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How to Submit
SLA Submission Guidelines
Please read the instructions below before submitting to the agency.
How to Submit
Starlight Literary Agency only accepts email submissions.

Submission Instructions
1. Choose only one agent to whom you will submit your email query.

2. Open a new email and address it to querySLA at

3. Send a short email query letter to us with QUERY in the subject field as well as the agent's last name and project title. Make sure the agent represents the type of project you've written.

4. In the body of your email, include a one-page query letter about your project followed by the first twenty five pages of your manuscript.

We do not accept attachments! Any email with an attachment will be discarded unopened.

Your Query Letter

        Your query letter should include a short bio and previous publishing credits and publisher submission history, if applicable, as well as word count and contact information.
        After your query letter, paste in a short sample of your writing. Your writing sample needs to be pasted into the email. For fiction—query letter and first 25 pages and for non-fiction—query letter, proposal, and sample chapter. All text must be pasted into the body of your email.
        You will be contacted with instructions if we require more of your materials for review.

Response Time

We try to respond to every query, however, we regret that at times, because of the high volume of queries we receive, we are unable to respond. If you haven't heard from us within 6 to 8 weeks, please assume that we are passing on your project. If we are interested in your writing, we will follow up by email or by phone. Please do not call to follow up.