Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Get to know Laura Dail Literary Agency

Welcome to Inside the Publishing World Wednesday! Today I am looking at the Laura Dail Literary Agency.

350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2003
New York, NY 10001

Who are they?
"A small, full-service literary agency, representing fiction and nonfiction, commercial and literary, for both adults and children. We represent a wide range of diverse authors, including bestselling authors of children’s fiction, award-winning journalists, historians, chefs, and humorists."

What they want?
Laura Dail: Narrative non-fiction; practical non-fiction; history; current events; food; memoir; general fiction; mysteries and thrillers; historical fiction. Laura will consider YA and middle-grade fiction by referral only.

Follow her on Twitter at @LCDail.

Elana Roth Parker: Commercial and high-concept middle-grade and young adult fiction (all genres, but NO Christmas, talking animal books, or anything gory/nightmare-inducing); narrative non-fiction for children and teens; picture books from author/illustrators only. Read Elana's MSWL.

Follow her on Twitter at @elanaroth.

Carrie Pestritto: Narrative non-fiction; biography/memoir; commercial fiction with a literary twist; fresh chick-lit; romance; upmarket women's fiction; near-historical fiction (from about the Gilded Age on); mystery/thrillers for a female audience, as well as cozies. High-concept YA fantasy, especially diverse fantasy; diverse YA and upper MG; MG with a quirky voice; biographical, educational, or cultural picture books. Read Carrie's MSWL.

Find her on Twitter at @literarycarrie.

How to Query?

via email QUERIES [at] LDLAINC [dot] COM
Your query letter should include a short pitch, a short plot summary, and a short bio. Please also include publisher submission history and previous publishing credits, if applicable. If you are a debut author, do not worry.

After your query letter, paste the FIRST 5-10 PAGES

Read all the details on their Submissions page HERE.

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