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Ms. Thao Le

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

1155 Camino Del Mar, PMB 515

Del Mar, CA 92014



Website: www.dijkstraagency.com/

Blog: agentthao.tumblr.com/

Twitter: AgentThao

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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


@JustinJoseph

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.
from BSWindon
May 13, 2021 6:16 am


(Indigenous author) EQ: 13/05/2021
YA Fantasy - 105,000 words
from sabarrie14
May 10, 2021 8:14 pm


This is the correct link for one of her clients, Dustin Tran (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Dustin+Thao&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2) He is publishing under Dustin Thao
from JustinJoseph
May 09, 2021 11:27 am


According to her post on the submission form she wrote on 4/26 she was on January queries and on fulls that were sent in December.
from yamifan
Apr 26, 2021 3:52 pm


Don't wait the 6-week response time, this agent has a 30% response rate meaning most end in CNR. Looking at the timeline, most queries from January to present remain without a response. I can check 2020 if you want but basically I'd query and just not hold out for a response.

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