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Ms. Em Lysaght

Ladderbird Literary Agency

Oakland, CA



Website: ladderbird.com

Twitter: mmmlysaght

AAR Member: No

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from djl43516
Sep 11, 2021 8:51 pm


FQ: Queried Annalise Errico, Sept 1
Referred to Em Lysaght, citing she may be a better match Sept 11
Crossing my fingers!!

YA Fantasy 105K
from YellowStrike1
Sep 07, 2021 1:08 pm


Submitted on July 13, 2021. I had previously queried her on another title that was rejected, but this one i feel will hopefully catch her eye- wish me luck.

125k word Sci Fi romance

Form Rejection on September 7th, 2021
from bubblyian
Aug 18, 2021 10:35 pm


Grounded Adult Science Fiction 65k
Submitted form query June 28
Standard rejection August 18
"Thank you very much for your submission. I'm sorry, but your project is not a perfect fit for me at this time so unfortunately I will have to pass. Thank you for considering me and best of luck with your future queries."
from Happyakrz
Jul 29, 2021 8:28 pm


Grounded Adult Science Fiction 116K
FQ: 6.11.21
Form Rejection: 7.29.21
from fearthenorms
Jul 24, 2021 12:45 am


FQ: May 5, 2021
FR: June 30, 2021 (sent same day)
R: July 23, 2021 (with a nice, personal note and helpful feedback!)

NA/A Literary Fantasy, 60k
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 18, 2021 5:31 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 12, 2021 7:10 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from YellowStrike1
Jul 12, 2021 1:41 pm


Submitted on May 20 2021

Adult sci fi, 153k words

Question, does she email you back or does her response only come back through the form?
Form Rejection on July 12, 2021. 53 day wait time, and yes, she sent her response through her email, so there's that little bit of info.
from andtheotherstars
Jul 12, 2021 1:03 am


EQ: 05/11/2021
ER: 07/10/2021

Historical Fantasy 127k
from AshleyRatliffTheWriter
Jul 03, 2021 10:45 am


FQ: 7/3/2021

121K SFF
from charlie_girl
Jun 30, 2021 3:09 pm


FQ: May 7, 2021
Full Request: June 30, 2021, sent same day

YA Speculative, 72K
from SusyChander
Jun 30, 2021 11:12 am


FQ: 5/6/21
FR: 6/25/21
114K adult LGBTQ Speculative
from Mossie
May 22, 2021 11:14 pm


@YellowStrike1 She used the form for me
from droideka
May 17, 2021 7:59 pm


FQ: 3/10/2021
Full Request: 4/8/2021, sent same day
R&R with super helpful feedback: 5/17/2021

95k Adult SF Romance
from mkhardy
May 11, 2021 2:00 pm


Cold queried Feb 16 2021 and received request for full March 29th.
Got an R&R request from a different agent on Friday April 2nd.
After chat with other agent, messaged to offer revision when it's ready (est. three or four weeks), as the R&R is non-exclusive.
She replied quickly with a friendly message saying to send it on when ready.
Revised ms sent April 23rd
Nudge with offer of rep 25 April 2021
Responded with offer May 4th 2021
We did not go with Em, but were very impressed by their professionalism and ethos.

Adult space opera, 123k

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