AKA Literary Management

We currently represent

Commercial Fiction 

  • Mysteries & Thrillers (except techno-thriller)
  • Romance 
  • Women’s Fiction 

Non-Fiction 

  • Animals
  • Adventure and Travel
  • Biography
  • Cookery and Cookbooks
  • Empowerment aka Inspirational 
  • Gardening
  • Gift Books
  • Lifestyle
  • Memoir 
  • Popular Culture 

We currently do not represent 

  • Erotica 
  • Horror 
  • Poetry 
  • Science Fiction 

On a limited basis, we represent

  • Children's Books (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Young Adult (fiction and non-fiction)
  • History/Historical 
  • Health 

We encourage you to follow and interact on Twitter: @AKA_Lit and @AKA_Terrie. We often post notes about what we're reading, thoughts about what we've pulled from the slush pile, updates, and hints for authors.

You can also find us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/AKAManagement

Because we read every submission, our read time is ten to twelve weeks. Please note that during conference season (May - August), we may need an extension. We accept the following documents for submissions:

Documents:                                .doc, .docx, .rtf

Images:                                      .jpg, .png

Other:                                         .ppt, .pptx

PDF files are not acceptable. 

 -- Please follow the directions for submissions provided per category. --

 

You. Have. Arrived. Now we want to make sure the world is aware of you, your literary genius, and our affiliation. We think you rock, and we believe there are worse things than being considered a legend in your own time. But, like all great moments in history, your status and rise to fame and glory probably didn't and won't happen over night. That's okay. We have a plan.

About the time you get to the "Few More Things" section, you'll be thinking, "Coffee or tea, really?" I know, people wonder if editors care about such nonsense. You would be surprised at how shy editors can be. Icebreakers are important and we're all about doing what it takes to get you closer to where you need to be. Communication is key and can only help with successful negotiations now and in the future. 

How did the bio come about, you ask? Well, editors like to know about manuscripts and the authors behind them but it's deeper than that. I don’t simply email a sentence or two about the manuscript or a few pages to a given editor. The process is sort of a dance and I admit that I'm a flirt. I enjoy enticing editors with snippits of info regarding a given author or the concept of a project, and then I almost giggle as I follow up with supporting points and material. It's so much fun when editors catch hold of a project and want to know more about an author because they have shared interests or grew up near one another, or because the editor simply adores the way those words rattle around in her head. Sometimes, it’s a little like running a matchmaking service, and that’s fine with me. After all, our goal is to help you and your work find your ideal placement. 

Did I forget to tell you that we're stage moms around here? We are. We're mannerly, but but we've been known to do what it takes to cover the necessary territory, and this list of questions is a mish-mash of bio question sheets used by industry pros who know how to open proverbial doors. So, while this little exercise in authorly and project exploratoin may take a few minutes, we think the results will be well worth your time. We want everyone to know you including organizers and participants of book tours, book blogs, conventions, speaking events relevant to your project (if you like that kind of thing), and the guy who sets up the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Maybe you haven't thought about your balloon or how it (and you) might  find a place in that line up, but we have. And, don't even get us started on Super Bowl Half-time events! If George R. R. Martin can get offered a spot, so can you.

Let's hop to it, and thanks for taking this next step on our journey. You're about to invest in our shared vision of your success. I suggest you pull out your favorite hair brush aka microphone and practice up for your first albeit faux interview with The View, NPR, CBS This Morning, or The Source...or your local newspaper. The idea, my dear, is to believe in yourself. Shine so that I might sense the dazzle as I read your responses. And, have fun! 

If you do this well (wait...of course you'll do this well!), once we pen the deal of the century you'll be required to complete your publisher's bio. The word that comes to mind for what they'll request is "cakewalk" seeing as the AKA Bio has already been (lovingly) nicknamed the "War and Peace" of the bio sheet world. All joking aside, this thing will afford you a little practice, and your answers will be readily accessible for that future event. Sneaky, eh?

Now, a few simple instructions: As you go through the questions, simply place an "x" in the boxes of those that don't apply to your project. This will allow you to move forward to the next question. If you have more than one project (and any time you submit a project), simply go back into Submittable and begin a new project sheet with a new title for each given project. Fill in the relevant information for that project only, (the personal and "Nitty Gritty" info sections are most likely to need an update). Finally, once you touch that last "send" key, you'll receive a notice of receipt at the email address you provided.

