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Ms. Thao Le

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

1155 Camino Del Mar, PMB 515

Del Mar, CA 92014



Twitter: AgentThao

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from ejdhanda
Jan 07, 2022 3:17 pm

FQ: 1/7/22

60k YA Fantasy
from swatithegeek
Jan 07, 2022 7:29 am

Form query: 01/07/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from overallcheck
Jan 06, 2022 9:08 pm

FQ 1/6/2022

YA contemporary 92k
from blackhand
Nov 23, 2021 11:38 pm

Email Query: 11.4.2021

99k YA Historical
from queryquandry
Sep 13, 2021 6:37 pm

FQ: 9/3
FR: 9/13
YA urban fantasy/con w/ speculative elements 88k
from cakeforall
Sep 13, 2021 4:18 pm

FQ: 8/13
Form rejection: 9/13
YA Con
from bkwriter
Aug 26, 2021 4:22 pm

@roxananourishad I don't think yours is a form rejection, the form appears to be what she sent ratkinope as I just received the exact same one.
from dina93
Aug 08, 2021 4:34 pm

Has anyone heard back from fulls submitted to thao dec 2020 or after? I only sent out a few queries and have been waiting to hear back from Thao in hopes she provides comments..
from raktinope
Jul 21, 2021 7:44 pm

@roxananourishad That reads like a form

Edit: I got a rejection too, but it addresses different points than @roxananourishad 's rejection, so Thao really did like your premise! She might have stock responses for common rejection reasons.

BIPOC Form query June 12th, 2021
Form Rejection July 21st, 2021
Adult Fantasy 160K

"Dear raktinope,
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to consider TITLE. There was a lot of creativity here, but I'm afraid it's not right for my list at this time. As you know, these decisions are largely subjective and another agent or editor may have an opinion completely different from mine. I hope you will continue to strive towards publication and thank you again for thinking of me. I am wishing you the best of luck in finding that perfect home for your work."
from tialsb
Jul 20, 2021 1:02 pm

EQ: 4/20/21
ER: 7/20/21

Form rejection
from sabinabailey13
Jul 20, 2021 12:38 pm

Queried 3/22
Form rejection 7/20

Contemporary YA
from JustinJoseph
Jul 16, 2021 8:14 am

Has anyone heard from a March query? Has anyone received a response from a March 18 query/around that time period. (I’m curious about her query status). Hopefully, she sends positive news later in the month.
from tialsb
Jul 03, 2021 2:47 pm


If you look at the timeline it seems as though she has rejected a few from March but the majority are still unanswered.
from Anansi
Jun 04, 2021 8:09 pm

BIPOC FQ: 2/18/21
ER: 6/4/21 (Kind and encouraging rejection letter)

Adult Contemporary Fantasy, 123k
from lwy0099
May 28, 2021 1:27 am

She said on Twitter she's been slow with queries because she's expecting. She'll be going into maternity leave end of September up till 2022 and will leave BIPOC queries open but probably won't be able to review them during that time.

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