ROSACon 2021 Pitch Opportunities
ROSACon 2021 will be hosting pitch opportunities with a number of top romance editors in the traditional publishing industry.
Once you have familiarised yourself with the editors, please click through to the booking form where you may select your top three choices in order of preference. We will try to accommodate all authors with at least one pitch opportunity, however bookings will be confirmed on a strict first come, first served basis.
Pitch times will be confirmed once all entries have been received. Should the editors require sample chapters or a synopsis of your work prior to the pitch time, you will be informed in your confirmation email. Please note we cannot reserve times. Should you not be able to make your session, please let us know so we may offer your slot to another author.
FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2021 - ENGLISH
Stacy Abrams – Entangled
Stacy Abrams started in the publishing industry in 2002. Before joining the Entangled team in 2012, Stacy worked a seven-year stint at Bloomsbury Publishing’s children’s division. Stacy has edited such award-winning and high-caliber YA authors as Sara Wolf, Jessica Warman, Tracy Deebs, and Rachel Harris, among many others, and her books have earned starred reviews from all the major review journals. In addition to editing, she has been a freelance copy editor for several major New York publishing houses. She earned her Bachelor’s in English at Northwestern University.
You can find Stacy on Twitter @StacyAbramsEdit.
Hannah Rossiter - Harlequin
Hannah is the Assistant Editor for the Harlequin Medical and Romance series, joining the team in 2018. Hannah fell in love with love at the age of eight, when her grandma sat her in front of the TV, and they watched Pride and Prejudice together – the Colin Firth version, of course! Hannah was led, by her love of romantic fiction, to study English Literature at the University of Southampton – she left, during her time there, no book unturned! – and then, landed her dream job at Harlequin. Every day at True Love Towers – a.k.a. Harlequin HQ – is different, but Hannah is passionate about acquiring fresh, exciting new voices for the Harlequin series.
You can find Hannah on Twitter @Hannah_ER24.
Charlotte Ledger – One More Chapter (HarperCollins)
Charlotte is the Publishing Director of One More Chapter. She started in publishing in 2011 at Mills & Boon before moving across to HarperCollins in 2013. Since then, she has worked across commercial fiction from million-copy-bestseller Debbie Johnson to USA Today and Kindle #1 bestseller Sue Fortin. A champion for digital publishing, Charlotte was highly commended at the Futurebook awards and won the Book Marketing Society’s Best Shoestring Campaign for her work on the first online romance festival. She was shortlisted for The Bookseller and SYP’s Trailblazer of the Year award and has won the RNA’s Publisher of the Year award twice. Charlotte is looking for strong, unique voices and fresh twists on commercial hooks.
Jennie Rothwell – One More Chapter (HarperCollins)
Jennie is a Commissioning Editor for One More Chapter.
Julie Sturgeon – Tule Publishing
Julie Sturgeon is currently a development editor on the Tule Publishing and Anaiah Press teams, after being on contract at Crimson Romance, a division of Simon and Schuster, for nearly six years. She has more than 25 years experience in journalism and magazine writing/editing throughout her career, which covers everything from lifestyle stories to sports reporting to editorial director of two business-to-business titles. One of her favorite gigs was building the romance department at Pages magazine as its exclusive columnist for the genre until the publication ceased. (That’s polite wording for “it went bankrupt.”)
Her biggest claims to fame are her annual snarky Christmas letter and a video of her in candy-striped bibs, screaming when Indiana University upset the Kentucky Wildcats.
FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2021 - AFRIKAANS
Madri Victor - Lapa Uitgewers (Penguin Random House)
Madri Victor het jare se ondervinding in die boekbedryf as redakteur, manuskriptwikkelaar en mentor. Groot name in die woordwêreld het al by Madri aangeklop vir raad en haar jaarlikse skryfkursusse is baie gewild.
SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2021 - ENGLISH
Joy Kozu - Brower Literary and Management Agency
Joy is an avid reader and graduate of Boston University, where she majored in Film and Television. Whenever she was supposed to be sleeping or paying attention in class, she would dive into books ranging from literary fiction, mythology retellings, and YA fantasy. Having studied abroad in London where she was absorbed in British literature, she realized her passion was storytelling. Outside of work, she enjoys watching movies and writing. She has joined the team at Brower Literary and Management where she assists Kimberly Brower.