AYLA ZURAW-FRIELAND

Ayla Zuraw-Friedland joined the David Black Agency in 2019. Previously, she worked as an editorial assistant and assistant editor at Beacon Press in Boston, and as a development editor for encyclopedias at Oxford University Press. She received her BA in English and Creative Writing from Connecticut College in 2015, and her writing can be found in GAY the Magazine and Publishers Weekly. She is interested in literary fiction and nonfiction that inspects queer experiences and narratives, and would love to see pitches from BIPOC and disabled writers from a diversity of backgrounds. A few of her favorite contemporary writers are Carmen Maria Machado, Kristen Arnett, Hanif Abdurraqib, Helen Oyeyemi, Daniel M. Lavery, Raven Leilani, Candice Carty-Williams, Kacen Callendar, Alexander Chee, Akwaeke Emezi, and Samantha Irby.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

Literary fiction that inspects identity in fresh ways with gorgeous prose, memoirs incorporating literary and cultural critique, fiction or non-fiction by and about LGBTQ+ people and communities

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

how to be a good girl: a miscellany, jamie hood
Ross Showalter
Margaret Lee
Aimee Keeble

Specializes In

FICTION: Family Saga, GLBT, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Short Story Collections

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, GLBT, History, Humor, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative

Considers

FICTION:Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire

NONFICTION: Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, Gift Books, Investigative Journalism, Pop Culture, Psychology, Women's Concerns