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: Microcosm and Consortium

Microcosm Publishing & Distribution will be the exclusive worldwide distributor of comics publisher Birdcage Bottom Books and and the book publishing program of Don Giovanni Records. Starting May 28 for the fall 2022 season, Consortium[...]

PW Picks: Books of the Week, May 30, 2022

The books we love coming out this week include new titles by Tabitha Carvan, Aaron Foley, and Casey Parks.

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.