Elizabeth Wales

Wales Literary Agency, Inc.

Born and raised in metropolitan New York, owner and principal agent, Elizabeth Wales has now lived as many years in the Pacific Northwest as in the New York area, so she is thoroughly bi-coastal. She began her career in publishing at Oxford University Press, also worked in the Strand Bookstore, and in sales and marketing at Viking Penguin in New York. A graduate of Smith College, majoring in English, graduating with distinction in her major, she did graduate studies at Columbia University in American Literature. She worked in City Government in Boston. Also, she was elected and served on the Seattle School Board and continues to be active in her community. She is a member of The Author's Guild and AALA.

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Health
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Religion/Spirituality
NF: Science
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction


32 years

Years of Industry Experience


Member Since

Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

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