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Formerly with Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

Ms. Linda Epstein

Emerald City Literary Agency

New York, NY

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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 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?
from hgirlla
Apr 26, 2016 12:51 pm

3/15/16 EQ
4/15/16 full reqest and a few hours later the same day a R&R.
from Sarahrahnie
Apr 24, 2016 8:27 pm

EQ 4/24
from orangrila
Mar 31, 2016 1:06 pm

EQ: Feb. 22
ER: Mar. 31 - form, same as janflora's. Nice that she inserts author name and ms title; any personalization is always appreciated.

MG Fantasy
from orangrila
Mar 30, 2016 12:25 pm

Linda just did 10 queries on twitter--don't know on what dates she received them. Has anyone received a response recently?

Thanks, janflora. Sorry it was a rejection.. Better luck with the next agent! :)
from janflora
Mar 30, 2016 8:22 am

3/29 -Reject (YA)
I sent the query in January when she was at JDLA. I think she is catching up on Qs after her move now. Was a brief, probably form: "Thanks for your query. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. NICE GUY doesn't feel like a good fit for me though.
Best of luck,"
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 17, 2016 3:58 pm

Profile Update: Changed Agencies. Formerly with Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

PLEASE NOTE: If you queried Linda while she was at the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency there is no need to resubmit. She will respond to all emails sent to her gmail email. Please do not resend as this will result in a duplicate.

from orangrila
Mar 17, 2016 3:27 pm

And she tweeted today that If you're waiting to hear back from her old email address at Jennifer de Chiara she will reply soon and please don't requery! (She says her new inbox is exploding!)
from ahdale
Mar 17, 2016 11:54 am

Announced her move to Emerald City Literary Agency today.

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