Kayla Lightner is an assistant and junior agent at Ayesha Pande Literary in Harlem, NY. Prior to joining the wonderful APL team, Kayla worked at Liza Dawson Associates. A Georgia native, she earned her B.A. in English from Vassar College. Before finding her way to publishing, she held various positions including a fashion market assistant at Harper’s Bazaar and a freelance writer at Creative Loafing Atlanta. An adventurous reader, Kayla loves stories—across commercial fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction—that masterfully straddle the line between story-telling and teaching her something new. In terms of literary tastes, she loves to work with speculative fiction (SFF, horror, and magical realism), literary and upmarket family sagas, short story collections, humorous essay collections, and memoirs. When Kayla’s not reading, she can be found writing, performing stand-up, and reminiscing on her rugby days.
Meet With Kayla
Meet face-to-face, from home. Choose Skype, Google Hangouts, or phone, and speak for the appointed time about your query, first page, and/or first ten pages (for longer meetings). Does not include written notes, but is a chance to have an honest discussion about your work, and to ask follow-up questions. International meetings welcomed.