Leslie Zampetti


Agent at Dunham Literary. Lapsed librarian. Rapacious reader. Working writer. Member of @SCBWI & AAR.

New York, NY

Dunham Literary

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · Mar 29

Read the late great Barbara Neely’s BLANCHE ON THE LAM yesterday. So sad we only have 4 of these. I’m going to have to dole them out to myself as treats...

I’d love a contemporary #ownvoices mystery that tells it like it is, just as Ms. Neely did. #MSWL

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · Mar 4

#MSWL Contemporary Jewish romance! What about a cute rabbi who falls in ❤️ with her cantor? Modern orthodox man falls in ❤️ with a Reform fella? Anyone? Anyone?

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · Jan 31

Met with @KatieCarella today about Branches and Acorn! Look at these lovelies - I would have ❤️ed these in my library!
#MSWL authors & author-illustrators who write “modern readers” per @parentsmagazine

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · Jan 7

As promised, I’ve updated my #MSWL!

No dramatic changes but a couple more specifics...

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · Jan 6

I’m back open to queries as of today!
As usual, please send your query & first five pages in the body of the email to query[at]dunhamlit[dot]com.

Submission guidelines & #MSWL are at dunhamlit.com

Thinking about doing a #MSWL update soon...

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · 23 Sep 2019

#MSWL I’d love to see some Latinx/Jewish contemporary YA... Or a retelling of Romeo & Juliet with the protagonists both devout but different religions... Or a great MG mystery that more Mo LeBeau and less Nancy Drew & ClueCrew.

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · 16 Jan 2019

Still seeking that perfect MG mystery! Bonus points for a twist on a classic.