Featured Editors at

the 2019 Agents & Editors Conference

(check back regularly for updates)

 

The 2019 A&E Conference includes editors from a notable list of reputable publishers, large and independent. Click on the linked publisher names to be routed to the publisher website.

 

Michael Barron, Melville House

Sara Goodman, Wednesday Books

Jason Pinter, Polis Books

 

Michael Barron, Melville House

Michael Barron is a book editor at the independent publisher Melville House and was previously an associate editor at New Directions Publishing. In his capacity as editor, he was worked with authors such as Rachel Kushner, Rivka Galchen, Hanif Abduraqqib, Hampton Fancher, and others. As a writer and critic, Barron has written for Harper’s, Bookforum, frieze and Vice among other publications. For the website Culture Trip, Barron assembled the world’s first complete global anthology, which included a short story from every country in the world.

 

Actively Seeking

Fiction: Literary, Literature-in-translation

Nonfiction: Narrative, Current Events, Essays

 

 

Sara Goodman, Wednesday Books

Sara Goodman began her career in 2001 as a junior agent at the Ralph M. Vicinanza, Ltd. literary agency, then moved over to St. Martin’s Press in 2007 to start fresh as an editorial assistant when she realized being an agent was not her calling. In the course of her career, she has edited Rainbow Rowell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, Landline, and Carry On; Courtney Summers, the New York Times bestselling author of Sadie, All The Rage, This is Not a Test, Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are and Cracked Up To Be. I edited the anthologies My True Love Gave To Me and Summer Days and Summer Nights with bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, in addition to editing the co-authored novel by David Levithan & Nina LaCour, You Know Me Well. I also published I Hate Everyone But You by YouTube sensations Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin, which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.

 

Actively Seeking

Children's: YA Fiction, YA Nonfiction

 

Jason Pinter, Polis Books

Jason Pinter is the founder and Publisher of Polis Books, an independent press he launched in 2013, and the bestselling author of six novels and two children’s books. Polis titles have been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Thriller Award, and Jason’s own books have been nominated for the Strand Critics Award, Thriller, Shamus, Barry, and more. He was named one of Publisher Weekly’s inaugural Star Watch honorees, which “recognizes young publishing professionals who have distinguished themselves as future leaders of the industry.”

 

Actively Seeking

Fiction: High Concept Commercial, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Children's: YA Fiction