September Write Brain: Mythbusting Agents

Sep 18, 2019 — 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Location: 21C (get directions)


One of the most popular Pikes Peak Writers Conference events is now a Write Brain! Agent Kate Testerman, who founded KT Literary in 2008, Associate Agent Lesley Sabga of The Seymour Agency, and James Persichetti, freelance editor who read submissions and handled foreign rights for Nelson Literary Agency, will be on hand to answer all of your questions about agents. No question too big or too small! Wonder how they spend their days? Does (font) size really matter? Want to know what they’re looking for NOW and what they’ve seen too much of? This is your opportunity to ask and learn in a low-stress, no-pitching environment.


Kate Testerman

Kate TestermanAfter a dozen years working in publishing in New York City, Kate moved to Colorado and formed kt literary in early 2008, where she concentrates on middle grade and young adult fiction. Bringing to bear the experience of being part of a large agency, she enjoys all aspects of working with her authors, offering hands-on experience, personal service, and a surfeit of optimism.

Lesley Sabga (The Seymour Agency)

Since graduating from The University of Kentucky (Go Cats!) and obtaining her Editorial Certification from The University of Chicago, Lesley has worked as an editorial intern and freelancer for multiple publishing houses. She’s also been working for The Seymour Agency since 2014, becoming an Associate Agent in 2017.

LOOKING FOR:  MG, YA, and Adult fantasy/science fiction, dark suspense/thriller with strong, female protagonists, romance, mystery and narrative non-fiction. Lesley loves intricate and vivid world building and character driven plots.

James Persichetti

James Persichetti

James Persichetti is a freelance developmental editor for a wide variety of genres and the founder of Lost Hat Editorial Services. Prior to editing, James worked for over three years with Nelson Literary Agency, reading submissions and selling foreign rights. In his free time, he writes fiction, practices various languages, and is on a quest to find the perfect flour-to-egg ratio for fresh pasta.