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Ms. Kristin Nelson

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

1732 Wazee Street, Suite 207

Denver, CO 80202



Website: www.nelsonagency.com/

Blog: nelsonagency.com/pub-rants/

Twitter: agentkristinNLA

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from PandaBear
Feb 11, 2019 9:07 am


EQ: 1/29/19 Non Fiction

ER: 2/7/19 " Even though your project isn't the right fit, it might be right for another agent so don’t give up."
from VeraJam
Feb 11, 2019 8:31 am


EQ: 1/28
ER: 2/11
from Laura_WA
Feb 07, 2019 3:53 pm


Query sent via QM at 5am, rej letter at 10am. Nice form letter.
from PandaBear
Feb 07, 2019 10:24 am


Very polite rejection letter. Unfortunately she doesn't have any referrals to offer but wishes for the author to not give up search in finding the right agent.
from timsojka
Jan 31, 2019 5:42 pm


Do we know the next time she will read submissions. She is my first round pick. I know chances of rejection are high. Still I am foolishly optimistic (I understand this is a tough game - to get an agent)

130,000 word thriller. Payback Jack
from Michelle_in_WI
Jan 26, 2019 6:37 pm


EQ 1/23
Very encouraging R 1/24

Contemporary YA 81K
from DKCtries
Jan 21, 2019 6:05 pm


Yes, Kristin Nelson opened today. I just submitted.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 21, 2019 2:04 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
from cbazay
Jan 21, 2019 1:49 pm


I read somewhere that Kristin is opening to queries today (1/21). Can anyone verify?
from LGV_AL
Jan 16, 2019 12:55 am


EQ 10/22/18 literary mystery
11/12/18 rejection
from Catsamoa79
Dec 08, 2018 7:43 am


specuKate - Thanks for the positive, encouraging message for those of us who have been querying for a long time. It does give us hope! Congrats!
from specuKate
Dec 07, 2018 11:45 am


I am thrilled to report that I signed with Kristin! My decision was difficult as I was in a position to choose (still can't believe this happened.) She went out of her way to read my manuscript quickly because I had offers on the table already, and then was so insightful about my manuscript as well as enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the next steps. I so look forward to working with her!
(Also, I can be a message of hope for other writers. I have been querying for years. This is my first time having success with an agent! Hang in there!)
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 01, 2018 12:16 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from CoffeeAuthor
Nov 28, 2018 6:37 pm


EQ: 11/5
ER: 11/26
"Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your query. We wish we could offer a more personalized response but on average, we receive 500+ email query letters a week. Do know that every query letter and sample are read and even though your project is not right for us, it might be right for another agent so don’t give up! We are also sorry to have no agent recommendations to offer.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.

Sincerely,
Kristin Nelson
Joanna MacKenzie
Danielle Burby
Quressa Robinson"
from dollybird
Nov 28, 2018 11:27 am


Anyone else having a hard time with Kristin's email server? My emails keep bouncing back. I guess I will wait till the new year and their new query system unless somebody has some insight.

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