I have attended The Business of Pet Writing Conference for the past two years, and am greatly impressed by the professionalism, passion, and kindness of all attendees. The workshops are first-rate and the opportunities for networking invaluable. I highly recommended this conference to both veterans and new talent in the pet writing industry.

- Steph Flanders, Associate Editor at Tor/Forge







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EDITOR SIGN-UP

In 2013, we are excited again to offer mini-pitch session with visiting Editors. Please be advised that our editors will only be available for two-hour time periods. During their scheduled times, Editors will meet with 10 individuals (5 individuals for 12 minutes each per hour), with a ten-minute break between hours. All meetings will start promptly and will be timed to stay on schedule.

All Editors will determine their criteria for meeting writers. Criteria could include: new writers, writers with book proposals only, and writers who are interested in memoir only.

Sign-ups to meet with Editors will take place on Friday, January 25, 2013 starting at 12:01 AM. We will not accept sign-up sheets before or after that date. Please email your sign-up sheet to meet with Editors to info@petwritingconference. Results will be made on a first come basis. We will not notify you of the results by the on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Please read the criteria for meeting with Editors. Moreover, you must use our Sign-Up Sheet.


Editors are available during the following times:
Click on an editor's name to see their criteria.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Allan Reznik, Dogs in Review/BowTie Press
Andrew DePrisco, BowTie Press
Ernie Slone, Dog Fancy

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Wayne Barr, Barron's Publishing
Wendy Toth, NBC Digital Networks-Petside.com

1:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Steph Flanders, Tor/Forge
Susan Segrest, VetStreet
Rose Hamilton, Pet360.com
Larry and Charlene Woodward, Dogwise Publishing








AGENT SIGN-UP

In 2013, we are excited again to offer mini-pitch session with visiting Agents. Please be advised that our Agents will only be available for two-hour time periods. During their scheduled times, Agents will meet with 10- individuals (5 individuals for 12 minutes each per hour), with a ten-minute break between hours. All meetings will start promptly and will be timed to stay on schedule.

All Agents will determine their criteria for meeting writers. Criteria could include: writers with national platforms, writers with book proposals only or writers who are interested in dog training.

Sign-ups to meet with Agents will take place on Friday, January 25, 2013 starting at 12:01 AM. We will not accept sign-up sheets before or after that date. Please email your sign-up sheet to meet with Agents to info@petwritingconference. Results will be made on a first come basis. We will not notify you of the results by the end of Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Please read the criteria for meeting with Agents. Moreover, you must use our Sign-Up Sheet.


9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Rita Rosenkranz, Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency

1:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
Gina Panettieri, Talcott Notch Literary Services








EDITOR SPECIFICS

Andrew DePrisco Andrew DePrisco
Andrew DePrisco is the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Kennel Club Books and BowTie Press, both divisions of BowTie, Inc. Andrew has been in the dog publishing world for over twenty years. He began his career in dog books at T.F.H. Publications in 1987 where he remained for over ten years. In 1997 he was hired as Editor for the European pet-publishing Animalia, Ltd. In 2003 he began Kennel Club Books and has served as its Editor in Chief since its inception. He is the author of more than ten books on dogs and cats, including the Benjamin Franklin award-winner Woof! A Gay Man's Guide to Dogs and several DWAA nominated titles, including Canine Lexicon, Choosing a Dog for Life, and A New Owner's Guide to Training the Perfect Puppy.




Allan Reznik Allan Reznik
No story proposals or outlines, please. Just bring your cv and magazine writing samples that I can take away with me.








Rose Hamilton Rose Hamilton
Seeking writers who are knowledgeable in pet health and wellness and have the ability to craft that knowledge into 500-800 word articles that are both educational and easy to read for the average pet owner. In addition, to fulfill immediate needs, writers should be familiar with one or more of the following topics: dog & cat nutrition, dog & cat behavior and training, dog & cat grooming, puppies, kittens and small animal health & wellness (birds, fish, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, gerbils, etc.).




Mary Tobler Mary Tobler
Zootoo.com is the online home for pet lovers to celebrate all animals and the people who care for them every day. At Zootoo, pet owners find answers, share information, and connect with each other. Our website offers product and service reviews, pet news, games and quizzes, photo and video contests, personal journal and social networking capability, and exclusive health and wellness content, including a pet symptom checker and dog breed information.Zootoo.com is looking for writers who celebrate the joy of pets and pet ownership. We are interested in individuals who can identify trends and breaking news in the pet space — both offline and online. As part of our ongoing product and service reviews, we are also interested in writers who can provide professional expert evaluations of pet products and local services.

When reaching out to Zootoo.com, please provide your resume, including any pet-related expertise, and a writing sample. Also, please note that by choosing to submit, either in writing or verbally, any story ideas or material to Zootoo.com, you agree to our submissions disclaimer detailed below.




Susan Segrest Susan Segrest
Vetstreet.com is looking for pitches from published writers about the interesting people, events and organizations that make up the animal world. Be sure to include writing samples and a detailed pitch about how you see the article shaping up. Steer clear of any medical or veterinary topics as those articles go through rigorous veterinary review and aren't the best stories to pitch initially. Of-the-moment trend topics are always welcome.




Stephanie Flanders Stephanie Flanders
Steph is acquiring pet and animal-related fiction and memoirs. She is looking for inspiring stories about relationships between people and animals. Please come prepared to discuss your ideas, no materials needed. Steph accepts a full or partial manuscript for fiction, proposal and sample chapters for nonfiction submissions, sent by email.




Wayne Barr< Wayne Barr
Wayne would rather focus on third-person nonfiction works (e.g., pet manuals), no memoirs or other first-person narration.








Ernie Slone Ernie Slone
No story proposals, please. Just bring your cv and magazine writing samples that I can take away.









Wendy Toth Wendy Toth
Wendy is interested in writers with targeted, fresh service ideas in the areas of health and wellness, behavior and pet/ human etiquette, as well as original and inspiring "real pet" stories. Please bring along clips and pitches tailored to Petside.com's existing sections!






Larry and Charlene Woodward Larry and Charlene Woodward
Larry and Charlene Woodward have decided to meet with writer attendees together. They are interested in meeting authors and potential authors who have a high degree of dog-related expertise who can produce material of interest to our specific market. While we prefer to work with authors with solid writing experience and skills, strong dog-related experience with an ability to address subjects of interest to dog trainers and enthusiasts is more important to us. Authors should bring a detailed resume of their dog-related experience and samples of their writing along with any ideas for potential subject matter.




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