AKA Literary Management



We currently represent

Adult Fiction 

  • Action Adventure
  • Faith / Inspirational
  • Family Saga
  • Historical Fiction 
  • Horror / Paranormal
  • Mystery / Thriller / Crime
  • Regional (Southern / Western) Saga
  • Romance 
  • Women’s Fiction 

Adult Non-Fiction 

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


Children's (Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Board Books 
  • Picture Books 
  • Middle Grade 
  • Young Adult


We currently do not represent 

  • Erotica 
  • Horror 
  • Poetry 
  • Science Fiction 

We encourage you to follow and interact on Twitter: @AKA_Lit and @AKA_Terrie. We often post 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

We read every submission. Our read time is six to eight weeks. 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. --

Hello to you, WD Pitch Slammers! We appreciate the extra time you've chosen to take to pitch agent Terrie Wolf.

Please note: this section (2022 - Writer's Digest PitchSlam) is solely for correspondence with PitchSlam participants. If you were not a participant of WD's PitchSlam 2022, please return to our website - www.akalm.net - for submission instructions unrelated to PitchSlam.

About Us

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 believe in the representation of all authors and are searching for works that establish, enlighten, and entertain through thoughtful and thorough reflection, transparency, clarity, and honesty. We believe that words matter. We hold fast to the understanding that well-written works are the most powerful forces in the universe.

Please read before forwarding your submission.

Things to Know

We represent a variety of debut and bestselling authors and their projects.

Notes Regarding Proper Submission

- In the following document, you will be asked to provide your query, short synopsis, and the first 50 pages of your work. Please include complete chapters rather than stopping mid-chapter. We believe in following rules but don't want to be left hanging on page 50 if your chapter goes to page 55. Likewise, if your chapter stops at page 48, you need not rewrite it quite yet.

- Your manuscript, or sample pages, should be formatted in 12-point Times New Roman for readability.

- Your manuscript should be double-spaced.

- Your synopsis and supporting materials may be single-spaced.  The synopsis need not be fancy but should provide an idea of your story's path. It should run somewhere between 250 - 500 (or so) words.

- You will be asked to provide contact information such as phone, email, social media handles, and blog/site address. If we can't get in touch, your submission will be subject to rejection. We promise not to sell your private information and will consider your entire submission a confidential document.

- Please understand that failure to follow submission guidelines may result in automatic rejection.

- We will respond to your submission as quickly as possible, but if you haven't heard from us after a month from the date of your submission, please feel free to contact us.

- We are honored to participate in Writer's Digest events and appreciate your interest. If you aren't quite ready to submit, understand that you have one year from the original pitch date (July 30, 2022) to submit your work our way. Should you need to refresh or change your submission, please contact us at submissions@akaliterary.com, and we'll open your submission for editing.

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 thank you for your consideration. Write well.

Thank you for meeting with us during ThrillerFest 2022! Please note that this section (2022-ThrillerFest - PitchFest) is solely for correspondence with PitchFest and ConsultFest participants from whom we requested additional information. If you were not a participant of ThrillerFest/PitchFest/ConsultFest 2022, and if your submission was not requested, please return to our website - www.akalm.net - for submission instructions.

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 establish, enlighten, and entertain through thoughtful and thorough reflection, transparency, clarity, and honesty. We take seriously the belief that words matter. In fact, we believe the well-written work may be one of the most powerful forces in the universe.  

Things to Remember

Please take the time to complete the Question section. Your answers should be about you, your work, and your understanding of not only how and why we may decide to work together, but why we need to invest our time in one another. 

Please include a 250-500 word synopsis in the Synopsis section.

Things to Know

We represent a variety of debut and bestselling authors and their projects, 

- If relevant, please include a list of credentials you may have acquired throughout your writing career. We'd like to know about nominations, awards, endorsements, and anything we might be able to share with the publishing powers that be. Feel free to include this information in the Query section, or you may include it in the body of your query itself. 

- If you've self-published, please include details such as rankings, reviews, and sales numbers. Please include this information in the Query section, or you may add it to the body of your query itself.

