Query & Submission Guidelines

I will be open to MG/YA submissions from

January 1 – February 19, 2018

and then closed until the summer. 

I accept email queries only, at QueryLinda (at) EmeraldCityLiterary (dot) com. Put “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. Do not send any attachments.

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