BLA is a small, full-service literary agency with a select list of clients. Sitting smack dab in the middle of the greater metro Denver area, we work with the large houses in New York and mid-size and small publishers all over the country. The Agency represents BOOKS, not screenplays or theatrical plays.
Sandra Bond started her agency in Denver (born & raised!) many, many years ago. She was also the program administrator at the University of Denver's Publishing Institute, where she now guest lectures each summer.
She and agent Becky LeJeune work with both first-time and previously-published authors, and their clients write adult fiction in various genres, young adult fiction, and many categories of nonfiction. They do not represent traditional romance, poetry, children's picture books or screenplays.
Sandra represents adult commercial and literary fiction, mystery / thriller /crime fiction, and YA fiction in all categories. She does not represent romance, adult science fiction, adult fantasy, poetry, children's picture books, or screenplays. In nonfiction, she represents narrative, science for a general audience, business and history, and the authors she takes on must have great credentials, real expertise in their subject area, and some kind of platform from which they can actively promote their books. Please note: she does not represent memoir.
January 2024: Sandra is closed to queries, except by invitation, until further notice.
Please do not call.
Becky LeJeune met Sandra at the Denver Publishing Institute when she was a student there in 2007. After DPI, she spent 2 years working as the managing editor for a cookbook imprint, and then 5 years as an acquisitions editor at The History Press before joining Sandra at BLA in 2014.
She is interested in adult and teen general fiction, horror, mystery/thriller, historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and cookbooks.
January 2024: Becky is open to queries by referral and submission invitations (i.e. conferences) only at this time.
Please do not call.
Auna is excited to join the Bond Literary Agency as an assistant agent after meeting Sandra at the Denver Publishing Institute in 2023. She has spent more than 15 years as a journalist and research strategist working for magazines and lifestyle brands across Colorado, New York, and Australia, and is now parlaying her love for stories and business into literary agenting.
Auna is committed to stories both written by and about disabled persons in an able-bodied world. Within the genres of memoir, literary and commercial fiction, hybrid, and creative nonfiction, she is intrigued by the themes of medical and relationship trauma, grief, miracles, resilience, deep friendship, religious/spiritual transformation, expat and travel exploration, royalty, multicultural and multi-generational familial conflict, unexpected love, greed, fame, and always, healing and forgiveness.
We will post here when she begins to accept queries in building her own list.