Al Longden

Albert T. Longden Associates, a Literary & Entertainment Agency

Al Longden, Albert T. Longden Associates, a Literary & Entertainment Agency Bio: With over thirty-five years within the publishing industry (Pyramid Publishing, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, American Bible Assoc, DBM Publishing, The Knot, Rights Unlimited, Righter's Mill Press) in all areas: editorial, product development, sales, foreign rights, administration, fulfillment, and distribution, I’ve managed to learn a few things about the chaotic industry of publishing. I've been a CFO, COO, VP and Publisher at major and minor houses and imprints. An entrepreneur in publishing, consulting, and agent services, I tend toward projects that look commercial with a strong literary attitude. With a limited amount of time, I want writers that are preferably experienced and are willing to listen to productive critiques of their work. I love iconic old-fashioned story telling in the mode of Biggers, Conan Doyle, Rohmer, Haggard, Kipling, Poe, and Burroughs. More recently, Elizabeth Peters, Anne Rice, Laurie King, Wilber Smith, and Preston & Childs are my favorites. Look to these authors with a creative current-thinking attitude and you'll have something.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
NF: Biography
NF: Business/Investing/Finance
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Lifestyle
NF: Memoir
NF: True Crime
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction: Advice/Relationships
Children’s: Graphic Novel
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Non-Fiction


20+ Years in Agency and Publishing

Years of Industry Experience


Member Since

Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Submission Guidelines: Submit a detailed pitch letter (within the email, not attached), explaining the submission, its title, a one line "log-line", and brief summary or synopsis of the work. Attach the first three chapters and a brief author bio and how you can help market the work for any future publisher. Submit to