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 seeks out authors that are intersectional feminists, LGBT+ folks, PoC, and more broadly, people trying to help other people with their art. She’s looking for projects that make her heart smile. She’s a sucker for a great visual books, photography or illustrated gift. She has eclectic nonfiction sensibility and is looking for narrative nonfiction, cookbooks, lifestyle books, and non-traditional self-help covering topics like manifestation, meditation and the like. For fiction, she’s looking for contemporary upmarket women’s fiction, romance, and just about anything you’d read in a book club. She has a soft spot for the occult, tarot especially, and lesbian pop culture references. #MSWL includes lesbian contemporary YA or lesbian contemporary romance. Make her laugh, cry.

Ashley’s not interested in books featuring gratuitous violence or violence against women. No SFF, please.

Highlights and Forthcoming:

Brittany Wright, FEAST YOUR EYES

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