SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

If you are a Finland-based author looking for an agent to represent your book in foreign markets, please send a synopsis and a short introduction together with the full manuscript and some press reviews to submissions@ahlbackagency.com. We will get in touch within 60 days if we are interested. Please note that we do not return manuscripts or reading copies, so do not send us originals. Good luck!

Elina Ahlback Literary Agency represents Nordic writers of fiction and non-fiction, for both adult and children’s books as well as illustrators. Our agents work with literary and commercial fiction, thrillers, women’s fiction, science fiction/fantasy, narrative non-fiction, psychology, popular science, parenting, self-help, young adult and children’s fiction/non-fiction and picture books.

 

 

MEET THE AGENTS

Elina Ahlbäck
CEO, Literary Agent

– Film & TV rights
U.S., UK & Commonwealth, Asian territories,

Elina is the founder of the Agency, and has enjoyed a successful career in publishing and bookselling since 1982. She has built an extensive personal network in the international publishing community, and holds a Master of Science degree in international economics. She loves Shakespeare and Jane Austen – and enjoys Agatha Christie.

Toomas Aasmäe
Literary Agent

– Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Baltics, and Eastern & Southern Europe, World Arabic, China & Taiwan.
– Digital Business Development

toomas@ahlbackagency.com

Toomas has a B.Sc. degree in Political Science, which he studied at the University of Tartu. He worked as an E-Commerce Manager and Development Manager for Estonia’s largest bookseller, Rahva Raamat for seven years. Toomas is enthusiastic about literature, analytics, and retail sales.

Ebba Erolin
Literary Agent

– Nordic Countries, France, Spain & Latin America, Brazil & Portugal, Japan, Korea
– Scandinavian Subrights: Macmillan US Children’s & Simon & Schuster US Children’s
– Social media & communications

ebba.erolin@ahlbackagency.com

Ebba has an MA degree in Political Sciences and an International Degree in Marketing and Advertising. She has a long career in media industry, having worked for content teams in TV. Ebba also loves bringing stories out for others to enjoy. Writing and books are part of who Ebba is – she loves biographies and memoirs as she can travel both in time and space through them.

Linda Powell
Rights & Contracts Coordinator

– Contracts, invoices, and royalties
– Supporting the Agency’s Sales team
– Helsinki office administration

Linda has an LLB degree in Law and Politics. Most recently, she completed her Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Law, specializing in technology law and intellectual property.
Linda is a fan of good story-telling and captivating narratives, no matter the medium. In particular, she enjoys delving into sci-fi and historical non-fiction.

 

Rhea

World English Rights

US, UK, & Commonwealth
Rhea Lyons, Co-Agent, HG Literary
Contact: rhea@hgliterary.com

Gudrun Giddings

Worldwide Media Rights

Gudrun Giddings, Head of Media Rights
Los Angeles/USA
Contact: gudrungiddings@gmail.com

 

Marketing & Communication

Marc Graser, Senior Content Strategist: getcontentinspired@gmail.com

Gudrun Giddings, Creative Director: gudrungiddings@gmail.com

Co-Agents:

China & Taiwan: The Grayhawk Agency
Japan: Japan UNI Agency, Inc.
Korea: Danny Hong Agency
Spain, Latin America, Brazil, Portugal: MB Agencia Literaria

Contact: elina@ahlbackagency.com


ABOUT US

Elina Ahlback Literary Agency sells book, film and TV rights in fiction, children’s books and non-fiction to publishers and producers all around the world and negotiates the best possible contract, including a marketing plan, for its clients. We are regular participants at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and Gothenburg Book Fair and we have representation at international film & TV festivals.

The Elina Ahlback Literary Agency was established in June 2009 by Elina Ahlbäck, who has enjoyed a successful career in publishing and bookselling since 1982. Our Agency’s head office is located in the heart of Helsinki, and we have offices in Los Angeles and New York City.

Read our story here.


Privacy Policy GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

The Elina Ahlback Literary Agency follows the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. The contact information we have about you is used only to send out news, newsletters and other sales and marketing information about Finnish literature. It will not be given to third parties.

We are glad to give you more detailed information about the measures we take to protect your data: our contact information is above.


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