Kathleen Ortiz, an agent at New Leaf Literary & Media, joins our fray as a roundtable critique leader on Saturday, April 12, as part of our pre-conference opportunities. Kathleen is the director for subsidiary rights, which means she deals with audio and translation rights for her clients' work.
Her client list is primarily YA, and within that scope she particularly likes strong world-building, according to the agency website. In the agent spotlight Literary Rambles, Kathleen indicates that she's pulled toward darker YA projects, such as paranormal and dystopian subjects. In her blog, Kathleen lists her small but well-rounded client list, which includes visual artists and authors.
She's sought after for many conferences all over the country, and recently attended the 2014 Missouri Writers Guild conference, which blogged her appearance. So take note, before you show her those 500 words!