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Ms. Elana Roth Parker

Laura Dail Literary Agency, Inc.

121 West 27th Street, Suite 1201

New York, NY 10001



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Website: ldlainc.com

Blog: www.elanaroth.com/

Twitter: elanaroth

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Middle-grade and young adult fiction (all genres, though horror, thriller, Christmas, or talking animal books are not a good match); narrative non-fiction for children and teens; picture books from author/illustrators only. Along with your book's title, please include the name of the agent you are querying in the subject field. After your query letter, paste the FIRST 5-10 PAGES of your novel into the body of the email.

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from swatithegeek
Yesterday 2:37 am


DVpit EQ: 04/25/19

YA Romance, 80k
from TangoTango
Mar 06, 2019 10:43 am


EQ: Feb 16
Full Req: March 5
YA Contemp
from bkblake
Feb 15, 2019 7:19 pm


EQ: 1.25.19
ER: 2.12.19

YA Contemporary 84k
from Alex_R
Feb 14, 2019 5:47 pm


1/29/19 EQ
2/14/19 ER form

60k YA sci-fi
from LaceyCottingham
Feb 11, 2019 8:23 pm


1-25-19 EQ
2-11-19 Rejected
YA/Sci-Fi/Modern
from tsunderequeends
Jan 10, 2019 6:17 pm


EQ: 12/17/2018

YA contemporary fantasy

FR, sent same day: 01/08/2019
from Jeanetto
Oct 28, 2018 9:34 am


EQ: 10/28/18
MG Sci-fi 79,000
from jnohalani
Oct 24, 2018 8:29 am


Just sent me a rejection from May but was very apologetic and courteous. Thanks, Elana!
from surfrat224
Oct 24, 2018 6:17 am


EQ: 10/3/18
ER: 10/23/18 (form)
from success73
Oct 18, 2018 3:55 pm


EQ 10/18/18

YA 86K
from mellenakin
Oct 10, 2018 1:06 pm


EQ: 9/13/18
ER: 10/8/18
from kccurry26
Sep 26, 2018 5:07 pm


EQ: 8/1/18
FR!!: 8/13/18
ER: 9/26/18

Sent back that there was a lot to like, but just a few things keeping her from offering rep, also because her list for YA is so tight right now.

YA fantasy 70k
from askjudyww
Sep 24, 2018 8:31 pm


27k MG Historical
EQ: 9/03
ER: 9/24 Form letter
from michele42
Sep 04, 2018 12:59 pm


EQ: 8/19/18
ER: 9/4/18

YA fantasy 70k
from horrorchix89
Sep 01, 2018 9:11 am


From Twitter #mswl

“...I'm pretty full-up on YA right now, and much hungrier for PBs and MG....”

“If I were to sign a YA right now, and it's tight, it would have to be really unique. As always...commercial, readable, inventive, aspirational, romantic and/or strong-relationship driven, "knows where it comes from but knows where it's going" type stuff. #mswl”

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