Associate literary agent
Lover of kid lit
Obsessor of all things Bill Murray
Bar trivia champion
Unofficial best friend of Beyoncé
Meghan Markle understudy

Emily Forney is an associate agent for BookEnds Literary, a digital media and rhetoric teacher, cultural critic, and a writer for what feels like an eternity.

She currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona at the mercy of two cats and a dream of owning a goat farm one day.

After earning her MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University, Emily worked in editorial roles for literary magazines, journals, and digital prints before finding her home at BookEnds. She was a 2020 Publishing Fellow with the LA Review of Books and actively writes about identity, Blackness, and pop culture. She has writing with Bitch Media discussing YA romances, "Sex Re-Education: Netflix Offers a New Spin on Teen Virginity," and a bunch of other places that really are only brought up as ice breakers in query letters Emily cringes at. But, you know, it's fine. She likes to laugh at herself.

When she isn't reading submissions, working with her authors, or procrastinating her own writing, she's usually binge watching an unhealthy amount of television and stress baking when deadlines are near. 

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Honestly, no matter what the reason is, you'll find quite a bit of insight on me here.

If you are an author and are looking to find out what I'm into at the moment, click on my "Manuscript Wishlist" page for an updated list!

If you want to see my clients and the work we have published, check out my "Portfolio" page.

If you are looking to find out how to submit to me, email me, or find me on social media, click on the "Contact" page.