If Submittable isn't for you, simply download the form and send it as a Word doc straight to my in box (terrie@akaliterary.com). 

Always,

Terrie



 

 

Thank you for meeting with us during ThrillerFest 2020! While other works caught our eye, yours rocked our socks. Without further ado, take a moment to give yourself a pat on the back. You've earned it.

Remember, this area is solely for ThrillerFest 2020 and the events surrounding it including ConsultFest and PitchFest 2020.

We proudly seek, represent, and manage the tellers and the tales, those who dare, those who share, and those who empower with words and pictures.We encourage BIPOC and underrepresented authors and works that define, establish, and direct through thoughtful and thorough reflection, transparency, clarity, and honesty.       

During your consultation and/or pitch, you were given distinct instructions. Further, please answer these three questions within your cover letter:  

1.) My manuscript can be compared to _____________.  

2.) My manuscript differs from __________ because ____________.  

3.) Please provide several forms of contact such as phone, email, Twitter and blog address. If we can't get in touch, your submission will be subject to rejection. Please note:

  • Please include a 250-500 word synopsis.
  • If applicable, please include a list of credentials you have acquired: awards, endorsements, and prior publications. 
  • If you're completely new to the publishing industry, it is perfectly honorable to say as much. We all have to start somewhere! If that's the case, help us understand why you would like to work with us. Terrie has been known to get into l-o-n-g discussions on social media and at conferences, so remind her of the chat you had. She'll remember. 
  • Note that your submission should be formatted in 12 point Times New Roman for readability. Double Spaced.
  • Thank you for following the directions as failure to follow submission guidelines may result in automatic rejection. 
  • Questions? Send a note a note to submissions at aka literary.com - once you've made submission, you're welcome to correspond via the "messages" feature herewith.
  • If you have another project you would like us to consider, we encourage you to submit via Submittable OR QueryTracker - not both! 

Please note the accepted digital document forms. 

 File extensions: 

Documents:                                .doc, .docx, .rtf 

Images:                                      .jpg, .png  

Other:                                         .ppt, .pptx

PDF is not accepted.      

Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work, and we thank you for your consideration. Be well. Write well.























We proudly seek, represent, and manage the tellers and the tales, those who dare, those who share, and those who empower with words and pictures.

We encourage BIPOC and underrepresented authors and works that define, establish, and direct through thoughtful and thorough reflection, transparency, clarity, and honesty.       

Thank you for following the directions as failure to abide by submission guidelines will result in automatic rejection. Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work. 

Please submit all adult fiction works EXCEPT those pertaining to Mystery, Thriller, or Suspense categories. Please include the following:
Answer these three questions within your cover letter:
1.) My manuscript can be compared to _____________.
2.) My manuscript differs from __________ because ____________.
3.) Please provide several forms of contact such as phone, email, Twitter and blog address. If we can't get in touch, your submission will be subject to rejection.
Please note:

  •  Please include a 250-500 word synopsis.
  • If applicable, please include a list of credentials you have acquired: awards, endorsements, and prior publications. 
  • If you're completely new to the publishing industry, it is perfectly honorable to say as much. We all have to start somewhere! If that's the case, help us understand why you would like to work with us. Terrie has been known to get into l-o-n-g discussions on social media and at conferences, so remind her of the chat you had. She'll remember. 
  • Please forward the first 50 pages of your manuscript. After those pages have been read, we will be back in touch with questions, or a request for the full manuscript.
  • Note that your submission should be formatted in 12 point Times New Roman for readability. Double Spaced.
  • Thank you for following the directions as failure to follow submission guidelines may result in automatic rejection. 
  • Questions? Send a note a note to submissions at aka literary.com 
  • Please submit only via Submittable OR QueryTracker - not both! 

Please note the accepted digital document forms.  File extensions: 

Documents:                                .doc, .docx, .rtf  

Images:                                      .jpg, .png  

Other:                                         .ppt, .pptx

PDF is not accepted.
 
Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work, and we thank you for your consideration. Be well. Write well.

We proudly seek, represent, and manage the tellers and the tales, those who dare, those who share, and those who empower with words and pictures.

