March 22 - 23, 2012 - Allentown, PA











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Julia Bannon has been walking around with her nose stuck in a book since the age of five. It didnít matter if she was walking to school or lacing up her skating boots, reading has been her lifelong passion. After several years in public relations, Internet sales and marketing, Julia was able to merge her passion for the written word with her career when she went to work for HarperCollins in online marketing. After several years learning from her amazing colleagues and authors, Julia left the publishing world to start a family. While raising her children Julia worked for marketing agencies to build websites and brands for a wide array of clients through web marketing. Then she returned to her passion by becoming a copy editor. Julia was so pleased to join the L. Perkins Agency in late 2012, to learn from her talented colleagues who have done so much to further the careers of terrific authors. Julia is thrilled to bring her experiences in publishing, copy editing and marketing to her new clients as they look to forge the way in the evolving world of e-publishing.


  All appointments with Sara D'Emic have been filled

Sara D'Emic is an Associate Agent with Talcott Notch Literary and is actively extending her client base. She graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. She was previously an editorial/PR intern for Last Light Studio (Boston) and an editorial intern for Hanging Loose Press (Brooklyn). She currently lives in upstate New York with her dog, Martha.

I'm interested in: Adult or YA mainstream fiction, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, mystery, and any and all sub genres that those encompass. 


All appointments with Emily Keyes have been filled

Emily Keyes is Contracts & Foreign Rights Manager at the L. Perkins Agency as well as an acquiring agent. She is passionate about YA and teen novels, therefore acquiring in that area. In addition, Emily is looking for a wide-range of commercial fiction including women's fiction, contemporary romance, fantasy, science fiction, paranormal and historical. Emily is actively expanding her client list and open to submissions. As a Contracts Administrator at Simon & Schuster, Inc. and a writer for "The World Almanac for Kids," Emily forged her knowledge of many aspects of publishing, bringing that experience to her current position. She is a graduate of the NYU Publishing program. 

Emily is looking for young adult and middle grade (all genres), women's fiction, fantasy, science fiction, popular culture and humor.



Jita Fumich first began working with Folio in 2006. She has also worked with the editorial department at Berkley Books at Penguin and with Macmillan Publishers at their self-help podcasting website, and is currently the secretary for the AARís Digital Rights Committee. She holds a B.A. from New York University and has taken classes at NYUís Center for Publishing.

Jita is actively looking for single title romance, comic fantasy, urban fantasy, women's fiction, YA, and select non-fiction.  She has a soft spot for steampunk and just about anything with a touch of romance. 


  All appointments with Emily Gref have been filled.

Emily Gref is an Associate Agent at Lowenstein Associates, as wel as our foreign rights manager. Prior to Lowenstein Associates she interned with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, Serendipity Literary Agency, Arthur A. Levine Books, Tor Books, and Penguin Young Readers. Her interests are wide and varied. In Young Adult and Middle Grade she is looking for all genres, but has a weak spot for fairy tale, folklore, and mythology retellings. Emily is also interested in fantasy and science fiction, as well as literary and commercial women's fiction. In non-fiction she is looking for strong narratives and books by recognized experts with a wide-reaching platform. Books that lend themselves well to digital platforms are especially of interest. Non-fiction projects she'd like to take on include narratives about linguistics, anthropology and history. She is also open to biographies and memoirs with a strong voice and unique hook.

Primarily young adult and middle grade, all genres. Also looking for adult science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction, as well as narrative non-fiction in the social sciences.


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