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Ms. Carrie Pestritto

Laura Dail Literary Agency, Inc.

121 West 27th Street, Suite 1201

New York, NY 10001


Twitter: literarycarrie

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Abigail
Jan 21, 2021 9:36 pm

QM sent 21 JAN 2021
Mystery 77k
from eggqueenluli
Jan 21, 2021 10:10 am

FQ: 1/20/2021
ER: 1/21/2021

YA Fantasy w/ multicultural elements, 107k
from carolynltesta
Jan 15, 2021 1:26 pm

FQ: 1/14/21
ER: 1/15/21
Memoir, 69k words
from katarinabett
Jan 13, 2021 9:38 am

FQ: 1/12
ER: 1/13

Form, not what she's looking for. Super thankful for her quick turnaround!!

119K Adult/crossover Commercial (light scifi)
from Dagombos1
Jan 12, 2021 9:00 pm

FQ 12/6/20
ER 12/9/20
not what she's looking for at this time
from ef_oh_ex
Jan 12, 2021 10:51 am

EQ: 1/11
ER: 1/12

Form rejection, not what she’s looking for, but at least she’s fast!

88k rom-com
from papernpengal
Jan 04, 2021 2:49 pm

Form Q: 1/1/20
Form R: 1/4/20


"Thanks so much for thinking of me with this project. Unfortunately, it doesn’t match what I’m looking for at this time. This is an incredibly subjective business, so I encourage you to keep submitting this and I hope other agents feel differently!
Best of luck!"
from jennadevillier
Dec 18, 2020 8:52 am

FQ: 12/17
ER: 12/18

88k YA science fantasy
from abersine
Dec 17, 2020 10:49 pm

82K YA Fantasy

EQ: 11/30
Partial Request (100 pages): 12/17 (submitted same day)
from CombatKatie
Nov 21, 2020 1:23 pm

EQ: 10/23
Partial request: 11/16

This was a pleasant surprise! I wasn't sure if my query had made it through, since she seems to reply really quickly (at least for rejections), so perhaps she has a "maybe" pile.
from hollyanne
Nov 16, 2020 11:15 am

EQ: 11/13/2020 68K Memoir
ER: 11/16/2020
Same form rejection as everyone else.
from ScientificSally
Nov 16, 2020 10:14 am

I got a quick rejection from her, but it was encouraging and kind.
from BritMoss
Nov 11, 2020 7:45 pm

EQ: 11/8/2020
ER: 11/11/2020

Paranormal Romance 99k
from reemkhaleel
Nov 11, 2020 5:54 am

EQ: 10/18
ER: 10/20

Adult/YA Crossover Romantic Comedy
from hkwrites
Nov 03, 2020 10:48 am

EQ: 10/19
ER: 10/21

Was thankful that her response was prompt. Just not her genre/what she's looking for!

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