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Elana Roth Parker

Laura Dail Literary Agency

Elana 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, joining LDLA in 2016 after running her own agency, Red Tree Literary. Elana is a graduate of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, with degrees in English literature and Bible. It all adds up to her loving books that expertly combine the timely and the timeless.

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Children’s: General
Children's: Fantasy



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How to successfully present your work

LDLA accepts queries via QueryManager only. We do our best to answer every query letter within 4 weeks, though circumstances may vary. If you receive a manuscript request, response time is closer to 12 weeks. Please wait to follow up until after the full length of time has passed. However, if you receive an offer of representation from another agent, please let us know immediately so we can respond within the timeframe you require. Please only submit to one agent at a time* with one project at a time, making sure that your manuscript or proposal is complete and ready to be sent if requested. You may submit to another agent if one passes. Use the appropriate link below. Please query using Query Manager: