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Ms. Thao Le

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

1155 Camino Del Mar, PMB 515

Del Mar, CA 92014



Twitter: AgentThao

AAR/AALA Member: No

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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from blackhand
Aug 03, 2022 5:35 pm

Form Query: 11.4.2021
Query Withdrawn: 4.11.2022
Resubmitted Form Query: 4.11.2022
Form Rejection: 8.3.22 (Some personalization.)

YA Historical, 97k
from Sapphire_Demoness
Jun 30, 2022 11:22 pm

Form query (BIPOC): 10th April 2022
90K Adult contemporary romance
from droideka
Jun 23, 2022 2:32 pm

FQ (BIPOC): 6/12/2022
Nudge with offer of rep: 6/19/2022
Kind step aside: 6/23/2022

93k Adult SF
from bloobop
Jun 09, 2022 9:33 am

The BIPOC link is pulling up as closed for me, anyone else?

EDIT: I had to find the link she tweeted, because the one in the general QM link wasn't working
from swatithegeek
May 25, 2022 8:32 pm

Form query: 01/07/22
Nudged with offer: 05/24/22
Kind rejection: 05/25/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from kitbuddy
May 17, 2022 11:29 am

Query withdrawn for a rework 5/17 Cont fantasy, supernatural thriller 82k
from digitia
Apr 10, 2022 4:01 pm

FQ: 4/10/2022 (BIPOC Query)
Adult Fantasy 85k
from xabiso21
Mar 31, 2022 9:24 am

FQ 21/02/2022 (I'm a POC)

YA Urban Fantasy Romance 78k
Withdrawn: 31/03/2022
from overallcheck
Feb 23, 2022 12:24 pm

FQ 1/6/2022 (I am a POC)
2/17/22 CNR I guess? doesn't really look like she's looked at any queries since September though...

YA contemporary 92k
from JoConklin
Feb 23, 2022 7:44 am

Per Twitter profile, on permanent hiatus. Will only accept queries from BIPOC authors going forward. (2/22/22)
from felicisdream
Jan 28, 2022 1:10 pm

@EMimimi No, it doesn't. She explained this choice in detail on Twitter. "In light of these recent diversity reports and taking a long hard look at my list and where I fit in the publishing industry, I've decided I will be indefinitely closed to general submissions except for projects by BIPOC creators. The reason why I am specifying BIPOC creators is not because I think other marginalized identities such as white LGBTQ+, or white neurodiversity, etc aren't important, but because at this point in time I feel that BIPOC have the most inequality in Publishing." "I want to be selective about who I'm making time for and who I'm uplifting. I've made mistakes. I've been part of a broken system. I need to be more conscious about my actions, in addition to providing mentorships and monetary contributions to key organizations."

"To the writers out there who had hoped to query me, but now can't because of this specification, I invite you to reach out to the many other agents out there. There are numerous resources and available options for you. Thank you for understanding." (
from wirdschonklappen
Jan 28, 2022 1:07 pm

BIPOC authors are being systematically disadvantaged at every level of publishing, which is why several agents are making them a priority. They're actively making the industry better by somewhat levelling the querying playing field. I, for one, commend them for it.
from EMimimi
Jan 28, 2022 12:59 pm

She's only open to queries from BIPOC authors...? Hmmm doesn't this discriminate against other authors...?
from ejdhanda
Jan 07, 2022 3:17 pm

FQ: 1/7/22

60k YA Fantasy
from queryquandry
Sep 13, 2021 6:37 pm

FQ: 9/3
FR: 9/13
YA urban fantasy/con w/ speculative elements 88k

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