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Ms. Carrie Pestritto

Laura Dail Literary Agency, Inc.

121 West 27th Street, Suite 1201

New York, NY 10001



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Website: www.ldlainc.com

Twitter: literarycarrie

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from richardallen
Aug 05, 2020 11:46 am


One day rejection
from annick
Aug 05, 2020 11:37 am


I submitted my query for a historical novel on August 4, 2020. Carrie responded the next day. Very prompt and professional.
from cmelendez
Jul 27, 2020 10:25 am


EQ: 7/24/2020
Emailed Rejection: 7/27/2020
YA <50K

"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!"
from KaytiBoon
Jul 21, 2020 2:07 pm


EQ: 7/14/2020
ER: 7/21/2020

YA Fantasy 93k words

Received a polite rejection with encouragement to query.
from mhknecht12
Jul 17, 2020 9:12 am


EQ: 7/10/2020
ER: 7/17/2020 form

YA science fantasy 75k words
from GuruLord
Jul 07, 2020 4:27 pm


EQ - 6/8
Partial Request (100 pgs) - 7/5 (sent 7/6)

MG Contemp, 56k
from MsSarajevo
May 31, 2020 8:31 am


EQ 03/04/20 (with referral from one of her current clients)
Full Request 03/17/20, submitted same day

Upmarket commercial fiction, 101k words
from emmatens
May 28, 2020 4:02 pm


EQ: 5/25/2020
ER: 5/27/2020

MG Contemporary Fantasy, 50K
from swatithegeek
Apr 29, 2020 11:34 pm


#Pitmad EQ: 03/07/20, 100 pages sent
ER: 04/29/20, slightly personalized

Adult rom-com, 73k
from brmyers
Apr 29, 2020 10:23 am


EQ 25 APRIL 2020
FR 29 APRIL 2020

YA GOTHIC MYSTERY 83K
from howlsmovingcastle
Mar 18, 2020 3:05 pm


Query via e-mail: 3/5
E-mail rejection (not a fit for her list at this time): 3/6
from aloopratha
Mar 17, 2020 11:47 am


EQ: 3/13/2020
ER: 3/17/2029
YA paranormal

Form letter
from Charlotte27
Mar 09, 2020 9:21 am


EQ 1/23/20 (submitted per her recent #MSWL tweet)
ER 1/24/20
Form letter
Cozy mystery 74k
from finleyturner
Mar 05, 2020 8:37 am


Email query: March 4, 2020
Form rejection: March 5, 2020

95k adult domestic suspense
from 123pvpv
Feb 20, 2020 3:45 pm


EQ: 2/11/20
ER: 2/20/20
71K Cozy Mystery

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!



Carrie

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