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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 redpandabear
Yesterday 8:40 pm


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

YA Fairy Tale Retelling 67k
from worddance
Jun 19, 2019 12:30 am


EQ: 6/02/19
ER; 6/18/19 (form)

YA contemporary fantasy - 79,000
from NKTC73
Jun 06, 2019 9:29 pm


EQ 04/07/19
FR 04/22/19 !!!
ER 06/06/19 - Nice email with specific comments on the manuscript

YA Contemporary Fantasy 105K
from Charlydaws
Jun 05, 2019 1:22 pm


EQ: 5/10/2019
ER: 6/5/2019

MG Fantasy (46,000)
from TangoTango
May 29, 2019 10:38 am


EQ: Feb 16
Full Req: March 5
Kind, personalized rejection: May 28
YA Contemp
from PBquerious
May 23, 2019 11:38 am


EQ: 2/5/19
ER: 5/23/19

Encouraging, personalized rejection. Open to future projects!
from swatithegeek
May 23, 2019 11:24 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

YA Romance, 82k
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

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