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Ms. Thao Le

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

1155 Camino Del Mar, PMB 515

Del Mar, CA 92014



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Website: www.dijkstraagency.com/

Blog: agentthao.tumblr.com/

Twitter: ThaoLe8

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from lesomers
Sep 20, 2017 6:03 pm


EQ: 9/20/17

97k fantasy
from ltlibrarian
Aug 27, 2017 10:26 am


YA Portal Fantasy

EQ: 01/20/17
CNR
from AliciaIsWriting
Aug 23, 2017 7:10 pm


EQ 8/9 - YA Dark Fantasy 76k
ER 8/23
from Hulagirl
Aug 18, 2017 8:34 pm


EQ 8/7/17
ER 8/18/17
This is her standard rejection letter:

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to consider your work.



While I am impressed by your creativity, I regret to say that I did not fall in love with the story in the way that I needed in order to take it on. 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 inviting me to read your work. I wish you the very best in getting your work placed.



Kind regards,



Thao Le
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 09, 2017 4:08 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated. This agent reviewed and approved this listing.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 07, 2017 7:27 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from fornwalt
Jul 31, 2017 12:52 pm


MG Fantasy (later became YA Fantasy, after a massive revision)

EQ: 2/8
CNR: 6/8
Nudge with offer: 7/26
Polite step-aside: 7/26

"Congrats on the interest. My YA fantasy list is quite full at the moment so I will have to pass. But this sounds like a really fun story and had it still be middle grade it would have been right up my alley."

Could be useful info to someone else, once she reopens queries!! I changed my book from a MG to a YA, and the YA secured me an offer of rep. But it sounds like Ms. Le is more interested in MG. :) Good luck, everyone!
from moblitas
Jun 14, 2017 10:57 am


EQ: 3/15
ER: 6/12, personalized

I think this is the third time I've queried her and the first time I've received an actual rejection, so, progress?
from PilotKelson1056
Jun 07, 2017 2:04 am


EQ: 2/8
CNR
from southpaw
May 11, 2017 5:58 pm


May 11 Tweet from Thao Le: "I've finished reviewing and requesting material from February! Thank you for all the patience. I hope to look at March soon..."
from KBurrrr
May 11, 2017 2:27 pm


EQ 2/17
ER 5/11 personalized

YA SF
from Boreas
Apr 21, 2017 8:13 am


EQ: 2/10/17
CNR: 4/21/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from engstromdd
Apr 04, 2017 10:19 pm


Apr 4 tweet: "Finally finished reviewing January (yes, you read that right) queries and submissions. Apologies for the monstrous delay."
from SaraCo
Mar 28, 2017 5:37 pm


She doesn't reply to every query, but often posts updates on twitter about where she is in the slush pile.
from rewbooks
Mar 28, 2017 4:55 pm


@cassbrush -- I am-- EQ: 1/16/2017 (Hoping I'm not lost in spam!)

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