Marie Lamba


Author of GREEN GREEN (FSG), A DAY SO GRAY (Clarion), WHAT I MEANT... (Random House), DRAWN, and OVER MY HEAD, and Literary Agent at Jennifer De Chiara Literary

Pennsylvania, USA

Jennifer De Chiara Literary

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 22 Apr 2019

Dudes! If you are querying an agent you need to write a professional business letter to them. I seriously do not want to see a single other query that tells me about someone's adorable pet (unless it is the story). #querytip #agentrant #pubtip #amquerying

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 15 Apr 2019

On today's Agent Monday post, meet fab Senior Literary Agent Stephen Fraser @fraserstephena of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency! @JDLitAgency #Mondayblogs #pubtip #querytip #amquerying…

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 8 Jan 2019

Writers, please read and follow guidelines. Mine clearly state that attachments are not accepted. If you don't get a reply to your query, that's why #querytip My guidelines:

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 4 Sep 2018

For fiction -- whether a children's picture book, a middle grade novel, a YA novel - don't write/pitch them as lessons for kids. This will = a swift rejection from me and most #literaryagents #amquerying #querytip #kidlit #amwriting @NJSCBWI

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 22 Jul 2018

You guys, my guidelines can't be any clearer : No attachments with queries. If you query me with attachments, it will be deleted. Just deleted a ton of queries from writers who just aren't reading my guidelines. Frustrating. Guidelines here: #querytip

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 20 Jun 2018

#querytip: think of a query letter like a cover letter for a job. You wouldn't tell an employer about how cute your pets are or how much you love gardening, so why tell a #literaryagent these things if they aren't related to your manuscript? #amquerying

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 11 Jun 2018

ONE THING I wish writers knew and followed: look up #literaryagent guidelines for each agent and FOLLOW THEM PLEASE! You'll see I'll delete attachments, & all the things I'm interested in and NOT interested in. Writers, your time is valuable too. Use it wisely! #querytip

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 16 May 2018

Writers - please give your manuscript a fair chance and query me by following directions here: I can't respond to queries sent to my twitter, FB, Linkedin or other emails -- those ones are deleted #amquerying #querytip #amwriting #pubtip

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 14 Jan 2018

Guys, if you can't put my name your query letter, which is a business letter after all, or you address it to Dear Sir or Madam, I, and every agent out there, will delete without reading it. It's that simple! #helpyourselves #querytip

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 10 Jan 2018

My submission guidelines say I won't open attachments. Just got 3 more queries with attachments TODAY. They are deleted - not risking virus. Help yourselves writers and follow guidelines! #querytip #literaryagent

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 31 Jul 2017

Yikes, writers! SO MANY queries addressed to different agent within the letter. Slow down and proofread before you hit send! #querytip