Which Industry Professionals Are Taking Appointments?

Pitch Appointments (15 minutes)

Steve Laube

Agent & Owner of the Steve Laube Agency and Enclave Publishing
(in-person only)

Heidi Taylor Gordon

Editor with Shadow Mountain Publishing

Linda Howard

Editor with Tyndale House Publishers

Janeen Ippolito

Editor with Uncommon Universes Press

Alice Fugate

Agent with The Joy Harris Literary Agency
(virtual only)

Rowena Kuo

Editor with Brimstone Fiction
(virtual only)

Michele Harper

Editor with Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing
(virtual only)

Miralee Ferrel

Editor with Mountain Brook Ink Publishing
(virtual only)

Alyssa Roat

Editor with Mountain Brook Ink Publishing
(in-person only)

Deb Haggerty

Editor with Elk Lake Publishing
(virtual only)

Diana Pho

Editor at Serial Box
(virtual only)

Cammie Larsen

Editor with Monster Ivy Publishing
(in-person only)

Joshua Chadd

Editor with Blade of Truth Publishing
(in-person only)

Troy Hooker

Editor with Descendant Publishing
(in-person only)

Mentor Appointments (15 minutes)

Frank Peretti

Award-winning, bestselling author
(in-person only)

Michael Anderle

Award-winning author and owner of LMBPN Publishing

Allen Arnold

Author and publishing industry veteran
(in-person only)

Carla Hoch

Writer and combat expert


Judith Anderle

Foreign rights and translation expert

Janeen Ippolito

Editor with Uncommon Universes Press

Heidi Taylor Gordon

Editor with Shadow Mountain Publishing

Rowena Kuo

Editor with Brimstone Fiction
(virtual only)

Kerry Nietz

Award-winning author

H.L. Burke

Author

Kristen Stieffel

Author and freelance editor

A.C. Williams

Author and book coach

S.D. Grimm

Author and freelance editor

Lauren Brandenburg

Award-winning author
(in-person only)

Steve Rzasa

Author
(in-person only)

Pam Halter

Author and freelance editor
(in-person only)

Avily Jerome

Author and freelance editor
(in-person only)

Cammie Larsen

Editor with Monster Ivy Publishing
(in-person only)

Alyssa Roat

Editor with Mountain Brook Ink Publishing
(in-person only)

Andrew Winch

Editor at Havok Publishing
(in-person only)

Joshua Chadd

Editor with Blade of Truth Publishing
(in-person only)

Paid Critiques (30 minutes)

Linda Howard

Editor with Tyndale House Publishers

Deb Haggerty

Editor with Elk Lake Publishing (virtual only)

Miralee Ferrel

Editor with Mountain Brook Ink Publishing (virtual only)

Rowena Kuo

Editor with Brimstone Fiction
(virtual only)

Janeen Ippolito

Editor with Uncommon Universes Press

Alyssa Roat

Editor with Mountain Brook Ink Publishing (in-person only)

Heidi Taylor Gordon

Editor with Shadow Mountain Publishing

Joshua Chadd

Editor with Blade of Truth Publishing
(in-person only)

Sharon Hinck

Christy Award-winning author

Kerry Nietz

Award-winning author

Lindsay Franklin

Award-winning author and editor

Andrew Winch

Editor at Havok Publishing

Lauren Brandenburg

Award-winning author
(in-person only)

Steve Rzasa

Author
(in-person only)

Pam Halter

Author and freelance editor
(in-person only)

Avily Jerome

Author and freelance editor
(in-person only)

Kristen Stieffel

Author and freelance editor

A.C. Williams

Author and book coach

S.D. Grimm

Author and freelance editor

Specialty Appointments

Caleb Breakey

Book proposal and author platform expert
(in-person only)

Arpit Mehta

Photographer
(in-person only)

Chris Morris

Accounting for Authors
(in-person only)

Linda Goldfarb

EA Books Publishing Consultant
(in-person only)

We may add more professionals to these lists if agents/editors/mentors that we don’t currently know about opt to join us for the conference. We will update all registrants in the event of changes to the list.

Appointments at Realm Makers

At the annual Realm Makers conference, authors have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with editors, agents, and mentors, whether you attend the conference online or in-person. But what kind of appointment should you choose? Read on for an explanation of the appointment types and who they serve best.

Pitch Appointments

Every registrant has the option to select up to two! Pitch Appointments are opportunities to convince a publishing house representative to acquire your manuscript or to interest a literary agent in representing you.

*Please note, some professionals taking pitches are in-person only, some are virtual only, and some are both. Please check carefully when sign-up time arrives to make sure you can meet with the person you are selecting. (For example, online attendees can’t meet with in-person only editors/agents)

Also DO YOUR RESEARCH. We will make every effort to include our participating editors’ and agents’ editorial needs on our website, but it’s always wise to visit their websites directly to search for submissions requirements.

  • Who are these appointments for?

    Authors who have a completed, polished manuscript that is ready for professional eyes to consider for publication or representation.

  • How long are the appointments?

    15 minutes

  • When do I sign up?

    Pitch appointments become available in the spring, and you will be invited to sign up for them in the order you registered. The most sought-after agents’ and editors’ schedules fill up quickly, so don’t procrastinate at registration time if you are planning on “shopping” your manuscripts.

Mentor Appointments

Every registrant has the option to select up to two! These are opportunities to sit down with a seasoned professional—some mentors will be authors, others will be editors, agents or other industry-related experts. These appointments are great if you want to pick someone’s brain who has more experience than you in the world of writing, or a specific area of expertise you need help with.

These appointments work best if you come with a handful of specific questions to ask your mentor of choice. They are not long enough for you to ask the mentor to read your work and give feedback. If this is what you’re looking for, consider a paid critique (info below.)

  • Who are these appointments for?

    Authors who are at any stage of their writing journey can benefit from mentoring appointments

  • How long are the appointments?

    15 minutes

  • When do I sign up?

    Mentor appointments become available in the spring, and you will be invited to sign up for them in the order you registered. The most sought-after mentors’ schedules fill up quickly, so don’t procrastinate at registration time if there’s a mentor in the list you REALLY want to speak with.

Paid Critiques

You can purchase a paid critique as an add-on during registration for $30 each. These appointments are a chance for you to send the first ten pages of your current manuscript to a professional who will comb through it, make comments, and tell you what is working well in your writing as well as where you can improve. You receive an appointment during the conference with your critiquer to discuss their feedback

  • Who are these appointments for?

    Authors who are at any stage of their writing journey can benefit from paid critique

  • How long are the appointments?

    30 minutes

  • When do I sign up?

    You must purchase paid critiques as part of your registration. Details on when and where to send your manuscript except will come to you via email in the early spring. When appointments sign-ups begin (at the same time as editor/agent/mentor appointments) you will receive instructions on how to select a time during the conference to meet with your critiquer.