Elana Roth Parker


Children’s and YA literary agent, bourbon lover, weekly challah baker, heretic, Trekkie, Ravenclaw, mom. Still not Elena.

Detroit, MI

Laura Dail Literary Agency

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 12 Sep 2017

Also, I see almost no Latinx submissions. Can apply to literally any category I mention today. So let's get on that. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 12 Sep 2017

A mini #MSWL princess thread: I really do love princess stories, but be INVENTIVE. But go forward, not backward. Maybe some SF princesses?

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 12 Sep 2017

I hesitate to say this, but I’d be up for ambitious and imaginative retellings of some cool, deep-dive Bible source material. (1/2) #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 12 Sep 2017

Contemporary YA romances that feel MODERN. Hungry for any cute, swoony romances with great chemistry. Straight and LGBTQ. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 12 Sep 2017

I always always love contemporaries (YA/MG) with splashes of extra (sci-fi, fantasy, etc). Just good, commercial hooks. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 12 Sep 2017

My overarching #MSWL: Timeless + timely. Writers who deeply understand literary tradition and and know where to adapt it for modern readers.

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 12 Sep 2017

General #MSWL notes for me. PB, MG and YA only. I try to keep these perennial and less grocery list. No rush to query *today*.

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 22 Aug 2017

Louder for the kids in the back: These are the books I read on vacation. These are the kind of books I want more of in my queries. #MSWL

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 4 Aug 2017

Really hungry for some funny, heartfelt, non-issue-heavy MG, with great family relationships. My list has nothing but room for MG. #mswl

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 28 Jul 2017

I’m always up for epic romances and princesses, but I need some new spins on the theme. #mswl

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 20 Jul 2017

Can I anti #mswl? I decidedly do NOT want anymore books that open around the death of the MC’s mom, dad, brother, sister, or best friend.

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 8 Feb 2017

My #MSWL in a nutshell: The world sucks right now. Get me out of it.

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 8 Feb 2017

I’m a fan of both faith and science. Kidlit novels that do more with that would be welcome. Hold the sanctimony though. #MSWL