2021 A&E Conference graphic, September 17-19, 2021, Austin, TX

The 2021 A&E Conference will include book editors from a notable list of reputable publishing houses.

Please note: This is not a complete list of book editors who will be attending the 2021 A&E Conference. Check back in for updates.

Caroline Bleeke HeadshotCaroline Bleeke, Senior Editor, publishes literary and upmarket fiction at Flatiron Books, with an emphasis on underrepresented voices, historical fiction, clever retellings, family sagas, coming-of-age stories, innovative structure and style, writing with a strong sense of place, and heart. Her list includes Angie Cruz’s Dominicana (finalist for the Women’s Prize), Charlotte McConaghy’s Migrations (#1 IndieNext Pick and Amazon’s Best Novel of the Year), Yangsze Choo’s The Night Tiger (New York Times bestseller and Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Pick), Anuk Arudpragasam’s The Story of a Brief Marriage (winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature), and forthcoming work by Printz Award winner Nina LaCour, Bronx Book Festival founder Saraciea Fennell, National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree Melinda Moustakis, and University of Wyoming MFA graduate Jenny Tinghui Zhang. She began her career at Alfred A. Knopf and holds a Master’s degree in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature.

Caroline will be available for virtual consultations only during the conference weekend and will not be in attendance at the in-person event.

Caroline is actively seeking:

Adult Fiction: High Concept Commercial, Literary, Women’s, Historical Fiction, Short Fiction

To learn more, read our interview with Caroline here.

Amara Hoshijo is an editor at Saga Press who acquires science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She loves ambitious, culturally driven projects with layered, immersive secondary worlds. Prior to joining Saga, Amara was an editor at Soho Press, where she specialized in international crime fiction and speculative literary fiction for more than eight years. She also managed the company’s subrights initiative and is a former Frankfurt Fellow. Authors she has worked with include Chana Porter, Clarissa Goenawan, Chris McKinney, and Andromeda Romano-Lax.

Amara is actively seeking:

Adult Fiction: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror

To learn more, read our interview with Amara here.

Jill Meyers HeadshotJill Meyers is the editorial director of A Strange Object, an Austin-based imprint dedicated to publishing powerful stories and stirring debuts in literary fiction. Titles from A Strange Object have appeared on NPR’s Best Books of the Year list and won a number of industry awards, including The Believer Book Award. Formerly, Jill served as editor for the celebrated literary magazine American Short Fiction. Jill is also the cofounder and chair of Lit Crawl Austin, a freewheeling literary showcase now in its eleventh year, and she serves on the advisory board for the Texas Book Festival. She holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of Houston. 

Jill is actively seeking: 

Adult Fiction: Literary, Short Fiction

Adult Nonfiction: Narrative, Essays

To learn more, read our interview with Jill here.