Leslie Zampetti

Open Book Literary

Leslie Zampetti launched Open Book Literary after experiences with Odom Media Management, Dunham Literary, and The Bent Agency. A former librarian in special, public, and school libraries, Leslie’s focus is on the right book at the right time for the reader. Having negotiated with organizations from Lexis-Nexis to elementary school PTAs, she obtains terms that favor her clients while building satisfying relationships with publishers. And after cataloging rocket launch videos for NASA & model rocket ships for elementary school, she welcomes working with the unexpected challenges that pop up in publishing. Leslie serves as Secretary, Board Member, and on the Communications and Programming Committees of the Association of American Literary Agents and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. A writer herself, she is familiar with querying from both sides of the desk. A frequent presenter at conferences, workshops, and retreats, you can follow Leslie on social media @literarylesliez .

Submissions Closed

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
NF: Narrative
NF: True Crime
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Children’s: Picture Book
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Children’s: General
Children's: Fantasy



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How to successfully present your work

Please submit queries through https://QueryManager.com/Lzampetti/. This Query Manager form requests a query letter, first five pages sample (or complete picture book text), and contact information. For MSWL and other information, please visit http://www.openbooklit.com.