Bruce BortzBefore founding Bancroft Press, Bruce Bortz, as top editor, helped build Baltimore's The Daily Record into one of the country’s best legal and business daily newspapers. He was a major staffer in William Donald Schaefer’s successful campaign for Maryland governor in 1986. He started his own newsletter on Maryland government and politics, and spun off reference books profiling legislators from Maryland to Pennsylvania, from Florida to New York. For his continuing obsession with book publishing, he blames famed writer/movie director Barry Levinson—Levinson optioned Bancroft's very first book, Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor (1992), the first of nearly two dozen such Bancroft movie and television options to date. Although he has a vibrant practice as a literary and entertainment lawyer, literary agent, ghostwriter, and contract book editor, Bortz still considers book publishing his noblest profession. As of the end of 2016, he has published approximately one-hundred books, in virtually every genre, from Young Adult fiction to memoir and history. One of his most recent books is what he considers an handful of bestsellers:The Missing Kennedy is a memoir about JFK’s oldest sister who was lobotomized at the age of 23. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bruce is looking for all types of fiction and nonfiction. 

Bruce will be participating in the Agent-Editor Panel Luncheon, Critique session, and Pitch session. He is also presenting:

How Publishers Decide What (and Whom) To Publish