Loan Le is an associate editor at Atria Books. She has worked on a variety of genres including literary fiction, literature in translation, psychological thriller, science fiction, pop culture, and more. She edits Sarah Langan, Meredith Westgate, and Dylan Marron.
Loan is looking for upmarket and literary fiction with elements of magical realism or folklore (The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler, Himself by Jess Kidd); horror (The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper, The Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill), family mystery/drama (The Gathering by Anne Enright, Sisters by Rosamund Lupton, Help for the Haunted by John Searles), and psychological dread (Ill Will by Dan Chaon, Universal Harvesters by John Darnielle). Loan is drawn to stories that have misfit characters, dark and unsettling atmospheres, and a blend of reality and the unreal. She does not like novels featuring trouble-in-paradise marriages, aimless millennials, unnecessary gore, and callous characters with no redeeming qualities.
Loan is also a Pushcart Prize-nominated short story writer and author of a forthcoming YA rom-com, which will be published by Simon Pulse in Spring 2021. She has her MFA degree in fiction writing from Fairfield University, where she also earned her bachelor’s in journalism.