Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Dan Milaschewski of United Talent Agency

Dan Milaschewski is a literary agent with United Talent Agency.

Dan works in the publishing department at UTA and is actively building out his own list. UTA represents a wide array of books including recent bestsellers from Chip and Joanna Gaines, Mary Trump, Emmanuel Acho, Guy Raz, My Favorite Murder, Patricia Cornwell, Rachel Bloom, and Tiffany Haddish, among others. Before coming to UTA, Dan grew up in Massachusetts and majored in English at Harvard University. He now lives in Brooklyn.

Dan is looking for: “mostly fiction — thrillers, horror, speculative fiction, mystery, comedy, coming-of-age stories, commercial, upmarket, but I’m what I’m always looking for is just good writing.” For nonfiction, he is only looking for history, true crime, and comedy.

Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Rach Crawford of Wolf Literary Services

Rach Crawford is a literary agent with Wolf Literary Services.

Rach Crawford joined Wolf Literary Services as an agent in 2015. She represents authors in both the U.S. and Australia, and represents U.S. rights on behalf of select Australian publishers and agents. Previously, she was MacKenzie Wolf’s foreign rights manager. Before moving to Wolf, Rach worked in rights at Fletcher and Company, at Sterling Lord Literistic, and as a publicist for a small press. Rach’s clients have won Walkley Awards, are Fulbright Scholars, have been shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and appeared in Best American Short Stories.

Rach represents: literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, with a particular interest in LGBTQ+ perspectives across topics. In nonfiction she is drawn above all else to lyrical writing and rigorous thinking, and is interested in climate change, nature, geopolitics, migration, pop culture, tech, and in works that might be defined as cultural anthropology—books that help us understand the world we live in now. In fiction, as well as work that engages with the above topics, she has a particular soft spot for social horror, literary fiction that flirts with genre, working class characters, and intimate novels that burrow deep into the brain of one captivating weirdo.

She is not seeking any YA or children’s books of any kind.

Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Denise Barone of Barone Literary Agency

Denise Barone is a literary agent and the founder of Barone Literary Agency.

“I am a lawyer, licensed to practice law in Ohio and in Kentucky, and a lawyer in good standing in both states. I am also a published writer. I love working with my writers. I am also a member of Romance Writers of America.”

She is seeking: General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction