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agent : eparker@ldlainc.com
Elana Roth Parker
Laura Dail Literary Agency, Inc.
121 W. 27th Street, Suite 1201, New York, NY 10001
http://www.ldlainc.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/elanaroth
illustration
The Selection by Kiera Cass

Elana Roth Parker has specialized in children's publishing from the beginning of her career, from her very first internship at Nickelodeon Magazine followed by 5 years as an editor at Parachute Publishing. She's been an agent since 2008, most recently at Red Tree Literary, which she founded in 2012. She joined the Laura Dail Literary Agency in 2016.

Elana is a graduate of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, with degrees in English literature and Bible. It's the second degree which makes for more interesting conversation at cocktail parties.


years experience: 14
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Juvenile fiction, Children's books, Picture books, Middle-grade, Young adult
LEADING CLIENTS
Kiera Cass, #1 New York Times besteller
Andy Marino
Vern Kousky
Alexa Donne
Lily Meade
Anna Bright
Shannon Price
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
THE SELECTION series by Kiera Cass
BRIGHTLY BURNING by Alexa Donne
UNISON SPARK by Andy Marino
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
AUTONOMOUS by Andy Marino (Disney-Hyperion/Freeform, Spring 2018)
BRIGHTLY BURNING by Alexa Donne (HMH Teen, May 2018)
HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT (PRH, Schwartz & Wade, Fall 2018)
SEVENTH GRADE VS THE GALAXY by Joshua Levy (Lerner/Carolrhoda, February 2019)
THE BEHOLDER by Anna Bright (HarperTeen, Spring 2019)
LAWRENCE by Vern Kousky (PRH, Schwartz & Wade, Fall 2019)
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
-- Send a concise email query letter to: queries [at] ldlainc [dot] com

-- Along with your book's title, please include the name of the agent you are querying in the subject field. This helps guarantee that your submission ends up in the right person's queue. (Example subject line: QUERY: TITLE for ELANA)

-- 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 of your novel into the body of the email. Your writing sample MUST be pasted into the email, as we do not open unrequested attachments of any kind. You may also include a synopsis, but it's not required.
If you are an author/illustrator, we highly recommend creating an online portfolio, which you can link to in your query instead of attaching sample artwork to an email.

--Please do not query on a second, or third, project until we've replied to your first query.