Get to Know an Editor in Attendance: Anna Michels of Sourcebooks and Poisoned Pen Press

Anna Michels is the Editorial Director of Sourcebooks and Poisoned Pen Press.

After a part-time job at my local library in high school, Anna majored in English in college and attended the Denver Publishing Institute before joining Sourcebooks.

She is seeking:

Nonfiction: A wide variety of prescriptive and narrative nonfiction across categories. Smart, practical nonfiction with a unique, commercial hook and prescriptive elements in self-help, parenting, psychology, health and wellness, and more—particularly books that champion marginalized voices and that will change hearts and minds. On the narrative side: history, true crime, compelling deep dives into fascinating topics, and memoir by writers who connect the events of their lives to readers through incredible storytelling. I have a personal weakness for travel books and outdoors-related content.

Fiction: Crime fiction (everything from cozies to thrillers), including crossover literary (think Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger) and anything that fans of Tana French, Louise Penny, or Laura Lippman would devour.

Please do not send her: romance, YA, MG, picture books, or poetry.



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