Pitch Your Book Opportunity to Christa Heschke Agent at McIntosh and Otis, Inc.

Are you are a member of Savvy Authors? April and August are the pitch months, and I’ve volunteered to help my fellow authors find agents and editors. It’s going to be an exciting month.


Christa Heschke

I’d prefer the blog, I think. What is involved with the chat? April 30th works for me!

I’d like the pitch to be 200 words or fewer and no more than a few paragraphs, where the title, word count and genre is mentioned and then it goes into the pitch separately.

Christa Heschke graduated from Binghamton University with a major in English and a minor in Anthropology. She started in publishing as an intern at both Writers House and Sterling Lord Literistic, where she fell in love with the agency side of publishing. Christa has been at McIntosh and Otis, Inc. in the Children’s Literature Department since 2009 where she is actively looking for picture books, middle grade, young adult and new adult projects and is currently building her list.


Christa is a fan of young adult novels with a romantic angle, and strong, quirky protagonists. In young adult, Christa is especially interested in contemporary fiction, horror and thrillers/mysteries. She’d also like to see  any steampunk and fantasy (urban and high), that pushes the boundaries of what’s currently on the shelves, perhaps a new take on these genres that has yet to be seen.  As for middle grade, Christa enjoys contemporary (especially humorous), adventure, mystery, and magical realism for boys and girls. For picture books, she’s drawn to cute, character driven stories.