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Why all this sadness?

See the stars?

Look up —
all the light you see
has made its way
to you

So I looked up
and saw the brave messengers
that had traveled space
through fire and ice
knowing that at the end
of their travels
they would make their way
to me.


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Meet a literary agent at an upcoming conference

The best way to know if an agent is right for you is to meet with them. A Prospect Agency agent will be attending the following conferences. In many cases, appointments can be arranged. Please contact the conference coordinator for details.

Date Event Location Description
None currently scheduled. Please check back for updates.

Past events

Date Event Location Description
Nov. 15, 2014 Rachel Orr - SCBWI Illinois Prairie Writer's Day Palatine, IL Attending Agent (Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College)
Nov. 1-2, 2014 Rachel Orr - SCBWI-New Jersey Fall Craft Weekend Princeton, NJ Attending Agent (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Sept. 14, 2014 Rachel Orr - Children's Book Illustration Group New York, NY Guest Speaker
July 14-18, 2014 Rachel Orr - Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers Workshop Oceanside, OR Instructor (Oceanside Community Center)
June 28-29, 2014 Rachel Orr - SCBWI New Jersey Annual Conference Plainsboro, NJ Attending Agent (Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Conference Center)
June 14, 2014 Teresa Kietlinski - SCBWI Eastern PA Illustrator Intensive Pennsylvania, PA Attending Agent (Perelman Quadrangle, University of Pennsylvania)
June 5-8, 2014 Rachel Orr - Highlights Foundation: Super Children’s Book Boot Camp Honesdale, PA Special Guest (Highlights Foundation Facility)
May 16-17, 2014 Rachel Orr - SCBWI-Arkansas: Annual Conference N. Little Rock, AR Attending Agent (William F. Laman Public Library)
March 8-9, 2014 Teresa Kietlinski - SCBWI NJ - Evolution Resolution Princeton, NJ Illustrator Intensive 1&2 (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Feb 27, 2014 Becca Stumpf - Query Roulette - New York Chapter of the Women's National Book Association New York, NY Taking Pitches (Assoc. of American Publishers)
Nov. 20-22, 2013 Becca Stumpf - The Writers Institute Florida Center for the Literary Arts Miami, FL Manuscript Consultations (Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College)
July 17-20, 2013 Emily Sylvan Kim - RWA Annual Conference Atlanta, GA Attending Agent (Marriott Marquis)
June 21-23, 2013 Becca Stumpf - The Writers League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference Austin, TX Panelist (Hyatt Regency)
June 8, 2013 Becca Stumpf Adirondack Center for Writing Annual Publishing Conference Silver Bay, NY Workshop/Seminar
May 23-25, 2013 Carrie Pestritto - Backspace Writers Conference New York, NY Attending Agent
May 19-21, 2013 Teresa Kietlinski - Surtex The Originals Art Show New York, NY Attending Agent (Jacob K. Javits Convention Center)
Jan 5, 2013 Becca Stumpf - SCBWI Metro NY Character Boot Camp 2012 New York, NY Manuscript critiques (The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen)
Nov 11, 2012 Teresa Kietlinski - The Children's Book Illustrators Group (CBIG) Annual Portfolio Review New York, NY Portfolio reviews by appointment
Oct 25, 2012 Teresa Kietlinski - The Society of Illustrators: The Original Art Show Opening Reception New York, NY Attending Agent (Museum of American Illustration)
Oct 5-6, 2012 Emily Sylvan Kim - Pacific Coast Children's Writers Novel Workshop & Retreat Santa Cruz, CA Appointments (Pajaro Dunes Resort)
Sept. 22, 2012 Becca Stumpf - Women Who Write Second Annual Writers Conferenc Madison, NJ Workshop, Panel & Critique
July 27-29, 2012 Emily Sylvan Kim - RWA Annual Conference Anaheim, CA Attending Agent (Anaheim Marriott)
May 24-25, 2012 Carrie Pestritto - Backspace Writers Conference New York, NY Agent One-On-One (The Radisson Martinique)
April 26, 2012 Carrie Pestritto - ASJA Annual Conference New York, NY Attending Agent (Roosevelt Hotel)
Mar 2-4, 2012 Becca Stumpf - FF&P Fantasy On The Bayou Conference New Orleans, LA Panelist (New Orleans Marriott)
Jan 25, 2012 Teresa Kietlinski - Little Dog Lost release party Philadelphia, PA Attending Agent (Free Library of Philadelphia)
