Edie Astley


My Manuscript Wish List®

At HarperCollins, I acquire for the Harper and Harper Perennial lists. I joined Harper in early 2022 after interning at W.W. Norton & Co., Europa Editions, DeFiore & Co. Literary Agency, and Archipelago Books. Before that, I worked in film and TV.

I am actively looking to build my own list.

FICTION: I’m most drawn to upmarket commercial and literary fiction that centers complicated relationships (particularly between women) but is also deeply entertaining with a strong voice (funny!) and a propulsive plot. I love smart, steamy rom-coms and beach reads (chemistry is a must for me!), but I also don’t shy away from dark and subversive stories that reveal or explore uncomfortable truths about our culture. I welcome speculative or magical elements as long as they are rooted in reality. I have a special proclivity for books about obsession, in all its forms.

NONFICTION: In terms of nonfiction, I’m primarily looking for voice-driven memoir, cultural criticism, of-the-moment essay collections, and the odd true crime story. My main areas of interest are pop culture, sex and dating, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and art.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to edie.astley@harpercollins.com

HarperCollins only accepts agented submissions.