submissions                              the la literary agency      


We are always looking for talented writers and good books. As a boutique agency, we work closely with our clients from proposal through the publishing process.

The Agency represents narrative nonfiction, history, memoirs, sports, biographies, cookbooks, lifestyle, health, psychology, science, parenting, business, literary fiction, and commercial fiction.  

Like all agencies, we receive a great number of submissions.  Because of the volume, we cannot respond to all inquiries. However, we do look at everything we receive and will call or email if we would like to see more material.

submission guidelines 

We welcome email and mail submissions.

Nonfiction | Query letter and/or book proposal

Fiction | Query letter and your manuscript

Email Submissions

Mail Submissions

Ms. Ann Cashman

The LA Literary Agency

Post Office Box 46370

Los Angeles, CA 90046

We recycle all paper, so it isn’t necessary to send a stamped

self-addressed envelope with your submission.

Please do not send your submission by Express Mail, Certified Mail or Registered Mail.

Our sister company, LA Book Doctor, provides professional editorial services to authors. A Book Doctor is a professional editor who works with you to improve your book proposal, nonfiction manuscript or novel. This includes reorganizing, polishing, improving content and basic structure.

If you would like to contact this company, please send your inquiry to