Supporting literary agents to better serve authors with integrity and excellence.

We are an organization of professionals working at literary agencies, dedicated to helping our members develop and maintain their professional skills in a fast-changing publishing environment. Through strong interconnectedness, AALA provides education, networking, mentorship, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards.

Membership is open to professionals working at literary agencies. Please join us.

Literary Agents of Change

Dismantling the barriers to entry for members of historically underrepresented groups.

Literary Agents of Change, Inc., the non-profit arm of AALA, strives to create a workforce that reflects the diverse population of the United States and also enhances fair and equitable treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement within the industry.

Literary Agents of Change offers a fellowship program to encourage recruitment in the profession and a mentorship program to increase retention and promotion of agents from marginalized communities.

News from Around the Industry

Distribution: Thornapple Press

Thornapple Press is now sold by Ampersand with University of Toronto Press handling distribution. The post Distribution: Thornapple Press appeared first on Publishers Lunch.

Judge Backs Dismissal of 'Implausible' Amazon, Big Five Price-Fixing Suit

A week after a marathon hearing, magistrate judge Valerie Figueredo found no "direct evidence of a conspiracy to fix e-book prices and eliminate retail competition," and recommended the case be tossed.

Join our vibrant community!

AALA offers resources and regularly holds panels, educational programs, and social events to help its members maintain and broaden their professional skills, keep members and their clients informed of developments in publishing, and work towards increased diversity in the profession and in publishing.

See who’s a member of AALA.

Visit any of the profiles below to learn more about featured member agents, or search for an agent by category or name using the tools at the top of the page.