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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: No

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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 delilahnoduh
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
from alabdon
Aug 19, 2017 3:26 pm


EQ: 6/11/17
FR: 6/29/17

YA Fantasy 82K
from PBquerious
Aug 02, 2017 10:30 pm


EQ: 7/20/17
ER: 8/2/17
Form :[
PB author/illustrator
from TAChan
Aug 02, 2017 11:28 am


6/22: EQ (#sffpit request)
7/12: Full request
7/17: emailed MS
8/2: personalized rejection with helpful explanation on what worked and what didn't
from QuestSeeker
Jul 17, 2017 8:37 am


EQ: June 19, 2017
Form R: July 5, 2017

89k YA Fantasy
from Hamz_28
Jun 30, 2017 11:57 pm


EQ:13/06/2017
ER: 29/06/2017

YA contemporary
from booklover1234
Jun 29, 2017 7:42 pm


EQ: 6/13
ER: 6/29

YA Fantasy
from karenleespree
Jun 07, 2017 12:50 pm


EQ: 5/22 MG, Speculative #MSWL CNR: 6/7
from Patrick (admin)
May 17, 2017 11:16 am


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