Killer Nashville | P.O. Box 680759 | Franklin, TN 37068-0759 | 615-599-4032