Who We Are
We are a mid-size literary agency celebrating thousands of titles sold since our founding in 1981. We are headquartered in Northern California and we have offices in Southern California, Chicago and New York. We bring the best of both worlds to the table—the personal client attention of a small agency and the business acumen and clout of a larger one. We invest a great deal of care in each project and in each client. We devise a strategy at every stage of the writing process, from conception, to editorial, to submission, that is tailored to the client and that will enable us to find the best publisher or publishing platform for his or her books. We are seeking long-term relationships with writers and illustrators whose careers we can develop and whose talent we can foster.
Consistently ranked #1 in juvenile sales by Publishers Marketplace
ABLA is proud to announce that several clients have placed in the top 10 of the NY Times Bestseller List in the last year. Congratulations to Tom Angleberger, Jay Asher, Cece Bell, Ellen Hopkins, Jean Reagan, Neal Shusterman, and Maggie Stiefvater!
To submit to us, please carefully read our Submission Guidelines.