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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
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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, She joined the Laura Dail Literary Agency in 2016, after running her own agency, Red Tree Literary.

She focuses on commercial middle-grade and YA fiction, with some picture books by author/illustrators for good measure. Her clients include NYT bestsellers Kiera Cass and Gina Chen.

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: 20
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Juvenile fiction, Children's books, Middle-grade, Young adult
LEADING CLIENTS
Kiera Cass, #1 New York Times bestseller
Gina Chen, New York Times bestseller
Deeba Zargarpur
Vern Kousky
Alexa Donne
Anna Bright
Lily Meade
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
THE SELECTION series by Kiera Cass
VIOLET MADE OF THORNS by Gina Chen
THE IVIES by Alexa Donne
HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT by Vern Kousky
THE GAYBCS by M.L. Webb
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please submit to Elana using her form on Query Manager: https://QueryManager.com/queryelana

Please include a short pitch, short plot summary, and bio in your query letter.