We are very pleased to announce that once again, a number of editors and literary agents have agreed to read the work of all the finalists. Each year, more than half of our finalists received a request from at least one editor/agent — and several have made sales. Though we can’t promise that will happen again, we are confident that our finalists will be well received by the panel.

Please note: We are still adding/updating our Panel of Experts. 

Editors and agents on the Panel of Experts include:

ALEX LOGAN, Assistant Editor, Grand Central Publishing

DEB WERKSMAN, Editorial Manager, Sourcebooks, Inc.

THERESA STEVENS, Managing Editor, Red Sage Publishing

ESI SOGAH, Assistant Editor, Avon Books

SUSAN SWINWOOD, Senior Editor, Harlequin – MIRA/Spice

KELLI MARTIN, Senior Editor, Kimani Press – Romance


BRENDA CHIN, Senior Editor, Harlequin Blaze

CHRISTINE WITTHOHN, Agent, Book Cents Literary Agency


LAURA BRADFORD, Agent, Bradford Literary Agency

ELIZABETH POMADA, Agent, Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency

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