Jan 21, 2012 Emily Sylvan Kim & Teresa Kietlinski- Writer's Digest Conference New York, NY Appointments (Sheraton Hotel & Towers)
Nov 11-12, 2011 Becca Stumpf - Atlanta Writers Conference Atlanta, GA Attending Agent and Panelist (Westin, Atlanta Airport)
Nov 6, 2011 Teresa Kietlinski - SCBWI Illustrator Day Princeton, NJ Attending Agent (Hyatt Regency)
Oct 17, 2011 Teresa Kietlinski - Society of Illustrators Original Art Show New York, NY Attending Agent (TBA)
Oct 15, 2011 All Prospect Agents - Rutgers University One-on-One Plus Conference Piscataway, NJ Mentor (Busch Campus Center)
Oct 7-8, 2011 Becca Stumpf - James River Writers Conference Richmond, VA Attending Agent and Panelist (The Library of Virginia)
Sep 16, 2011 Becca Stumpf - Slice Literary Writers' Conference Brooklyn, NY Panelist (Brooklyn College Conference Center)
Jun 28-Jul 1, 2011 Becca Stumpf - RWA 31st Annual Conference 8th Annual Writers' Conference New York, NY Attending Agent (Marriott Marquis)
May 6-7, 2011 Becca Stumpf- LDS Storymakers 8th Annual Writers' Conference Salt Lake City, UT Special Guest (Sheraton Hotel)
Apr 29-30, 2011 Emily Sylvan Kim - RWA - New England Chapter Let Your Imagination Take Flight 2010 Conference Salem, MA Attending Agent (Hawthorne Hotel)
Jan 22, 2011 Becca Stumpf - Writer’s Digest Conference - Agent Pitch Slam New York, NY Appointments (Sheraton Hotel & Towers)
Nov 6, 2010 Rachel Orr - SCBWI Eastern PA Chapter Critique-a-thon Lancaster, PA Attending Agent (Mulberry Art Studio)
Oct 22-23, 2010 Emily Sylvan Kim - NJRW's Put Your Heart in a Book Conference Iselin, NJ Attending Agent (Woodbridge Renaissance Hotel)
Oct 16, 2010 Rachel Orr, Emily Sylvan Kim, Becca Stumpf - Rutgers University One-on-One Plus Conference Piscataway NJ Charing Committee (Busch Campus Center)
Oct 20, 2010 Teresa Kietlinski - Society of Illustrators 2010 Original Art Show Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration New York, NY Attending Agent
Sep 21, 2010 Becca Stumpf - New Jersey SCBWI First Page Session Princeton, NJ Attending Agent
Aug 18, 2010 Teresa Kietlinski - International Gift Show New York, NY (Jacob Javitz Center) Attending Agent
July 15, 2010 Teresa Kietlinski - New Jersey SCBWI Editor and Agent Dinner Princeton, NJ Attending Agent
July 8, 2010 Becca Stumpf - ThrillerFest AgentFest V New York, NY Attending Agent (Grand Hyatt)
May 28-30, 2010 Becca Stumpf - Pima Writers' Workshop Tucson, AZ Attending Agent
Apr 24, 2010 Rachel Orr - North Central/North East Texas SCBWI Agent/Editor Day Dallas, TX Attending Agent (First United Methodist Church)
Apr 24, 2010 Becca Stumpf - Maryland Writers’ Association 22nd Annual Writers’ Conference Hunt Valley, MD Attending Agent (Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn)
Mar 19-21, 2010 Becca Stumpf - North Texas Two Step Conference Dallas RWA Chapter Dallas, TX Attending Agent (Embassy Suites DFW Airport South)
Jan 29, 2010 Emily Sylvan Kim - Society of Children's Books Authors and Illustrators Winter Conference cocktail party New York, NY Attending Agent (Hyatt Grand Central)
Oct 2-4, 2009 Becca Stumpf - Georgia Romance Writers Moonlight and Magnolias Conference Atlanta, GA Attending Agent (Hilton Atlanta Northeast)
Sep 11-13, 2009 Becca Stumpf - Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference Denver, CO Attending Agent (Renaissance Denver Hotel)
July 15-18, 2009 Becca Stumpf & Emily Sylvan Kim - RWA 29th Annual National Conference Washington, DC Attending Agents (Marriott Wardman Park Hotel)
July 9, 2009 Becca Stumpf - Thrillerfest 2009 International Thriller Writers New York, NY Attending Agent (Grand Hyatt Hotel)
June 13, 2009 Becca Stumpf - American Independent Writers (Washington) 29th Annual Conference Washington, DC Attending Agent (George Washington University Cafritz Conference Center)
May 27, 2009 Becca Stump & Vivian Chum - BookExpo America 2009 BEA Conference New York, NY Attending Agents (Jakob K. Javits Center)
May 15-17, 2009 Becca Stumpf - Pennwriters 2009 Conference Pittsburgh, PA Attending Agent (Pittsburgh Airport Marriott)
May 13, 2009 Vivian Chum - Bucks County Romance Writers 2009 Hook 'Em Event Buckingham, PA Attending Agent (Buckingham Township Building)
May 1-2, 2009 Vivian Chum - San Antonio Romance Authors Merritt Conference 2009 San Antonio, TX Attending Agent (Hilton Hotel)
