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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: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Believer
Jan 16, 2020 3:24 pm


EQ: 9/12/19
FR: 10/29/19
ER: 1/16/2020
from sarahadler
Jan 15, 2020 12:09 pm


EQ: 1/13/20
ER: 1/15/20 (form)

97k women's fiction
from Writer72kehr
Jan 14, 2020 10:19 am


EQ:1/13/2020
RS 91K per her #MSWL tweet today
ER: 1/14/2020 "Thanks so much for thinking of me with this project. Unfortunately, it doesn’t match what I’m looking for at this time..."
from joelleeauthor
Jan 08, 2020 2:12 pm


Query rejected after 2 days. At least she's quick and polite!
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 07, 2020 11:22 am


Mildlymary,
QueryManager won't stop you from querying multiple agents at the same agency. That would be bad, since some agencies have no problem with it. Or maybe you've done some major edits and it deserves another look. QM will inform the agent that you've queried another agent at the same agency (if the agent's have enabled that feature, not all do.) Then, it is up to the agents to decide how to proceed from there.
from mauricelabi
Jan 07, 2020 10:44 am


query rejected after 4 days - memoir
from Mildlymary
Jan 07, 2020 10:04 am


EQ: 01/02/20

I got auto kicked out because I accidentally submitted to more than one agent at Laura Dail and querymanager picks up on that and apparently either tells the agent or auto rejects the query. Which I think is great, but why can't they warn me that I am double submitting? It's easy to make that mistake when writers are trying to "query widely" which a majority of agents suggest in the form rejection letters. Any agency with Query Manager reading this, see if that feature can be put into the software. It would be sooooo helpful to writers. I never want to double submit, but it's a lot of bookkeeping to keep track of it all.
from MAnthony99
Dec 17, 2019 9:46 am


EQ: 12/09/2019. Memoir.
ER: 12/17/2019.
from jdbe27270618
Dec 07, 2019 8:04 am


EQ: 12/05/2019
ER (form): 12/05/2019

YA Fantasy
from ButtonEyez
Nov 21, 2019 9:16 am


YA gothic horror/dark fantasy 52k
EQ: Nov 18, 2019
ER: Nov 21, 2019
from Nadler369
Nov 05, 2019 10:34 am


EQ: 11/4/19
ER: 11/5/19
Fantasy, 125k
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 bcagle914
Oct 29, 2019 12:25 pm


Agent replied within 3 days...
from LUV4NA
Oct 17, 2019 10:57 am


EQ: 10/16/19
ER: 10/17/19

YA Contemporary Fantasy 96k
from cupcake
Oct 17, 2019 10:40 am


EQ 10/16/19
ER 10/17/19

Contemporary MG 54K
from ArtistUnknown
Oct 17, 2019 12:06 am


EQ 7/23/19 YA Thriller 96k
PR 7/26/19 50pp
Confirmation of Receipt 9/23/19
ER 10/16/19 - she was very nice and gave personalized feedback and suggestions, no RR, but might take the feedback and try again anyway

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