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Another agent signs up for the Florida Writers Conference!

June 24, 2012

Since we first published the faculty roster for the Florida Writers Conference (to be held October 19-21 at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, it’s a great conference, you should go!), several new agents have come on board, ready to interview with you, one on one. The latest is Judith Engracia of Liza Dawson Associates.

Judith joined Liza Dawson Associates in 2010 and is now building her client list. Previously, she interned at Random House, FinePrint Literary Management, and Nancy Coffey Literary. She graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a BA in English and History on a full scholarship.

Judith is looking for all types of fiction, particularly literary fiction, middle grade, young adult, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and light science fiction.

  • To make an appointment with Judith or any other faculty member, click here.
  • To view the full faculty roster, with bios, click here.
  • To learn more about FWA’s annual conference, click here.

Which agent agents attending this year’s conference interest you?

  1. June 25, 2012 3:22 pm

    What is light science fiction?

    • Chris Hamilton permalink
      June 25, 2012 4:03 pm

      I’ve sent an e-mail asking.

  2. June 26, 2012 6:03 am

    Reblogged this on BookRepublic.

  3. Chris Hamilton permalink
    July 3, 2012 6:56 am

    Here’s the answer on light science fiction:

    “There’s no universal definition for light or soft SF, but I tend to think of this sub-genre as a SF novel that isn’t too concerned with scientific accuracy and plausibility. So in this world, faster-than-light travel, paranormal powers, and other fantastical elements are acceptable. It’s set in the future and has some scientific elements, but overall, the SF element is just a backdrop for exploring cultural, psychological, and interpersonal issues. My favorite light SF authors include Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin, for instance.

    Hard SF, on the other hand, is deeply concerned with scientific concepts, ensuring that the novel is as believable as possible. And although I’m a huge fan of some hard SF authors like Arthur C. Clarke, I just don’t think I’m the right agent to edit a manuscript with such a high level of scientific detail. Manuscripts need to be near-perfect when submitting to editors, meaning the agent needs to be able to catch holes in the manuscript beforehand, and I just don’t think I’m qualified to do this for hard SF novels.

    I hope this answers your question. I look forward to meeting you at the conference.”

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