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Ms. Thao Le

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

1155 Camino Del Mar, PMB 515

Del Mar, CA 92014



Twitter: ThaoLe8

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from aspen109
May 03, 2019 12:30 am

Query: 4th April 2019
Email form rejection: 5th April 2019

from swatithegeek
Apr 30, 2019 11:06 pm

DVpit EQ: 04/23/19, requested to send full MS right away
Sent: 04/30/19, confirmation received same day

YA Romance, 82k
from ChrystalS
Apr 18, 2019 1:58 pm

Jojora, their submission guidelines and tips say:

"Please read each of their bios (on our Meet the Agents page) before submitting to decide who is the most appropriate agent for you. Do not send your query to multiple agents at SDLA."


"Make your submission to only one agent at our agency."

So, I would think just submit to one agent only in total and not just one at a time.
from jojora
Apr 18, 2019 10:02 am

Is Sandra Dijkstra Agency a no-means-no agency? I know they state to only submit to one agent on their guidelines page, but is that an "at a time" basis, whereby we can query a different agent if we received a rejection from another, or are they no-means-no?
from eflora
Apr 09, 2019 12:00 pm

Form Query: 04/01
FR: 04/08

This was an unexpected, lovely surprise. Especially since I just got a form rejection earlier that day.
from ChrystalS
Apr 08, 2019 4:30 pm

4-2-19 Online Form Query
4-8-19 Full Request sent through online form

YA Fantasy Retelling 86k
from allycat176
Apr 07, 2019 3:00 pm

EQ: 3/30/18
FR: 4/4/18
Full sent and message of receipt: 4/4/18

YA SF retelling 89k
from kdprudolph
Apr 07, 2019 12:30 pm

EQ: 3-20-2019
ER: 4-4-2019 / form letter
50k upper MG contemporary
from MandyMBallard
Apr 04, 2019 2:46 pm

FQ: 4/2/19 - 107k YA fantasy
ER: 4/4/19 - same polite form others have posted

from mfdeluna
Apr 04, 2019 6:29 am

EQ (online form): 3/28/19
ER: 4/4/2019

"Thank you so much for querying [TITLE]. There's a lot to like here and I really enjoyed your premise. However, I didn't feel drawn to the writing in the way that I needed to be in order to be the champion for this book. This is an extremely subjective opinion and therefore, I'm stepping aside so that you can find the perfect agent who can passionately advocate you and your work. I wish you the very best in getting you work placed."

75k YA sci-fi romance
from bmariewinter
Apr 03, 2019 5:09 pm

EQ (online form): 3/27/19
ER (kind form): 4/3/19

98k YA Fantasy
from mck279
Apr 03, 2019 3:46 pm

FQ: 3/29/19
ER: 4/3/19 Kind form
67,000 word YA Contemporary
from ernstpicturebooks
Apr 01, 2019 4:55 pm

FQ: 3.20.19
ER: same form rejection as others posted
737 word PB a/i
from emmatens
Mar 29, 2019 5:58 pm

EQ: 03/25
ER: 03/29

77k YA Historical Fantasy
from MR_Work
Mar 29, 2019 3:09 pm

EQ 3/25/2019
ER 3/29/2019
Kind form -- "I'm sorry to say that while there was a lot of creativity here, I didn't connect with the writing in the way that I needed to in order to be the right agent to champion this work. As you know, these decisions are largely subjective and another agent or editor may have an opinion completely different from mine. Thank you again for thinking of me and best of luck with your future queries."

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