AAR Officially Changes Name, Launches Nonprofit
The organization representing literary agents, previously known as the Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR), has officially changed its name to the Association of American Literary Agents. In a press release about the name change, the organization said the name change "better reflects the membership and aligns the organization with its core mission of empowering and educating literary agents."
With the name change, the AALA said it will usher in a "modernizing" of the organization's "branding, communications, and website." The group also intends to expand its goals for the industry and, with that in mind, has created a new nonprofit arm of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Literary Agents of Change, a 501(3)(C) nonprofit, will, the AALA said, "provide stipends for interns and a mentorship program to historically underrepresented groups, to help increase recruitment, retention and promotion in the profession."