Query & Submission Guidelines

I am closed to unsolicited queries

except for follow-ups from writing conferences. 

I accept email queries only, at queryLindaEpstein (at) gmail (dot) com. Put the name of the conference, “Query,” and the title of your manuscript in the subject line of your email.

Your email should be a short query letter that tells me a little bit about your manuscript and a little bit about you. It should not run more than one page long. For the purpose of the query “a little bit about your manuscript” means a short, catchy paragraph that gives me the gist of your story (without spoilers, please). Your bio should only be a short paragraph that includes information relevant to being a writer.

Include the first 20 pages of your manuscript in the body of the email, following your query. If you are sending a picture book, please include the full text of the manuscript in the body of the email. If you are sending illustrations, please send them as an attachment or as a link to where I can find samples. Otherwise, do not send any attachments.

To email me about something other than a query, I can be reached at linda (dot) p (dot) epstein at gmail (dot) com. Do NOT follow up on queries at this email address.