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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

Accepts Queries Via...

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 MR_Subias
Aug 14, 2019 2:37 pm


EQ: 7/12/19
ER: 8/14/19

YA horror, 68k

Thank you so much for your submission. Unfortunately I don't feel I'm the appropriate agent to represent your work as the project 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 Shopcraze1
Aug 14, 2019 1:41 pm


EQ: 7/30/2019
ER: 8/14/2019
MG Sci-fi 60K
Thank you so much for your submission. Unfortunately I don't feel I'm the appropriate agent to represent your work as the project 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 Roseppdle72
Aug 14, 2019 12:04 pm


EQ: 07/16/19
ER: 08/14/19
YA Fantasy 91k
from S_C_Easley
Aug 10, 2019 4:47 pm


EQ on 8/2/19
No confirmation query received

MG Fantasy 72K
from Catsamoa79
Aug 08, 2019 10:12 am


EQ: 7/20/19
ER: 8/8/19
Form letter
from safashaqsy
Aug 02, 2019 6:24 pm


sent by email YA fantasy on 3rd August 2019
from smashem
Aug 01, 2019 12:12 pm


EQ: 07/10/19
ER: 08/01/19 (form)

85k YA Paranormal Mystery
from SylvieGirl
Aug 01, 2019 11:32 am


Email Query - 7/17/19
Email Rejection - 8/1/19

MG - HF - 36k
from nmscholl
Jul 26, 2019 2:16 pm


EQ: 7/26/19


YA High Fantasy 118K
from swatithegeek
Jul 23, 2019 9:14 am


Original DVpit EQ: 04/25/19, but she just tweeted that she's responded to all queries through April, and to requery if we haven't heard -- so resending query.

DVpit EQ: 05/22/19
FR: 05/23/19, sent same day
ER: 07/23/19, short but personalized

YA Romance, 82k
from MeganAScott
Jul 17, 2019 6:55 am


QUERIED: 27 JUNE 2019 @19:52 U.K. time
Rejection: 17 JULY

YA Contemporary Fantasy 100k
from m_elizabeth
Jul 10, 2019 10:22 am


EQ: 06/11
FR: 07/03 - sent 07/04, confirmed receipt 07/10

She seems to request quite a few, and I know her list for YA is tight right now, but I'm still quite happy!

YA Historical Fantasy, 103k
from lindsaywhat
Jul 03, 2019 8:25 pm


EQ: 6/17/19
ER 7/3/19 Form

YA Spec Fic 78K
from MReyesWrites
Jun 25, 2019 8:38 pm


EQ: 6/7/19
FR: 6/25/19

upper MG fantasy adventure
from redpandabear
Jun 24, 2019 8:40 pm


EQ: 6/6/19 #PitMad request
FR: 6/24/19 - sent same day

YA Fairy Tale Retelling 67k

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