May 2,  2009 Becca Stumpf - Connecticut RWA Connecticut Fiction Fest Conference Meriden, CT Attending Agent (Sheraton Four Points)
Apr 24-26, 2009 Vivian Chum - 2009: 38th Annual ASJA Writers Conference The Writer's GPS: On Track for Success! New York, NY Attending Agent (Roosevelt Hotel)
Mar 27-29, 2009 Becca Stumpf - RWA - New England Chapter Let Your Imagination Take Flight 2009 Conference Framingham, MA Attending Agent (Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center)
Mar 20, 2009 All Prospect Agents - PASIC Power Conference New York, NY Attending Agents (Millennium Broadway Hotel)
Mar 6-7, 2009 Vivian Chum - NOLA STARs RWA 2009 Written In The Stars Writers' Conference Shreveport, LA Attending Agent (The Clarion Hotel)
Jan 30, 2009 All Prospect Agents - SCBWI Annual VIP Cocktail Party New York, NY Attending Agent (Hyatt Grand Central)
Oct 24-25, 2008 Emily Sylvan Kim - New Jersey RWA Put Your Heart in a Book Conference Iselin, NJ Appointments (Woodbridge Hotel and Conference Center)
Oct 25, 2008 Becca Stumpf - Northwest Houston RWA Lone Star Writer's Conference Houston, TX Agent Panel/appointments
Oct 18, 2008 All Prospect Agents - The Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature 2008 One-on-One Plus Conference Piscataway, NJ Visiting Agents (Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center)
Sep 12-14,  2008 Becca Stumpf - Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 26th Annual Colorado Gold Conference Denver, CO Agent Panel/appointments
May 3, 2008 Rachel Orr - Orange County SCBWI Agent's Day Newport Beach, CA Speaker/Panelist (Newport Sea Base)
Apr 25-27, 2008 Becca Stumpf - Washington Romance Writers Annual Retreat Harpers Ferry, WV Agent Panel/interviews (Hilltop House)
Apr 12, 2008 Rachel Orr - New England SCBWI "Stretch Your Wings" Conference Nashua, NH Critiquer/Faculty (Crowne Plaza Hotel)
Apr 11-12, 2008 Emily Sylvan Kim - New England RWA "Let Your Imagination Take Flight" Conference Natick, MA Panel Discussion (Crowne Plaza)
Mar 30, 2008 Rachel Orr - New Jersey SCBWI One Day Mentoring Workshop Princeton, NJ Mentor (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Mar 28-30, 2008 Emily Sylvan Kim - 2008 NINC Conference "Open A New Window" New York, NY Panel Discussion (Affinia Hotel)
Oct 26-28, 2007 Emily Sylvan Kim - South Carolina Writers Workshop 17th Annual Conference Myrtle Beach, SC Speaker/Faculty (Hilton Resort)
Oct 13, 2007 Emily Sylvan Kim & Rachel Orr- Rutgers University Council for Children's Literature One-on-One Plus Conference Piscataway, NJ Mentor (Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center)
Sep 17, 2007 Emily Sylvan Kim - PASIC Online Chat e Engagement Special Guest 9-10 PM
July 13, 2007 Emily Sylvan Kim - RWA 27th Annual National Conference Dallas, TX Speaker—Finding the Perfect Agent (Hyatt Regency)
May 30, 2007 Emily Sylvan Kim - BookExpo America/Writer's Digest Writers Conference New York, NY Attending Agent (Jacob Javits Convention Center)
Mar 29-31, 2007 Emily Sylvan Kim - PASIC Power Conference New York, NY Guest Speaker (Millenium Broadway Hotel)
Mar 13, 2007 Emily Sylvan Kim - SCBWI Tuesday Professional Series - Anthroposophical Society New York, NY Panelist
Feb 10-11, 2007 Emily Sylvan Kim - SCBWI Winter Conference - Writers' Intensive Day (Feb 9) New York, NY Faculty/Workshop (Hilton Hotel)
Jan 13, 2007 Emily Sylvan Kim - Valley Forge Romance Writers Plymouth Meeting, PA Panel (Doubletree Hotel)
July 26-29, 2006 Emily Sylvan Kim - RWA 26th Annual National Conference Atlanta, GA Attending Agent
June 9-10, 2006 Emily Sylvan Kim - Lori Foster Reader and Author Get Together West Chester, OH Attending Agent, Appointments
May 20, 2006 Emily Sylvan Kim - The Adirondack Center for Writing (Paul Smith's College) Children's Literature Conference Paul Smiths, NY Presenting Agent, Appointments
Apr 21-23, 2006 Emily Sylvan Kim - Pikes Peak Writers Conference Colorado Springs, CO Panel, Workshop, Appointments
Feb 4-5, 2006 Emily Sylvan Kim - SCBWI Annual Winter Conference New York, NY Agent Panel (Hilton Hotel)
Dec 5, 2005 Emily Sylvan Kim - PASIC Online Chat e Engagement Special Guest 9-10 PM
Nov 1, 2005 Emily Sylvan Kim - Manhattanville College Agent's Panel Purchase, NY Agent Panel 7-9 PM

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