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Full Agent Profile: Elana Roth Parker



NAME

Elana Roth Parker

AGENCY
Laura Dail Literary Agency, Inc.
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
queries@ldlainc.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://ldlainc.com



FICTION GENRES
Young Adult | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Adventure | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

Juvenile

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Elana Roth is focusing her list on children's and young adult books, and is primarily looking for high concept middle grade and YA fiction. She will consider picture books from author/illustrators only.
    • She is looking for high-concept hooks that don't scrimp on strong characters.
    • Self-aware narrators, biting wit, or a dark or quirky sense of humor are always winners.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She is NOT looking for adult fiction or non-fiction of any kind.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Visit ldlainc.com/submissions for complete guidelines.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • She started her career at Nickelodeon Magazine, researching wacky and even gross stories, which made her love children's publishing. Prior to becoming an agent, she was an editor at Parachute Publishing for 5 years, where she was fortunate to work on R.L. Stine's Rotten School and many other series for kids of all ages.
    EDUCATION
    • She is a graduate of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary.


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Young Adult
    Kiera Cass's trilogy beginning with THE SELECTION, a dystopian romance pitched as "The Hunger Games" meets "The Bachelor," following 17-year-old America Singer, one of the eligible young women selected to compete to become the next queen, who finds herself falling in love despite only wanting to break her family out of the lower castes and leaving her boyfriend at home, to Erica Sussman at Harper Children's, in a three-book deal, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Elana Roth (World English).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Andy Marino's AUTONOMOUS, in which a group of friends win a cross-country road trip in a driverless car that learns everything about them from their social media accounts to take them everywhere they want to go...and some places they don't, to Kieran Viola at Disney-Hyperion, by Elana Roth Parker at Red Tree Literary (World).

    Fiction | Children's
    Author/illustrator Vern Kousky's THE BLUE SONGBIRD, in which a young bird without a special song of her own flies off to seek advice from birds all around the world in order to find her own voice, to Marlo Scrimizzi at Running Press Kids, by Elana Roth Parker at Red Tree Literary. (World)

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Selection
    Author:   Kiera Cass
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   HarperCollins



    Unison Spark
    Author:   Andy Marino
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Henry Holt






    LINKS
    http://joelleanthony.com/uncategorized/qa-with-elana-roth/
    Q&A with Elana Roth on Joelle Anthony's blog
    Interview with Elana Roth on Alica's CWIM blog
    http://cwim.blogspot.com/2009/01/agent-interview-elana-roth.html#links
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
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