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LDLA SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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 CARRIE PESTRITTO)
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—we do not open
You may also include a synopsis,
but it's 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.