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Ms. Dara Kaye

Ross Yoon Literary Agency

1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 500

Washington, DC 20009



Website: www.rossyoon.com/

Blog: www.darakaye.com/

Twitter: darakaye

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from cwbuecheler
May 20, 2022 3:43 pm


EQ 3/28/22 - followed the instructions on her personal site


Dark Fantasy 96K
from RayIngles
Apr 18, 2022 7:17 am


EQ 2/10/22
ER (form) 4/18/22

SF 105K
from Melchizedek
Apr 01, 2022 8:52 pm


4/1/22 Dark Fantasy 94k
from jjadamson
Mar 03, 2022 1:06 pm


I don't get it; I don't see any evidence that she handles fiction. There isn't any fiction on the agency's website.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 01, 2022 3:18 pm


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager.
from gwprouse
Feb 21, 2022 8:51 pm


2/21/22
109k Fantasy
from JimNaremore
Feb 18, 2022 7:32 pm


Its like reading tea leaves... or middle school romance.

Got a rejection from an assistant today 92/18/22) on a submission I sent 94 days ago. According to her timeline, Dara is primarily an agent that does not respond when she passes (I'm not mad about that at all). In the last six months she's given three rejections, one being mine. The others were fairly quick. Everything else is CNR... I had CNR'd this submission over a month ago.

I wonder if that means anything? Just a random rejection? Was my submission somehow special (the rejection was actually pretty kind as they go)? Was mine the first in a wave of 100+ day rejections because they are catching up? The mind wonders...

It was a nice (short) note, though.
from DeeCee2022
Feb 14, 2022 1:38 am


EQ: 14 February 2022
SF 85k
from sbriggs
Dec 08, 2021 6:05 am


As an agent, I'm looking for great storytelling in narrative nonfiction and speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy).

I am particularly interested in hidden histories, underrepresented voices, and unexpected intersections of topics, styles, and audiences.

For nonfiction, please refer to agency guidelines here.

For SFF, please submit a query letter including your title, genre, word count, and pitch, and attach the first 3 chapters of your project in an email to me at dara at rossyoon dot com.*
from bubblyian
Aug 23, 2021 5:15 am


Email query sent July 16
Closed as no response after 38 days
Scifi 65k
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Aug 03, 2021 9:53 am


Sent to Sarah French at Ross Yoon: Attached Proposal. CNR @ 29 days.
from Brinestone
Jul 15, 2021 8:33 pm


Liked my #PitMad pitch eight days after PitMad. I followed directions on her website to query her on 3/13/21.

Update: No response by 7/15/21.
from jdruffin
Apr 05, 2021 2:53 pm


EQ: 4/5/21

Fantasy 78k
from MissPlum
Feb 17, 2021 8:50 am


Speedy rejection. She doesn't handle graphic novels.
from mmacintosh
Jan 12, 2021 4:06 pm


EQ: 12 Jan 2021
ER: 20 minutes later

Was super speedy. Liked my pitch, but not the sample pages.

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