MY INTERACTIVE BOOKSHELF
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I am a literary agent and audio rights director at LDLA, who is known for doling out pretty great advice, being an organizational queen, and possessing a wacky sense of humor. 😂
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 Sunnyside, Queens, and when not immersed in a good book, love shopping at the city's green markets, exploring new neighborhoods, designing gloriously color-coded spreadsheets, 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.