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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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Twitter: elanaroth

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Query Guidelines

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 safashaqsy
Jun 18, 2018 12:24 pm

Partial request with #DVpit contest on twitter.

PR: sent 1st May 2018

60K YA contemporary romance #ownvoices

from donedeal
Jun 05, 2018 2:21 pm

From her twitter today

"Well, maternity leave ends one week from today. I can’t believe how fast that went. I also can’t believe how much catching up I have to do. I owe my clients some solo time, then #DVpit subs, so I won't reopen to queries until at least mid-July. Stay tuned."
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 01, 2018 1:46 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks erothparker)
from erothparker
Feb 01, 2018 8:38 am

Hi all. Just a note that I'm closed to submissions starting today (Feb 1) and will reopen over the summer. (Upcoming maternity leave.) Please feel free to query another LDLA agent in the meantime!
from courtshipofthemonsters
Jan 30, 2018 11:27 am

EQ: 01/11/18
ER: 01/30/18 (kind form rejection)
from Malicia
Jan 23, 2018 3:17 am

EQ 10/22/17
FR 11/14/17
Nudge with offer of rep 01/05/18
Polite step aside 01/17/18

YA Historical Fantasy 82k words
from MJ_Morel
Jan 19, 2018 9:37 pm

EQ: 1/4/18
ER: 1/18/18 (form)
Ya Fantasy 80k
from scritrice
Jan 18, 2018 1:46 pm

EQ: 1/2/18
ER: 1/18/18
It seems like with this agent she goes through queries exactly by date, as I was able to follow the reply graph from querytracker and sure enough, my rejection came exactly on the day that the query before me was responded too. Hope that's helpful for those waiting.

Ya sci fi 100k
from bookwormwrites
Nov 14, 2017 2:45 pm

EQ 10/26
ER 11/13/17 (form)
YA Fantasy 83k
from Buddrcup
Nov 13, 2017 2:49 pm

EQ: 10/28/17
ER: 11/13/17 (Form)
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
55,000 words
(Had queried Riddhi Parekh at the same agency but, apparently, she's "left the building.")
from toomanypodcasts
Oct 26, 2017 8:51 pm

EQ 10/2
ER: 10/26

Same form
from SmithsNewMapofLondon
Oct 26, 2017 1:53 pm

EQ: 10/6
ER: 10/26

"Thank you so much for your submission. Unfortunately I don't feel I'm the appropriate agent to represent your work as the story just isn't right for me. I'm sure another agent will feel differently, and with the vast array of opinions in the industry, I wish you the best in finding the right representation."

YA Victorian Mystery 77,000
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 18, 2017 3:48 pm

Profile Update: New postal address.

from jaustail
Sep 12, 2017 10:14 am

EQ: 26th august 2017
er: 11th september 2017
from HayleyNoelle
Aug 31, 2017 7:58 pm

EQ: 08/13/2017

YA/Fantasy 87k

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