JLA will re-open to unsolicited queries on 05/01/20.

(Any submission received prior to 05/01 will be deleted unread. If you submitted materials prior to my father’s passing in Nov. 2019, please re-query or re-send as of 05/01.)


  • 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.
  • 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,