We encourage BIPOC and underrepresented authors and works that define, establish, and direct through thoughtful and thorough reflection, transparency, clarity, and honesty.       

Thank you for following the directions as failure to abide by submission guidelines will result in automatic rejection. Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work.     

Please submit all adult fiction works that pertain to Mystery, Thriller, or Suspense categories. This includes ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, or ROMANCE with SUSPENSE elements. 

Please include the following:  Answer these three questions within your cover letter: 

 1.) My manuscript can be compared to _____________.  

2.) My manuscript differs from __________ because ____________. 

 3.) Please provide several forms of contact such as phone, email, Twitter and blog address. If we can't get in touch, your submission will be subject to rejection. Please note:

  • Please include a 250-500 word synopsis.
  • If applicable, please include a list of credentials you have acquired: awards, endorsements, and prior publications. 
  • If you're completely new to the publishing industry, it is perfectly honorable to say as much. We all have to start somewhere! If that's the case, help us understand why you would like to work with us. Terrie has been known to get into l-o-n-g discussions on social media and at conferences, so remind her of the chat you had. She'll remember. 
  • Please forward the first 50 pages of your manuscript. After those pages have been read, we will be back in touch with questions, or a request for the full manuscript.
  • Note that your submission should be formatted in 12 point Times New Roman for readability. Double Spaced.
  • Thank you for following the directions as failure to follow submission guidelines may result in automatic rejection. 
  • Questions? Send a note a note to: submissions at aka literary.com      
  • Please submit only via Submittable OR QueryTracker - not both!

Please note the accepted digital document forms.  

File extensions: 

Documents:                                .doc, .docx, .rtf  

Images:                                      .jpg, .png 

Other:                                         .ppt, .pptx

PDF is not accepted. 


Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work, and we thank you for your consideration. Be well. Write well.









NONFICTION QUERY/PROPOSAL

We proudly seek, represent, and manage the tellers and the tales, those who dare, those who share, and those who empower with words and pictures.

We encourage BIPOC and underrepresented authors and works that define, establish, and direct through thoughtful and thorough reflection, transparency, clarity, and honesty.       

Thank you for following the directions as failure to abide by submission guidelines will result in automatic rejection. Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work.     

Please submit all adult non-fiction works through this form. 

Please include the following:  

Answer these three questions within your cover letter: 

1.) My project can be compared to _____________.  

2.) My project differs from __________ because ____________.  

3.) Please provide several forms of contact such as phone, email, Twitter and blog address. If we can't get in touch, your submission will be subject to rejection. Please note:

  • Please include a 250-500 word synopsis.
  • If applicable, please include a list of credentials you have acquired: awards, endorsements, and prior publications. 
  • If you're completely new to the publishing industry, it is perfectly honorable to say as much. We all have to start somewhere! If that's the case, help us understand why you would like to work with us. Terrie has been known to get into l-o-n-g discussions on social media and at conferences, so remind her of the chat you had. She'll remember. 
  • Please forward the first two chapters of your manuscript. Provide details regarding this project and its level of completion. 
  • Note that your submission should be formatted in 12 point Times New Roman for readability. Double Spaced.
  • Thank you for following the directions as failure to follow submission guidelines may result in automatic rejection. 
  • Questions? Send a note a note to: submissions at aka literary.com      
  • Please submit only via Submittable OR QueryTracker - not both!


Please note the accepted digital document forms. 

File extensions: 

Documents:                                .doc, .docx, .rtf 

Images:                                      .jpg, .png  

Other:                                         .ppt, .pptx

PDF is not accepted. 


Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work, and we thank you for your consideration. Be well. Write well.





REQUESTED FICTION QUERIES/SUBMISSIONS

We proudly seek, represent, and manage the tellers and the tales, those who dare, those who share, and those who empower with words and pictures.


We encourage BIPOC and underrepresented authors and works that define, establish, and direct through thoughtful and thorough reflection, transparency, clarity, and honesty.  


Thank you for following the directions as failure to abide by submission guidelines will result in automatic rejection. Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work.   

