The Directory of Literary Agents
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Literary Agent Directory
Important: Visit each agent’s website (links in their listings below) to see if they’re open to submissions before querying.
Ashley Herring Blake
Ashley Herring Blake is a literary agent with the Rees Literary Agency. She is the author of the Middle Grade novels Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World and The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, as well as the Young Adult novels Suffer Love, How to Make a Wish, and Girl Made of Stars.
She is actively acquiring projects in Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult fiction. In Middle Grade and Young Adult, she’s drawn to heartfelt contemporary and voice-driven stories, as well as magical realism, contemporary fantasy (all the fairies and witches, please), historical fiction, and graphic novels. She’s always ready for a fresh Young Adult rom-com, especially those featuring LGBTQIA romances. Ashley is also seeking character-driven literary and upmarket Adult fiction and romance. Across all genres and ages, she is highly interested in marginalized and LGBTQIA voices, as well as stories that explore complex family relationships and friendships. A few of her favorite books are Song for a Whale; The Truth About Twinkie Pie; The Last True Poets of the Sea; Picture Us in the Light; Little and Lion; New Kid; Be Prepared; Roller Girl; Red, White, and Royal Blue; Evvie Drake Starts Over; Conversations With Friends; Little Fires Everywhere; Salvage the Bones; and Queenie.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Contemporary * Fantasy * Gay/Lesbian Fiction * Graphic Novel * Historical * Horror * Humor Fiction * Middle Grade Fiction * Mystery * Paranormal * Romance * Suspense * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction * Women’s Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Memoir *
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