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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/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from nicholelouise
Oct 02, 2022 3:37 pm

Form query - 10/2/22, Historical Fiction 138,000
from ElleDesamours
Sep 29, 2022 7:19 am

Query sent 9/29/22
YA speculative mystery 75k
from JustinJoseph
Sep 29, 2022 6:56 am

I wish there was a better process for querying.
from KennyValentine
Sep 29, 2022 4:14 am

@JustinJoseph patience is a very important part of the querying process. Your query isn't even a month old. If you're this impatient/unwilling to wait for responses, you're not ready for the querying process, nor the publishing process. These things take so long. Once you get an agent, that's not even the end of the wait, only the beginning. Most books take a couple of years to be published after signing with an agent. You keep spamming so many profiles with the same comments, over and over. Someone else even told you this before, but you ignored it and are continuing to spam profiles. I understand it's hard to wait, especially when agents take over a month to respond, but that's just what querying is. Agents have a lot of work to do, aside from responding to queries. They have to take care of their existing clients. Not to mention, most agents get over 1000 queries a month. Imagine having that much material to read through. Instead of spamming profiles asking if someone got a response, put your energy into something more productive, like working on your next book, or refining your query letter and your manuscript. You're going to drive yourself insane, otherwise.
from ltran_
Sep 27, 2022 12:32 pm

FQ: 9/12
Rejection w/ referral to colleague: 9/27

78K YA Fantasy
from Mevrouw_Bee
Sep 24, 2022 1:49 pm

09/24/2022 FQ
Women's Historical Fiction 99k
from Roll_4_Initiative
Sep 24, 2022 12:37 pm

Queried 9/22/22

71K Adult suspense novel with plus sized protagonist and amateur sleuthing in a haunted mansion.
from cdicocco
Sep 23, 2022 2:45 pm

@JustinJoseph She only just re-opened to queries on September 12th. The agency's website says the general response time for queries is roughly 4 weeks, meaning unless you queried her back in the spring and didn't receive a reply, it's too early to nudge.
from rebeccatrusty
Sep 19, 2022 3:41 pm

Form query: 9/19/22

72k adult thriller
from jenniferkathleen
Sep 18, 2022 6:45 pm

FQ: 9/18/22 Narrative Non-Fiction/True Crime
from Tara725
Sep 16, 2022 9:36 am

Form query: 9/16/22

Adult contemporary romance, 81k
from Catlin22
Sep 15, 2022 1:15 pm

9/13 - Submitted
9/15 - Form rejection received. Reads, in part: "Thanks so much for thinking of me with this project. Unfortunately, it doesn’t match what I’m looking for at this time."
from Catlin22
Sep 13, 2022 9:44 am

JustinJoseph - I queried her via QT Form and received an auto reply.
from Catlin22
Sep 12, 2022 1:25 pm

9/12 - Submitted via QT form
86K Mystery
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 12, 2022 11:46 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

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