AAR Becomes AALA

The Association of Au­thors’ Representatives (the professional organiza­tion for literary agents) has changed its name to the Association of American Literary Agents. They say the new name “better reflects the membership and aligns the organization with its core mission of empowering and educating literary agents.” They’re updating their website to reflect the new branding and to “offer deeper resources for members and writ­ers.” They’ve added a non-profit division, Literary Agents of Change, devoted to charitable work and building “a more equitable publishing industry.” It will “provide stipends for interns and a mentorship program to historically underrepresented groups, to help increase recruitment, retention and promotion in the profession.”

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