A white woman, late twenties, with red hair and a checkered blazer.

Alex Rice is an agent in the books department at the leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). She is based in the New York office and works across all departments to create publishing opportunities for the agency’s clients, with a focus on women’s and commercial fiction, pop culture and criticism, and young adult and middle grade across all genres.



With an eye towards a more commercial, upmarket audience, Alex is especially drawn to stories in adult fiction that explore one’s identity and sense of self, family sagas, female friendship, and a fresh start on life. Alex is fond of storylines that fundamentally challenge the protagonist in some facet of life, pushing them to question their views on morality and purpose. She’ll also consider select genre books in romance, mysteries, and some thrillers when looking for a more escapist read. In the children’s realm, Alex looks for stories with a fast-paced plot that still delivers a poignant message. She’s drawn to characters with a strong sense of self that are then challenged in that belief. She tends towards compelling, voice-driven narratives and is always looking for new and diverse stories through which we see the world differently. She’s not afraid of the dark and loves an edgy, twisted narrative as well.


The Fraud Squad, Kyla Zhao
Bad Luck Bridesmaid, Alison Greenberg
Where It All Lands, Jennie Wexler

Specializes In

FICTION: Children's, Commercial Fiction, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult


FICTION: Chick Lit, Family Saga, Middle Grade, Multi-Cultural, Romance