Leslie Zampetti

Dunham Literary, Inc.

Leslie joined Dunham Literary in June 2016. Previously, she was an intern for The Bent Agency. A former librarian with over 20 years’ experience in special, public, and school libraries, Leslie’s focus was on the reader, giving them the right book at the right time - which works for matching client work to editors too. Having negotiated with organizations from Lexis-Nexis to the elementary school PTA, she is able to come to terms that favor her clients while building satisfying relationships with publishers. And after cataloging rocket launch videos for NASA and model rocket ships for an elementary school, Leslie welcomes working with the unexpected challenges that pop up in publishing. A writer herself, Leslie is very familiar with querying from both sides of the desk. Leslie graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in English and has a Master’s of Library and Information Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

487 Hardscrabble Road,

North Salem, NY, 10560


Submissions Open

Subject Focus

NF: Narrative
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

Dunham Literary accepts query letters by email only! We do not accept queries sent by mail or fax, and we do not take pitches over the phone. After receiving a query letter, we request any and all projects that might be right for us. Please choose one agent to query; we do share projects when we feel they would be a better fit for another agent here. To submit a query letter by email, the correct address is: query(at)dunhamlit(dot)com (Note: this format has been altered in an attempt to reduce spam. Please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with a period when sending.) Please paste the query letter and the first five pages in the body of the email. We do not open attachments. Please do not send full manuscripts unless they are requested by us after receiving your query letter. We try to respond within four weeks from the time we receive query letters, but sometimes we are faster or slower.