Submit a Query to Eva Scalzo

Thank you for your interest in querying me! I'm excited to take a look at your pitch and ask that you include your full query letter and paste in the first three chapters of your manuscript in the appropriate locations on this form! That will help with processing your query.

A few notes about the process, please read carefully:

1) I try to read these in order received, though I will occasionally jump around. Expect a response from me within 60 days, feel free to nudge anytime after that. **My current response rate is on average less than 30 days; some might sit for longer because I am debating, but even if I sit with it longer, I will make a decision within 60 days.**

2) The additional questions listed below are meant to be for fun and you are *not* required to answer them. There are no wrong answers, and this is not some sort of test. I love seeing the responses but my decision about your query are not related to anything you reply here. If you’re curious, my answers are:

a) Tahiti. I was obsessed with Tahiti when I was in the fourth grade and it sounds gorgeous and untouched and warm. I wouldn’t turn down trips to the Maldives or the Seychelles or New Zealand.

b) I’m a Leo sun, Libra moon, and Scorpio rising.

c) Madonna’s "Like a Prayer" is my go-to karaoke song.

3) If your three chapters get cut-off, don't worry. There's a hidden character count in the form. Whatever you've posted will be enough for me to decide whether or not I want to keep reading.

4) Once you have submitted your query to me, please wait for a response before submitting to any other agent at Speilburg Literary. Likewise, if you have previously submitted work to another Speilburg Literary agent, wait until they respond before submitting to me. We can track simultaneous submissions across the agency and will reject duplicate submissions.

5) Note that my Diverse Authors form is now closed and this is my general query form. I offer feedback on occasion, but it’s not always possible or meaningful. Sometimes things are just not for me, and it’s not a value judgment on your work. Publishing is subjective and not every story works for every reader. But no matter what I hope this querying process finds your perfect agent match; whether it’s me or someone else! All authors deserve a champion for their work.

Step 1. Tell us about the author

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Tell us a little about yourself and any writing credentials you may have.


Have you previously published other books?      
Have you ever been represented by a literary agent before?      

Step 2. Tell us about the book

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This agent only represents the genres shown in this list. Selecting an inaccurate genre will result in a rejection. If your book's genre is not shown here, please go to QueryTracker for a list of agents who do represent your genre.
Enter the approximate WORD count of your book. Enter numbers only. Do not include any letters or special characters.

Is this book currently published or has it ever been published before?      

Enter your query letter for this book. (Tips for formatting and pasting text) Do NOT paste images into this field. Pasting large blocks of text can take several minutes. Please be patient.


(If your book is shorter than this (such as a picture book) please include the entire text.) Paste in the first 3 chapters of your book, or your full book proposal if your book is non-fiction. (Tips for formatting and pasting text) Do NOT paste images into this field. Pasting large blocks of text can take several minutes. Please be patient.

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Final Step: Submit Your Query

Important: After submitting your query, you will receive a personalized link to a special page that you can visit any time to check your query's status.

If the recipient of your query would like to read more, they will contact you through that page as well as through email.




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