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Formerly with Prospect Agency

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

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jayberghuis
Jun 11, 2018 8:05 pm


EQ: 6/8
Form rejection: 6/11

YA Contemporary 67K

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 JLS8283
Jun 08, 2018 11:58 am


EQ: 4/30/18
PR: 5/11/18
ER: 6/8/18

Rejections always suck, but Carrie's was at least thoughtful, kind, and detailed. I appreciate her outlining what worked for her and what didn't.
from Laina1312
Jun 05, 2018 11:38 am


EQ: 5/31
ER: 5/31

Form rejection... and she spelled my name wrong...
from saintlouis
May 30, 2018 8:38 pm


EQ: 5/29
ER: 5/30
doesn't match what she's looking for (children's historical fiction);encouraged to submit to others. kind but encouraging rejection.
from PilotKelson1056
May 24, 2018 3:15 pm


EQ: 5/21
ER: 5/23

70k
Contemporary Romance
from KristenH
May 22, 2018 5:01 pm


EQ 5/18/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 5/21/18 (Passed--not a match on what they're looking for)
from saintsavant
May 18, 2018 9:14 pm


Kindest most encouraging rejection ever! It wasn't a rejection as much as an encouragement to keep going and find the right fit. This MS is going to find a home in time.
from Patchi
May 15, 2018 8:09 am


Q 2/27/18 YA fantasy
P 3/5/18 100 pages (no confirmation email)
F 4/12/18 (no confirmation email)
R 5/15/18 voice didn't resonate with her
from SmithsNewMapofLondon
May 14, 2018 7:41 pm


Carrie made a post today about how she's looking specifically for ROMANCE subs! http://literarycarrie.blogspot.com/2018/05/i-ardently-want-your-romance-submissions.html
from Catsamoa79
May 10, 2018 9:58 am


EQ: 5/9/18
ER: 5/10/18
Not what she is looking for at this time; form letter, same as below
from KellyFriedman2013
May 10, 2018 9:43 am


EQ - 4/23/18
Gentle Nudge - 5/10/18
ER - 5/10/18

It felt personal and helpful. Not what shes looking for but encouraged me to keep submitting and that she hopes other agents feel differently.

Paranormal Romance - 53,000 words
from sgduong
Apr 24, 2018 2:06 pm


EQ: 4/06/18
PR: 4/10/18

Really excited about this one! My MS fits her #MSWL perfectly and she responded with a lot of enthusiasm. YA Vietnamese-inspired fantasy 103k.
from suzyengland
Apr 21, 2018 5:37 pm


EQ 04.21.18

70K Romance
from KristenH
Apr 21, 2018 6:19 am


EQ 4/13/18 (requery Chain Reaction)
ER 4/20/18 (Passed--not what she's looking for)
from Mananda9
Apr 13, 2018 8:43 pm


EQ: 4/13/18

YA Fantasy

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