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Founded in 2014, Azantian Literary is committed to guiding the careers of both new and established voices in fiction and nonfiction, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented. Whether a heart-warming contemporary, a moving true story, or a grand epic fantasy, we look for the universal truths in our stories that connect us all.

Books

Recent and Upcoming Books

Jude Saves The World

Ronnie Riley Middle Grade

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Travis Daventhorpe for the Win!

Wes Molebash Middle Grade

Hungry Ghost

Victoria Ying Young Adult

Jagged Little Pill

Eric Smith Young Adult

News

Recent News

RONNIE RILEY
Summer, 2022 | Agency News

JUDE SAVES THE WORLD BY RONNIE RILEY IS A WINTER/SPRING 2023 INDIES INTRODUCE PICK!

"Filled with courage and positivity, Jude is middle grade's next Pride icon. I will be thinking about this story for years to come. Young readers and adults alike will find this book to be a fantastic resource in understanding queer and gender identities!" - Kaliisha Cole, Whitelam Books, Reading, MA

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JESSICA PARRA
Summer, 2022 | Book News

SOLD! AT 6-FIGURE AUCTION! NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO JESSICA PARRA'S YA Rom-Com

Attorney Jessica Parra's RUBI RAMOS' RECIPE FOR SUCCESS, pitched as A CUBAN GIRL'S GUIDE TO TEA AND TOMORROW meets YOU HAVE A MATCH, in which a senior in high school secretly enters a baking competition that comes to town, and must navigate the weight of her parents' expectations, a newfound romance, and gather the strength to follow her own path. It will be coming from Wednesday Books in Summer 2023!

Translation: Brent Taylor at Triada

Robert Mgrdich Apelian
Summer, 2022 | Book News

SOLD! AT AUCTION! NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO ROBERT APELIAN'S YA FANTASY GRAPHIC NOVEL!

Author-illustrator Robert Mgrdich Apelian's debut FUSTUK, pitched as a Ghibli-esque Persian/Armenian fantasy drama following a 17-year-old youngest child in a family of chefs who must prove he can cook a dish to rival his legendary father's and please a djinn enough to save his dying mother's life, but he must reconcile the differences in how he and his siblings reckon with their diasporic identities and unravel the mysteries of his family's tragic past before they lose the one person keeping their family together. It will be coming from Penguin Workshop in fall of 2025!

Translation: Brent Taylor at Triada

JESMEEN KAUR DEO
June 8th, 2022 | Book News

TJ POWAR HAS SOMETHING TO PROVE BY JESMEEN KAUR DEO IS A JULY/AUGUST 2022 INDIE NEXT PICK!

"When she and her cousin are the subjects of a cruel viral meme, TJ decides to prove that a woman's body hair (or lack thereof) doesn't impact her worth. An engrossing, powerful story exploring body positivity, Deo's debut will stick with you." — Matilda McNeely, Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, GA

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MELISSA CRISTINA MARQUEZ
Summer, 2022 | Book News

SOLD BY ALEXANDRA WEISS! MELISSA CRISTINA MARQUEZ'S DEBUT PICTURE BOOK!

Author of the WILD SURVIVAL series (Scholastic) and Forbes 30 Under 30 shark scientist Melissa Cristina Marquez's MOTHER OF SHARKS, a fantastical and autobiographical picture book about Marquez's journey to becoming a marine biologist and advocate for the ocean's top predator, illustrated by world-renowned artist Devin Elle Kurtz. It will be available on May 30th, 2023 from Penguin Workshop!

Kane Lynch
Summer, 2022 | Agency News

SOLD BY ALEXANDRA WEISS! KANE LYNCH'S MIDDLE GRADE GRAPHIC NOVEL!

Author-illustrator Kane Lynch's FIRST STEPS is a contemporary middle-grade graphic novel about a young boy balancing two separate lives after his parents divorce, desperately trying to keep the peace between his fractured yet growing family. It will be published in fall 2024 by Graphix Books!