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Ms. Kayla Lightner

Ayesha Pande Literary

New York, NY


Twitter: LightnerKayla

AAR Member: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Apr 20, 2020 11:23 am

Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Liza Dawson Associates.

(Thanks RebeccaDSivori. Though her Twitter now says she is an assistant, so I don't know if that means she is accepting queries directly.)
from RebeccaDSivori
Apr 20, 2020 10:39 am

@Patrick, in her updated manuscript wishlist profile, she says she is with Ayesha Pande Literary
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 17, 2020 12:06 pm

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 14, 2020 9:41 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks KLBurd)
from KLBurd
Apr 14, 2020 7:24 am

Website says she is closed to queries as of 3/27/20
from jcgriffin
Mar 30, 2020 8:37 pm

Adult Fantasy/Magical Realism 80K
ER: 3/30/20

Response stated that while my novel would be a project she would ordinarily be interested in, she is taking a pause on taking on new projects at the moment. She said she would pass, "for now" and wished me luck on gaining representation. She encouraged me to resubmit when she reopens for queries with this project if still unrepresented or another project that I may be working on in the future.
from nomsequitur
Mar 30, 2020 6:13 pm

EQ: 3/9/20
ER: 3/30/20 form

81k Fantasy
from edoyle02
Feb 11, 2020 6:34 pm

EQ: 2/3/2020
ER: 2/11/2020
from MackLittle
Feb 09, 2020 9:29 pm

not a perfect match, but MS may straddle the line of things she likes.
from Jvaloren
Feb 05, 2020 5:24 pm

12/17: Adult Fantasy
12/30: Full MS req.
12/31: Sent full MS
02/05: Rejected

Very polite. No feedback but she referred me to other agents whom she believed would be interested in my work, which was appreciated.
from keisenbraun
Jan 22, 2020 12:07 pm

Query letter only per guidelines on website
ER: 1/22/2020

From her Twitter: authors, I want to read your logline/hook sentence first, not wade through paragraphs about why you’re querying me, the journey of writing your novel, etc. That stuff has a place, but at the END of the query. Ground me in your story as quickly as possible!!!
from Catsamoa79
Jan 22, 2020 12:05 pm

EQ: 1/14/20
ER: 1/22/20
Form letter
from floydnerd1993
Jan 11, 2020 8:21 pm

EQ: 12/18 Adult Historical Horror
Partial Request (50 pages): 12/30
Partial Sent: 12/30
Rejection: 1/9 (wasn't right for her)
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 11, 2020 6:58 am

Thanks LUV4NA
from LUV4NA
Jan 11, 2020 12:20 am

Patrick, here's her twitter: @LightnerKayla

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