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Elaine Spencer - State of the Market, Pitches and More

  • Willow Glen Community Center 2175 Lincoln Ave San Jose, CA 95125 (map)

Come hear Elaine Spencer from The Knight Agency lead a roundtable discussion on the current state of the traditional market publishing industry.

  • What are the big 5 publishers looking for?

  • What are editors and agents looking for?

  • How can you best survive the ups and down of this market?

  • Why would a self-published author need an agent?

  • Do you have questions about the tricky business of international, movie, and audio rights?

Be informed.

Elaine will answer your questions and will take pitches from SVRWA members only.

Please first view the website to note what their agents are current looking for:

Registration will open May 1.


About Elaine

Elaine Spencer joined The Knight Agency in 2005, after graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in economics and literature. Originally serving as the agency’s submissions coordinator, Elaine then moved on to head the foreign rights department, before beginning to actively build her own individual client list. Over the last decade Elaine has placed over 500 titles in a wide variety of sub-genres across the market. 

Elaine continues to keep a focused author list as she believes it is important to work closely with her clients through each step of the publishing process. She relishes seeing her clients’ talents grow alongside their careers, and one of her favorite parts of the job continues to be educating authors about the market and business at large.

Elaine lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband, daughter, and four-legged sons. Elaine is a member of RWA and the WFWA and is also an AAR recognized agent. She is interested in a wide-variety of categories including but not limited to women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, contemporary fiction, and a multitude of nonfiction topics which align with her personal interests.

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