Lauren MacLeod

Aevitas Creative Management

My Manuscript Wish List®


At the moment, I’m actively building my cookbook and food writing list, and I want it all– think of me for everything from academic books about foodways to narrative-nonfiction about food history to unique and ambitious debut cookbooks. I am also searching for the next great piece of literary true crime; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was one of the first adult nonfiction books to grab me, and I’ll always be looking for books that compare favorably!


Lauren MacLeod is a Nashville-based senior literary agent with Aevitas Creative Management. Lauren’s primary interests are cookbooks, food writing, narrative nonfiction, pop-culture, true crime, memoir, young adult fiction and nonfiction, and middle-grade novels. She serves on the Association of American Literary Agents board of directors, where she sits on the copyright and contracts committees and co-chairs the communications committee. Before joining ACM, she was named Vice President of The Strothman Agency. She graduated cum laude from Emerson College, receiving a BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing.

Personal Website: Lauren E

Fun facts about me:

Our dog is named after the man who helped officiate our Las Vegas wedding ceremony: Elvis.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

At this time I am only accepting submissions for food writing, cookbooks, pop-culture and true crime.

I currently only consider MG & YA, memoir, history, and narrative nonfiction via referral.

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