Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Elizabeth Wales of Wales Literary

Screen Shot 2016-10-24 at 3.39.17 PM.pngElizabeth Wales is the owner and principal agent of Wales Literary Agency.

She is seeking: quality works of fiction and narrative nonfiction. The Agency is especially interested in story-driven narratives, new voices, and progressive cultural points of view.

The agency does not represent self-help, how-to, children’s books, romance, genre fiction in general (fantasy, science fiction, horror, thrillers, mysteries), or screenplays.

Elizabeth began her career in publishing at Oxford University Press in 1980. She also worked at the Strand Bookstore and in trade sales and marketing at Viking Penguin in New York. A graduate of Smith College, she did graduate work in Literature at Columbia University. Member of Association of Author’s Representatives, Inc. (AAR) and the Authors’ Guild.

Founded in 1990, Wales Literary Agency (originally Levant & Wales) represents more than 60 clients and several independent presses. Seattle-based, the agency has come to be regarded as a competitive boutique agency with a quality list.

Client titles have appeared on the New York Times bestseller lists, Publishers Weekly, and other national bestseller lists; earned strong reviews; and attracted a long list of awards and grants.

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