Welcome to NLA

Representing bestselling authors since 2002

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About Kristin

Being an avid reader practically since birth, Kristin is equally happy reading a Pulitzer prize-winning literary novel for her book club or a sexy romance novel. more »

Submission Guidelines

I’m looking for a good story well told. How you tell that story doesn’t need to fit in a neat little category. For helpful specifics, click here.

Webinars

An educated writer is a successful writer! We help aspiring writers go above and beyond by offering  insightful webinars on the publishing industry. more »

Recent News

  • As announced in The Hollywood Reporter, film Rights to New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu’s THE YOUNG ELITES series, set up with Daria Cercek at 20th Century Fox Studios with Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill Productions (Twilight Saga, Fault In Our Stars) producing.
  • Marie Lu's THE YOUNG ELITES is a 2015 American Library Association Teens' Top Ten Nominee.
  • Hugh Howey's SILO (french translation of WOOL) wins the prestigious Canadian Prix Des Libraires du Quebec Award!
  • Jamie Ford awarded The Storyteller’s Prize,  for artists, scholars and activists who have shown a dedication to celebrating the multicultural and multiracial experience in fiction.
  • Marie Lu's EVERTREE, the anticipated conclusion to Scholastic's Spirit Animals middle grade series, hits the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller lists
  • Kristen Callihan's EVERNIGHT nominated for a 2015 RITA for Best Paranormal Romance.
  • Gail Carriger's PRUDENCE, the first book in her new Custard Protocol series, hits the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.
  • Lisa Shearin's THE DRAGON CONSPIRACY debuts at #18 on the Barnes & Noble sf/f mass market bestseller list.
  • Gail Carriger's PRUDENCE is a 2015 Amazon Best Book of March Pick in both the Romance & SciFi/Fantasy categories.
  • Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX nominated for a 2015 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel!
  • Sherry Thomas's MY BEAUTIFUL ENEMY is a Library Journal Best Book of 2014.
  • Gail Carriger's PRUDENCE is a 2015 March Library Reads Pick!
  • Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX named the 2014 Best Novel of The Year by thisishorror.com (UK).
  • Jasinda Wilder's FALLING INTO YOU is a Goodreads Top 100 Romance Titles Pick.
  • Marie Lu's THE YOUNG ELITES is a YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults pick!
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