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Formerly with Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

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Ms. Linda Epstein

Emerald City Literary Agency

New York, NY

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from Patrick (admin)
Jul 17, 2016 9:52 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks bonecabela and tokenchick)
from bonecabela
Jul 15, 2016 9:48 am

She is closed, but has a few exceptions. Here's the news from her blog, dated July 1st:
"Just want to let you all know that I’m closed to unsolicited submissions for a while. Although, as when I’ve closed to submissions in the past, you may still query me under certain circumstances: as a follow up to a writing conference within the past six months (as per the conference submission guidelines); in response to my #MSWL; if I’ve already requested your manuscript or a revise/resubmit; or by referral. Sorry, but all other, unsolicited queries will be deleted."
from tokenchick
Jul 15, 2016 9:27 am

Closed for submissions.
from sealskin2001
Jul 06, 2016 1:20 pm

EQ: for my ms. was sent back immediately saying she is closed for submissions.
from samiott
Jun 21, 2016 9:44 am

EQ: 5/10
ER 6/20
Form letter.
from laura_lashley
Jun 21, 2016 8:06 am

EQ: 6/20
Personalized rejection 6/21

MG Fantasy
So fast! Told me exactly what she liked and what she didn't, which I'm super grateful for. Too bad, though--she seems awesome!
from Sarahrahnie
Jun 13, 2016 2:19 pm

EQ 4/24
ER 6/13
from lrb2290
Jun 13, 2016 11:20 am

MG Thriller 26,000k

EQ: 4/26
ER: 6/13
from ZachJPayne
Jun 09, 2016 11:43 am

EQ: 4/21
ER: 6/9

Brief, but personalized. As disappointing as a rejection always is, I found her words encouraging!
YA Contemporary
from normalman
May 20, 2016 8:15 pm

EQ - 4/11
ER - 5/18
Brief personalized rejection.
MG Historical fiction
from gowiththeflow
May 17, 2016 3:07 pm

EQ: 3/29
ER: 5/17 (form)
YA Fantasy
from samiott
May 10, 2016 5:33 pm

EQ: 5/10
from Catsamoa79
May 04, 2016 10:41 am

Thank you gowiththeflow for your insight. Your comments are much appreciated.
from gowiththeflow
May 03, 2016 11:26 am

Catsamoa79, I would call it just "historical romance." Having a 22-yo protag is going to push it out of YA (you could consider lowering the age to 18 if you feel the book reads like a YA, but of course I don't know how central the character's age is to the story). I would not call it new adult because I've seen several agents say that NA was a brief trend that really only encompassed contemporary romance. Apparently other genres within NA never took off. Good luck!
from Catsamoa79
May 03, 2016 11:13 am

EQ: 3/18/16
ER: 5/3/16
Linda said that she only represented children's literature. I had classified my novel as a young adult historical romance. The protagonists are 18 and 22, but the story line contains no sex, so I did not think it fit the new adult category. I wrote back to her since her bio states that she represents young adult. She responded quickly stating that young adult novels do not feature characters between 18-22. I have found conflicting information on this. Once site stated that it is not the age of the main characters, but the voice with which the story is told. I am thinking about classifying the story as a historical romance only, and not listing it as either young adult or new adult. It would appeal to any reader, I think. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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