Linda Epstein, Agent

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Linda is the eyes and ears of Emerald City Literary Agency in the east. Even though she’s a life-long New Yorker, her breath is still taken away every time she sees the New York City skyline. Besides being an agent, she’s also hard at work writing manuscripts of her own.

Linda represents picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as nonfiction. She does not represent adult literature at all. Since joining the agency she has toyed with the idea of adding a G to the beginning of her name, but has come to the conclusion that she’s not exactly the good witch.

Linda is open to middle grade and young adult submissions until February 19, 2018, after which she will be closed to all submissions until the summer.

Query guidelines:  Send a short query letter to QueryLinda@EmeraldCityLiterary.com. Tell me a little bit about your manuscript and a little bit about you,  not more than one page long. Include the first 20 pages of the manuscript in the body of your email, following your query. Do not send any attachments (or I will delete your query unread). My response time is very slow, but you may nudge me after 6 weeks if you haven’t heard back. I respond to all properly submitted queries.

The archive of Linda’s blog, theblabbermouthblog.com, will give you a good sense of who she is, and you can follow her on Facebook, on Twitter @LindaEpstein, and at Manuscript Wish List.