2010 Real-time Query Cheat Sheet

Real-time Queries: This is a new addition to the South Carolina Writers’ Workshop conference. As an attendee, you’ll bring your one-page query letter with you to a 15-minute meeting with a faculty member. The industry expert will read it, as an agent or editor would in an office. Then, you’ll get a gut reaction, advice, suggestions and maybe even a request for materials! Appointment times will be given to you at when you check in at the registration desk.

1. Richard Morris – Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Science Fiction, Current Affairs Non-fiction, History Non-fiction, Narrative Non-fiction and Politics Non-fiction.

2. Rachelle Gardner – Women’s Fiction, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult, Health Non-fiction, Self-help Non-fiction, Memoir and Christian Non-fiction.

3. Daniela Rapp – Mystery, Thriller, Memoir, Animal Non-fiction, Nature Non-fiction, Travel Non-fiction, Food Non-fiction, Humor Non-fiction, Language and Writing Non-fiction, History Non-Fiction and Native American.

4. Jill Marr – Women’s Fiction, Multi-cultural Fiction, Historic Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Self-help Non-fiction, Inspirational Non-fiction, Cookbook, Memoir (especially Travel or Foodie), Parenting Non-fiction, History Non-fiction, Health and Nutrition Non-fiction, Pop Culture Non-fiction, Humor Non-fiction and Music Non-fiction.

5. Diana Fox – Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Women’s Fiction, Thriller, Historical Fiction, Crime Fiction, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Biography and Narrative Non-fiction.

6. Irene Goodman – Memoir, Narrative History Non-fiction, Music Non-fiction, Social Issues and Commentary Non-fiction, Animal Non-fiction, Food Non-fiction, Parenting Non-fiction, Judaica Non-fiction, Anglophilia Non-fiction, Francophilia Non-fiction, Crafts, Lifestyle, Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Thriller, Literary Fiction and Mystery.

7. Jeff Kleinman – Narrative Non-fiction, Memoir, Health Non-fiction, Parenting Non-fiction, Aging Non-fiction, Nature Non-fiction, Pet Non-fiction, How-to Non-fiction, Science Non-fiction, Politics Non-fiction, Military Non-fiction, Espionage Non-fiction, Equestrian Non-fiction, Biography, Suspense, Thriller (not Mystery), and Literary Fiction.

8. Wendy Sherman – Women’s Fiction, Memoir, Narrative Non-fiction and Prescriptive non-fiction.

9. Anna Webman – Historic Fiction, Mainstream Fiction, Middle Grade and Young Adult.

10. Joshilyn Jackson – Women’s Fiction, Romance, Novellas, Short Fiction, Upmarket Fiction, Literary Fiction, Memoir, Narrative Non-fiction and Humor Non-fiction.

11. Susan Hawk – Children’s, Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction.

12. Maryglenn McCombs – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller.

13. Caitlin Alexander – most Fiction and Non-fiction, excluding Science Fiction, Fantasy, Self-help Non-fiction and Children’s.

14. Hank Phillippi Ryan – Women’s Fiction, Romance, Suspense and Romantic Suspense.

15. Michelle HowryNon-fiction only – specifically Personal Narrative, Memoir, Health, Self-help, Finance, Psychology, Relationships, Parenting, Foodie, Biography, History and Science and Technology.

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