JLA is closed to queries as of 08/01/20.

JLA has read through all queries submitted through 08/01/20.


  • Please send all queries by email to Standard queries are tripartite: the novel’s hook, the novel’s substance, and the author’s bio. JLA does not accept queries via phone or snail mail.
  • Please paste into your email the query, and below it, the first ten double-spaced pages of your manuscript. JLA does not open attachments. With non-fiction projects, be sure to indicate whether or not your proposal is completed (it should be!; memoirs don’t need proposals, and require a completed manuscript), and enclose after the first ten pages the full outline for the project from within the proposal as well as the comparative titles analysis.
  • Please include the word QUERY, your genre, and your title (i.e., QUERY – GENRE – TITLE) in the subject line. Don’t forget to include your novel’s word count in the query letter itself, and where possible, a comparative analysis to published titles or those titles’ authors.
  • Expect an auto-confirmation confirming query receipt and, where due, a positive request for additional materials within 12 weeks of submission.

Dear Writers,

I was the little girl who read books late at night, under covers, with a flashlight―discovering and re-discovering my addiction: to new worlds, characters, and words; to stories, ever-living and ever-great.

I agent from this love of discovery, and look forward to hearing from you, so very muchly―may you send me my new beloved story.

Best wishes,