MY INTERACTIVE BOOKSHELF
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I am a literary agent and audio rights director at LDLA, who is known to dole out pretty great advice on occasion.
I have been passionate about books for as long as I can remember, but I first became interested in agenting after a friend encouraged me to apply for a summer internship at Writers House over our sophomore break. I commuted back and forth from my home in Connecticut three days a week and knew that this was what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing...minus the hour-and-a-half train ride.
Now I live in Queens, and when not immersed in a good book, love shopping at the city's green markets, exploring new neighborhoods, tackling DIY apartment decorating, and snuggling with my cats.
You can also check out my Publishers Marketplace Dealmaker page.
LDLA SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Send a concise email query letter to: queries [at] ldlainc [dot] com.
Please include your book's title and "Carrie Pestritto" in the subject line. (Example: Query - TITLE for Carrie Pestritto)
Your query letter should include:
• a short pitch
• a short plot summary
• and a short bio
Also note previous submission or publishing history, 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—I don't open unrequested attachments. A synopsis is welcome, but not required.
My (Average) Submission Timeline
Once I receive your query, if I am going to request pages, I usually do so by the 2 month mark. When I receive a partial, it goes to my TBR pile and I try to respond with feedback in about 3-6 months.