- If you consider yourself a debut author, please let us know. We are honored to welcome you into the wild, wacky, wonderful world of publishing. We enjoy working with less-established authors, and we're offering you virtual high fives and fist bumps. After all, reaching out to us has already brought you one step nearer to the successful publication of your work. Please include this information in the Query section, or you may add it to the body of your query itself.


Notes Regarding Proper Submission

- Your manuscript, or sample pages, should be formatted in 12 point Times New Roman for readability. 

- Your manuscript should be double spaced. 

- Your synopsis and supporting materials may be single spaced.

- Please provide several forms of contact such as phone, eMail, social media handles, and blog address. If we can't get in touch, your submission will be subject to rejection.

Please understand that failure to follow submission guidelines may result in automatic rejection.


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. Write well.

For one tiny moment, breathe in, then as you exhale, say, "I have arrived." Yep! It's true, and it's time we 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 took, and will continue to take some work. That's okay. We have a plan. 

Our collaboration efforts are only as effective as our equal dedication, so I'm asking you to spend a little time helping me introduce you to every editorial contact who ought to know your name and your work. Before you sit down to get started, I'll warn you that this little exercise will take a minute, and about the time you get to the "Few More Things" section, you'll be ready to holler at me. You'll say something out loud like, "Coffee or tea? Who cares which one I like the best?"

Well, dear one, I do. I know editors, and you might be surprised at how shy and inquisitive they can be. Icebreakers are essential, and AKALM is all about doing what it takes to get you closer to where you need to be. Communication is vital 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 yes, I admit that I may be a little bit of a flirt. I enjoy enticing editors with snippets of info regarding the delicious projects I represent. Then, I almost giggle as I follow up with supporting points and material.

It's so fun when an editor shows interest in a project, then likes it all the more because they click with the person featured in the author bio, or with something I've mentioned about the author. Sometimes, it's a little like running a matchmaking service, and that's fine with me. After all, our agency goal is to help you and your work find your best possible placement. It's almost romantic and yes, I'm in search of your "happily ever after" because that's my happy place too!

Now, we've been accused of acting a little like stage moms around here. We are. We're mannerly, but we do what it takes to cover the necessary territory, and this list of questions is a mish-mash of bio question sheets that I've collected from the places who do it best. They know how to garner the attention necessary, and use it wisely. So, while this little exercise in author and project exploration may take a bit of time, we think the results will be well worth the effort. We want everyone to know you, including organizers and participants of book tours, book blogs, book events and conventions, speaking events relevant to your project, and the coordinators for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Maybe you haven't thought about your project's balloon or float or how it (and you) might find a place in that lineup, but we have. And, don't even get us started on Super Bowl and Indy 500! If George R. R. Martin and The Weeknd can get offered exclusive spots, so can you.

Let's hop to it, and thanks for taking this next step on our journey. I suggest you pull out your favorite hairbrush, aka microphone, and practice up for your first "interview" with NPR, CBS Mornings, Oprah, or that reporter from your local newspaper. Remember to sit up both feet planted firmly, and perhaps a nice cup of, oh, was it tea or coffee? At this point, I'll let you choose the beverage. 

The idea, my dear, is to believe in yourself. Shine so that I might sense the sparkle as I read your responses. And, have fun! Remember, 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" since the AKA Bio Sheet has already been (lovingly) nicknamed the "War and Peace" of the bio sheet world. This thing will afford you a little practice, and your answers will be readily accessible since we'll both have a copy. Sneaky, eh? Now, a few simple instructions:

  • Please answer questions thoroughly.
  • Every represented work requires a bio sheet.
  • Subsequent projects need a new sheet, but you can place an "x" in the boxes that don't apply. Thus, complete the "personal" and "Nitty Gritty" info, then place an "x" in less relevant boxes. For example, you probably won't change from Coffee if you're a tea drinker.
  • Once you hit the "send" key, you'll receive a notice of receipt at the email address provided. If Submittable isn't for you, download the form and send it as a Word doc straight to my inbox (terrie@akaliterary.com). Always, Terrie

Warmly,
Terrie










 

AKA Literary Management