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Ms. Dara Hyde

Hill Nadell Literary Agency

6442 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200A

Los Angeles, CA 90038



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Website: www.hillnadell.com

Twitter: dzhyde

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from paddler
Jan 08, 2020 10:35 am


EQ 97k sci-fi

1/8/20
from keisenbraun
Jan 06, 2020 10:26 am


EQ: 9/28/19, multicultural fic, 90k
CNR: 1/6/2020
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 01, 2020 2:20 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Kristenm
Dec 06, 2019 3:05 pm


helenmorrone - same thing happened to me. No response to full. Just when I was about to nudge because it had been several months, she wrote something snarky on Twitter about authors nudging, so I didn't nudge, and then I read further back in this thread that she only responds if there is an offer of rep, which I didn't have, so I closed it out as CNR. A simple form rejection email to a full request does not seem like too much to ask, and yet. Good luck on your new submission.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 01, 2019 9:41 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from MAnthony99
Oct 30, 2019 8:07 am


EQ: 9/16/2019. Graphic Memoir.
CNR: 10/20/2019
from Nadler369
Oct 15, 2019 2:43 pm


From website:

*Please note, Senior Agent Dara Hyde will be closed for queries from November 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Any submissions received for her during that time will not be read. She will open again for new submissions on January 1, 2020.*
from helenmorrone
Oct 05, 2019 1:08 pm


As of 10/5/19 Never heard back from them on my full manuscript request from 9/2016! Sent a nudge in 1/2017 and another nudge in April '17 and both times was told Dara was currently reading. Against my better judgement, just pitched her another novel. I replied to old email, hoping it might mean something to them, but I don't have high hopes. She does have a decent list of writers on Publisher's Marketplace, so maybe the original blow off was a one-time occurrence. We'll see. We are expected to jump through hoops for these people, but they can't even reply to a full manuscript request?
from helenmorrone
Oct 05, 2019 1:06 pm


EQ: 6/22/16
PR: 7/19/16
FR: 9/20/16

Lit. Fiction 70K

Waiting for reply

1/30/17 Still waiting for reply. Sent nudge after 10 weeks and got response two weeks later that they'd begun reading my full. Fingers crossed.

from Roseppdle72
Aug 25, 2019 9:07 pm


EQ: 08/25/19

YA Fantasy 92k
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 14, 2019 11:02 am


Profile Update: New postal address.
from Utopiandreams
Jul 13, 2019 8:35 pm


EQ: 6/1/2019
Nudge w/offer: 7/1/19
CNR: 7/13/19
YA soft SF, 81k
from MandyMBallard
Jun 26, 2019 9:23 am


EQ: 5/1/19 (107k YA fantasy)
CNR: 6/26/19
from KristenH
Jun 23, 2019 2:27 pm


EQ 4/29/19 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 6/18/19 (Passed via nudge--not good fit)
from PSbookish
Apr 29, 2019 3:49 am


Sent a query as of 4/9/2019. Will update this when I get a response.

Genre: Dark Fantasy
Word Count: 66,000

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