Ayesha Pande

Ayesha Pande has worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years. Before launching APL, Ayesha held editorial positions at Farrar Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins and Crown Publishers. She is a member of AAR (Association of Author’s Representatives), PEN, the Asian American Writer’s Workshop and the Women’s Media Group. She has attended numerous writing conferences and has taught college level courses in editing. Among her many wonderful clients are National Book Award Winner Ibram X. Kendi, PEN/Bingham Prize winner Danielle Evans, PEN/Bellwether Prize winner Lisa Ko, NYT Bestseller Shilpi Somaya Gowda and PEN/Hemingway finalist Patricia Engel. Her interests are wide-ranging and include literary as well as popular fiction, young adult, women’s, African-American and international fiction. She is also seeking authors of nonfiction, including biography, history, popular culture, cultural commentary, and memoir. She is particularly drawn to distinctive, original voices.

What I'm Looking For

Fiction and nonfiction projects that have something meaningful to say about the world we live in; themes of interest include identity, race, women's issues, popular culture.

Sample Titles or Authors

Stamped From The Beginning, Ibram Kendi
The Leavers, Lisa Ko
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Danielle Evans

Specializes In

FICTION: Family Saga, GLBT, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, GLBT, History, Investigative Journalism, Medical, Multi-Cultural, Music, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Politics, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Women's Concerns


FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Short Story Collections

NONFICTION: Dating/Relationships, Memoir, Military/War, Parenting, Pets, Religion, Technology