Query & Submission Guidelines

I am currently closed to all unsolicited queries except for follow-ups from writing conferences. For all others, please check back later in the summer when I will re-open to queries.

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

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 letter a “synopsis” means a short, catchy paragraph that gives me the gist of your story (without spoilers, please). Your “bio” is 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 in the body of the email. If you are sending illustrations, please send them as an attachment or send me a link to where I can find samples. Otherwise, do not send attachments.

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