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The Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA) is a voluntary trade association comprising literary agencies from the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The AAA is a forum representing agents’ best interests and offers professional development training across different career stages. We’ve created a space for literary agencies of all sizes to discuss industry matters, develop codes of best practice, and better support their authors.

We Offer Our Members:


Regular panels on industry matters and events to support networking


Workshops to support professional development, agenting guidance, and resources


Opportunities to become involved in new initiatives

A Collective Voice for Literary Agencies

Represent the interests of literary agents to the government and in the media

Member of the Alliance for Intellectual Property — championing the protection of IP

Lobby on copyright, campaign for diversity and inclusivity, etc.

Promoting Professional Best Practices

Authors’ rights are at the forefront of all members’ practices

Transparency between authors and literary agents

All member agencies strive to uphold the integrity of the industry

Role of a Literary Agent​

Ensure authors receive the best possible terms in the sale of rights

Support authors in their career development

Defend authors’ interests in the UK, abroad, and online

Our current member agencies include literary agents from all walks of life — no matter your background or your past experience, there’s space for everyone in agenting.

Please note that the AAA is not able to offer advice on finding representation by an agent or getting published.

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