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Lisa Erbach Vance

Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency, Inc.

Lisa Erbach Vance represents numerous bestselling and award-winning authors, including Harlan Coben, Gregg Hurwitz, B. J. Daniels, Alex Finlay, and the estate of Madeleine L'Engle (see more at She started her agenting career at the Aaron Priest Literary Agency, which she joined in 1993 as Director of Foreign Rights. Shortly thereafter, she began representing her own clients. Prior to joining the agency, she was a Management Trainee at Random House, Inc. and a foreign rights associate at Crown Publishers. Lisa was raised outside of Chicago; she has a degree in English Literature from Northwestern University.

200 W. 41st St., 21st Floor,

New York, NY, 10036

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: New Adult
Fiction: Paranormal
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction



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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Please submit a one page query letter via e-mail to The query letter should describe your work as well as provide relevant information about your background. Please do not send attachments--they won't be opened--but do paste the first chapter into the body of the email. Please do not submit to more than one agent at our agency. Due to the tremendous number of queries we receive, we are not able to respond to everyone. We will get back to you within four weeks, but only if interested.