Originally from Texas, Ashley is a graduate from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She began her career in publishing at Writers House, and joined DeFiore and Company in 2014.

Ashley specializes in visual nonfiction of all kinds: cooking, photography, lifestyle, illustrated gift, etc. The fiction on Ashley’s list is generally tinged with social justice themes, spotlighting LGBT+ experiences and exploring the winding complexity of gender and sexuality. While not deconstructing the patriarchy with progressive literature, Ashley enjoys a pulpy commercial women’s fiction or romance novel, from time to time. She also loves most anything you’d find in a bookclub, especially literary fiction with a commercial bent.

Ashley’s not interested in books featuring gratuitous violence, fantasy, science fiction, or historical fiction.

Highlights and Forthcoming:

Brittany Wright, FEAST YOUR EYES
Jenipher Lyn, FIND YOUR RAINBOW
Gigi Engle, LET’S GET NASTY
Jackie Dodd, LUSH

 

How to Submit to Ashley Collom:

Please email her at Ashley@defliterary.com with “AC Query” in the subject line as well as the following:

  • A brief description of your book
  • The first five pages in the body of your email
  • No attachments, please