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Ms. Elana Roth Parker

Laura Dail Literary Agency, Inc.

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Elana Roth Parker

Laura Dail Literary Agency, Inc.

121 West 27th Street, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10001
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Middle Grade, Science Fiction
  • Romance, Contemporary
Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction
  • Young Adult, Thriller/Suspense


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Anna Bright
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/20/2023 08:09 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
03/02/2023 01:19 PM
FQ: 2/14
ER: 3/2

98k YA Space Opera
02/25/2023 12:09 PM
FQ: 25 Feb 2023
Commercial women's fiction: 99k
02/14/2023 06:55 PM
FQ: 2/14

98k YA Space Opera
02/13/2023 05:57 PM
FQ: 1/11/23
Full: 1/13/23
Personalized rejection: 2/13/23

Elana gave thoughtful and helpful feedback and was complimentary about the manuscript despite the pass.

99k lgbtq+ adult romcom
02/07/2023 04:38 PM
FQ: 1/30/23
Form Rejection: 02/08/23

128k urban fantasy
02/06/2023 04:39 PM
Query - 1/24/23
Form rejection - 2/6/23
MG Mystery 46k
02/06/2023 10:48 AM
FQ: 11/09/22
Form Rejection: 12/12/22

YA Contemporary 61k
01/26/2023 03:59 PM
FQ: 1/11/2023
Full: 1/13/2023
Personalized Pass: 1/26/2023

110k YA fantasy

01/23/2023 04:58 PM
FQ 1/17/23
FR: 1/23/23
98K YA Sci-fi
01/22/2023 08:38 AM
FQ: Jan 22, 2023
YA Fantasy 98k
01/18/2023 12:58 AM
FQ: 12th January 2023
FR: 18th January 2023
82K Adult Rom-com
01/16/2023 08:41 AM
Prompt rejection w/form letter:

Dear ___,
Thank you so much for querying me on XXX. Unfortunately I don't feel I'm the appropriate agent to represent your work as the project just isn't right for me.

Please know that this note doesn't speak to the quality of your work, and I am only one agent among many. I wish you the best in finding the right representation and hope the next agent connects with the material.

Thanks again for thinking of me.

All best,
01/13/2023 01:01 PM
FQ: 1-13-23
01/12/2023 06:54 PM
EQ: 1/11/23
Kind rejection: 1/12/23
Although my book wasn't a right fit for her list, I appreciate her fast response and wish all agents did this!
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/11/2023 04:13 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
12/13/2022 12:02 PM
Query: 11/07/2022
Form Rejection: 12/12/2022

YA Contemporary 90K
12/12/2022 08:11 AM
Online Form Query — 11/13/22
Form rejection — 12/12/22

109K YA high/epic fantasy
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/14/2022 06:17 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
10/28/2022 11:56 AM
Form Query: 10/2/22
Form Rejection: 10/28

YA South Asian Fantasy 85k

(Note: I sent a message asking to change something about my query/manuscript and she didn't reply, just form rejected)
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Last Update:
03/20/2023 - Closed to queries.
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