 
Please note that all children's fiction and non-fiction works must first be queried. Successful queries will be invited to submit with a pass code. Failure to follow these instructions may result in automatic rejection. These stringent rules are not designed because we do not want to see your children's works, but because we have a hard time passing on children's works! So, please go to submissions at aka literary.com and query us! We'll be in touch as soon as possible. Please do not query children's work via QueryTracker.

Once you have been invited to submit, please include the following in your submission: 

Answer these questions within your cover letter: 

1.) My manuscript can be compared to _____________.  

2.) My manuscript differs from __________ because ____________.  

3.) My favorite summertime treat is ___________. 

4.) Growing up, my favorite book was ____________.

  • Please provide several forms of contact such as phone, email, Twitter and blog address. If we can't get in touch, your submission will be subject to rejection. Please note:
  • Please include a 250-500 word synopsis.
  • If applicable, please include a list of credentials you have acquired: awards, endorsements, and prior publications. 
  • If you're completely new to the publishing industry, it is perfectly honorable to say as much. We all have to start somewhere! If that's the case, help us understand why you would like to work with us. Terrie has been known to get into l-o-n-g discussions on social media and at conferences, so remind her of the chat you had. She'll remember. 
  • Please forward the first 50 pages of your manuscript. After those pages have been read, we will be back in touch with questions, or a request for the full manuscript.
  • Picture book manuscripts: please forward the full manuscript. You are welcome to include edit/illus. notes as you see fit.
  • Note that your submission should be formatted in 12 point Times New Roman for readability. Double Spaced.
  • Thank you for following the directions as failure to follow submission guidelines may result in automatic rejection. 
  • Questions? Send a note a note to submissions at aka literary.com      

Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work, and we thank you for your consideration. Be well. Write well.


Please note the accepted digital document forms.
File extensions:
Documents:                                .doc, .docx, .rtf
Images:                                      .jpg, .png
Other:                                         .ppt, .pptx

PDF is not accepted.

  




 

REQUESTED Young Adult: FICTION QUERIES and NONFICTION PROPOSALS  

We proudly seek, represent, and manage the tellers and the tales, those who dare, those who share, and those who empower with words and pictures.

We encourage BIPOC and underrepresented authors and works that define, establish, and direct through thoughtful and thorough reflection, transparency, clarity, and honesty.  

Thank you for following the directions as failure to abide by submission guidelines will result in automatic rejection. Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work.   
 
Please note that all Young Adult fiction and non-fiction works must first be queried. Successful queries will be invited to submit with a pass code. Failure to follow these instructions may result in automatic rejection. These stringent rules are not designed because we do not want to see your Young Adult works, but because we have a hard time passing on them! So, please go to: submissions at aka literary.com and query us. We'll be in touch as soon as possible. Please do not query children's work via QueryTracker.
Once you have been invited to submit, please include the following in your submission:
 

Answer these questions within your cover letter:
1.) My manuscript can be compared to _____________.  
2.) My manuscript differs from __________ because ____________.  
3.) Growing up, my favorite book was ____________.
 

  • Please provide several forms of contact such as phone, email, Twitter and blog address. If we can't get in touch, your submission will be subject to rejection. Please note:
  • Please include a 250-500 word synopsis.
  • If applicable, please include a list of credentials you have acquired: awards, endorsements, and prior publications. 
  • If you're completely new to the publishing industry, it is perfectly honorable to say as much. We all have to start somewhere! If that's the case, help us understand why you would like to work with us. Terrie has been known to get into l-o-n-g discussions on social media and at conferences, so remind her of the chat you had. She'll remember. 
  • Please forward the first 50 pages of your manuscript. After those pages have been read, we will be back in touch with questions, or a request for the full manuscript.
  • Note that your submission should be formatted in 12 point Times New Roman for readability. Double Spaced.
  • Thank you for following the directions as failure to follow submission guidelines may result in automatic rejection. 
  • Questions? Send a note a note to submissions at aka literary.com - once submission has been made, you're welcome to correspond via the Submittable "messages" feature.  

 Best wishes to you, we look forward to reading your work, and we thank you for your consideration. Be well. Write well.

Please note the accepted digital document forms.
 File extensions:
Documents:                                .doc, .docx, .rtf
Images:                                      .jpg, .png
Other:                                         .ppt, .pptx
PDF is not accepted.






 

AKA Literary Management