Featured Editors for

the 2017 Agents & Editors Conference

(check back regularly for updates!)


The 2017 Agents & Editors Conference will include 20-25 featured agents and editors from distinguished and reputable literary agencies and publishing companies. We're in the early days of extending invitations and will update this page as featured agents are confirmed.

To date, the following editors have confirmed:

Daniel Smetanka, Counterpoint Press




Daniel Smetanka, Counterpoint Press

Daniel Smetanka has worked in the publishing industry for over twenty-five years. As an Executive Editor at Ballantine/Random House, Inc., he acquired award-winning books including The Speed of Light by Elizabeth Rosner, Down to the Soundless Sea by Thomas Steinbeck, and Among the Missing by Dan Chaon, a 2001 Finalist for the National Book Award. He is currently Vice President, Executive Editor for Counterpoint Press. He acquires both fiction and nonfiction, and his projects include works by Dana Johnson, Abby Geni, Tod Goldberg, Natashia Deon, and Karen E. Bender, a 2015 Finalist for the National Book Award.

Actively Seeking

Fiction: Literary, Mystery/Suspense, Short Fiction

Nonfiction: Narrative, Current Events, History, Biography, Essays