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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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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 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”
from milli505
Aug 28, 2018 6:17 pm


EQ: 8/7
ER: 8/28

YA contemporary, 76k
from DPengo
Aug 21, 2018 4:26 pm


MG 48,000
EQ August 3, 2018
ER August 20, 2018 Form Rejection

"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.

Thanks again for thinking of me."
from rivershadow654
Aug 14, 2018 3:53 pm


EQ 8/3/18 (YA Fantasy/Adventure, 104K)
ER 8/14/18

"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.

Thanks again for thinking of me."
from abbyeglenn
Aug 14, 2018 2:45 pm


EQ: 8/02/18
ER: 8/14/18

107K YA Fantasy
from DueleNinja
Aug 08, 2018 3:02 pm


EQ: 8/1/18
somewhat personalized ER: 8/8/18
I appreciated her quick response and sincerity. Fortunate are those who land her as an agent.

YA sci-fi 93k
from AlliePenn
Aug 08, 2018 12:39 pm


EQ: 8/1/18
ER: 8/8/18

YA Fantasy, 83k
from allyfargowrites
Aug 04, 2018 8:52 am


EQ: 08-01-18
Full Request: 08-03-18

Humorous MG
from Dryadwriter
Aug 01, 2018 4:41 pm


EQ: 8/1/2018

76,000 YA Contemporary Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 01, 2018 10:25 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from erothparker
Aug 01, 2018 8:23 am


I'm open now :)

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