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

Imprints: Allida Books

Harper Children’s and Clarion Books have launched Allida Books, led by Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park and Clarion vp, editorial director Anne Hoppe. The imprint, “named for the Korean word that means to inform,[...]

Register Today for AAPI Communities in Conversation #7, Featuring Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Author of 'Finding My Voice'

Lee is set to appear in conversation with Lynn Nguyen from the Los Angeles Public Library. The live stream is set for Tuesday, July 5th at 1 PM ET.

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.