Eddie Schneider

Eddie Schneider is the Vice President of JABberwocky Literary Agency, which he joined in 2008, back when the nerve center was still Joshua’s living room.

Five years on, the agency has an office with a coffee machine, which helps to fuel Eddie’s pursuit of great authors, both new and new to JABberwocky.

Eddie is an Iowa graduate, where he studied fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. He also holds an M.S. in Publishing from New York University, and when he isn’t reading or editing, runs ultramarathons. His clients include #1 NYT bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, national bestselling author Marie Brennan, and homebrewing legend John J. Palmer, among others

You can also read a lot more about his agenting style and opinions in this Reddit AMA from June 2012 (link).

SiWC Workshops

Saturday 3:30pm

They're much drier than your prose, but book publishing contracts are full of clauses you may never have heard of that could determine the course of your writing life for years to come. We'll discuss contract essentials, industry standards, and negotiation basics. Both aspiring and published authors are welcome. Please bring questions; these will be answered throughout.

Saturday 1:30pm

Back by popular demand, SiWC Idol offers a peek into the minds of agents facing the slush pile. Anonymously submit the opening page of your manuscript if you like or simply listen and learn. The inimitable Jack Whyte reads at random from the submissions pile until our agents stop him when they’d have stopped reading in their offices and then they tell us why. Or maybe, if you're really lucky, they ask for more. This is a tough, subjective assessment and a great learning experience. NB Submitted pages will not be returned, but will be recycled.