Lori Steel began her career in young people’s literature first as an educator and school librarian, and later as a freelance editor and writing instructor. She is also a writer and earned an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. As a Red Fox Literary Agent, Lori approaches her work from these diverse industry experiences and perspectives. She’s a long-time member of SCBWI and ALA, and passionately believes all readers deserve equal access to stories, no matter their age.
Lori’s clients include both debut and award-winning authors, and she continues to seek diverse perspectives, literary approaches, and unique story experiences to add to her list. Lyrical language, compelling settings, and stories told with heart are areas of particular interest in any genre/audience. Learn more about Lori's wish list here.
Thursday, March 14th, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Time. (You can check the time in your time zone here.) The 90-minute format will follow an introduction of the agent and agency, manuscript wishlist, Q&A, and a pitch session with participants. The event will be recorded and available for one week after the event only for those who registered.
$15 (SCBWI Alaska, Hawaii, Nebraska, Nevada, and Brazos Valley, Inland Northwest, and New Mexico members only)
Because this event will be recorded and made available for one week after the live event, refunds are not available.
If you would like us to read your pitch, please email it to email@example.com with the subject heading “Pitch for Lori Steel” by March 10.
Pitches must be 75 words or less. Please include the title, genre, and age category (this doesn’t count against your 75 words). We will choose as many as time permits.
Lori will offer 10 critiques following the Zoom event, and she will be open to submissions from participants for a three-month window.