Linda Epstein


I'm a senior agent at Emerald City Literary Agency @EmeraldCityLit repping children's books (PB, MG, YA). Also a writer. Yes, it's hard. Repped by @renarossner

Pretty over it.

Emerald City Literary Agency

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 2 Jul 2019

I’ve now answered all properly submitted queries. I will post on Twitter, Publisher’s Marketplace, #MSWL, and the Emerald City Literary Agency website when I am open again to submissions (possibly some time in the fall). #writingcommmunity #amwriting #querytip #kidlit ✌️

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 19 Jun 2018

AMAZING NEWS! I've now answered all submitted queries. But sorry to say, I'm still closed to unsolicited submissions, only taking queries through personal referral, post-conference & by request. #amquerying #querytip #submissions #publishing #kidlit #picturebooks #mglit #YAlit

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 1 May 2018

I have now answered all queries sent to me before February 1st. *hangs head in shame* I know I'm awfully slow and it's excruciating to wait, but at least I'm giving you all the update. #submissions #querytip #amquerying #queries

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 23 Apr 2018

I’ve recently gotten a spate of queries for adult fiction and nonfiction projects, short stories, and screenplays. I don’t represent any of those things. And also I’M CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS! 🤯🤬😐#GoAway #LeaveMeAlone #DoYourResearch #submissions #querytip #amquerying

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 13 Mar 2018

To whom it may concern: when you address a query to me in this manner, I hit delete on your email because I know you don't know anything about me, what kind of books I represent, or what I'm looking for. Kindly, Linda Epstein #querytip #submissions #amquerying

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 19 Jan 2018

I got 4 queries from one person today and 3 queries from another person. Oh. My. God. People: DO NOT SEND ME MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS! QUERY ONE THING AT A TIME! That is all. #querytip #submissions #amquerying

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 16 Jan 2018

Hey folks who are researching agents! Make sure you look to see when an article, wish list, or interview was done. My #mswl needs/wants now aren't the same as last year (or before that!). #querytip

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 11 Jan 2018

FTR if you send me an email and say "query and manuscript attached," I will delete your email. If you attach anything, I will delete your email. Please follow submission guidelines. They're here: Thanks! #querytip #submissions

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 9 Jan 2018

Here’s a #querytip: If I pass on your submission please don’t email back asking me for feedback. Sorry but I’ve literally received hundreds of queries since last Thursday. I don’t have time to give feedback. I barely have time to read the queries!

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 5 Dec 2017

Another #querytip: When a query confuses your/you're it makes me not want to read the manuscript. Sorry, but I'm just that way. Only if the ms sounds TOTALLY AMAZING might I get over myself. Might. #submissions #wordnerd #LitAgentAdvice

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 5 Dec 2017

Here's a #querytip: If my query email sends you an auto-response that I'm closed to submissions that's NOT an invitation to send your query to my other email. Because then I just hit <delete>. #submissions #publishing #LitAgentAdvice

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 12 Jul 2017

How not to query me: send your query to every one of my known email addresses, when I'm closed to submissions. #querytip #submissions

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 3 Jan 2017

Yeah, so FWIW, if you don't follow my submission guidelines I just delete your query (i.e. don't send attachments). #querytip

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 13 Jan 2016

#querytip If an agent has multiple email addresses send your query to the one designated for queries. Getting it multiple places is annoying