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.

Gabriella Asatouri
Rights & Contracts Assistant

– Contracts and royalties
– Helsinki office administration

Gabriella is our rights and contracts assistant. She has a BA degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences from Utrecht University, where she studied Literature and Media Studies. She is currently doing her MA degree in Japanese language at Helsinki University. She has also studied Swahili and Chinese. Gabriella loves languages and storytelling in all mediums. She enjoys Shakespeare and stories that are evocative and humorous.

 

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