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Ms. Kayla Lightner

Ayesha Pande Literary

New York, NY


Twitter: LightnerKayla

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Jun 07, 2021 11:57 am

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.

Thanks TeeKayEm
from TeeKayEm
Jun 06, 2021 2:30 am

Ms. Lightner's tweet from June 4th, 2021:
"Hello lovely #amwriting and #amquerying community! My quick lil' spring hiatus has come to an end! I'll be back open to queries starting 6/7. My ?updated? #mswl is below. I can't wait to see your work!"
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 22, 2021 8:27 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from writerwriterwriter12
Mar 20, 2021 11:36 am

EQ: 3/12
Full request: 3/13
Nudge with offer of rep: 3/20
Polite step-aside citing lack of time to read by deadline: 3/20
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 21, 2020 7:58 am

Thank you, Sky1212
from Sky1212
Nov 21, 2020 3:38 am

@Patrick. She uses now the APL Query form and not E-mail.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 20, 2020 9:21 am

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.

Thanks PeaceM
from PeaceM
Nov 20, 2020 1:05 am

Open to queries as of today, 20th Nov 2020
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

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