Laura Dail

Literary Agency: 
The Laura Dail Literary Agency
Address:
350 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2003
New York, New York 10001
Phone: 
(212) 239-2861
E-mail: 
Twitter Handle: 
Accepts E-mail Queries: 
Yes
Interested in Representing:
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, and Nonfiction
Clients Include: 

Lisa Bloom, Sarah Mlynowski, and Frank DeCaro

Submission Guidelines: 

Please send a query letter via regular mail or e-mail to queries@ldlainc.com, "telling us about your book and convincing us that we want to read more." You may include a synopsis of no more than ten pages. E-mail queries are preferred. If querying by regular mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a reply.

Tips From the Agent: 

We are quite selective within a broad range of categories: Our nonfiction includes practical self-improvement, cooking, health, narrative nonfiction, history, and memoirs. In fiction, we're looking for historical fiction, upmarket women's fiction.

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