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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/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Frizzle
Jun 27, 2022 8:10 pm


I queried her a month ago and just got a kind pass from Joanna Mackenzie, so she must have passed it along.
Not a win, but slightly better than a straight up no!
from coleroe
Jun 23, 2022 3:37 am


FQ: 6/7/22
Form Rejection 6/22/22

Adult SFF 93k
from Alkbass
Jun 18, 2022 10:45 pm


FQ: 19 June 2022

YA Sci-Fi 72K
from Sunshine227
Jun 17, 2022 8:29 am


FQ: 6/1/22
63k YA Hi Fantasy
Email rejection: 6/17/22
Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your query. Despite not being able to offer a more personalized response or a referral, do know that your submission for XXXXXXX was reviewed. Even though your project isn't the right fit, it might be right for another agent so don’t give up.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.

Sincerely,
Kristin and the NLA Team
from JBCampbell
Jun 02, 2022 4:19 pm


Submitted Query May 7
Rejection Received May 23
Adult Urban Fantasy 92K

Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your query. Despite not being able to offer a more personalized response or a referral, do know that your submission for <TITLE> was reviewed. Even though your project isn't the right fit, it might be right for another agent so don’t give up.
from andrewntzouras
May 28, 2022 2:45 pm


Submitted: 5/13/22
Rejection: 5/23/22
from adgragg
May 26, 2022 1:21 pm


Query: 5/16
Personal rejection: 5/26
The compliment really helped boost my mood on querying -- and it indicates my current WIP may be a good fit if I don't secure rep before it's finished.

Dear Austin,

It was terrific to meet you at StokerCon. Thanks for sending along this query for THE DARK WELL so I could look at your opening pages. Sadly, I won't be requesting the full manuscript. I just want to highlight that I see a ton of talent on the page so that is not an issue. For me, this story is just leaning a tad too genre for what I'm taking on right now as I want to be able to submit to both SF/F houses and regular imprints. Don't give up as this business is so subjective and another agent might see it as the perfect fit and send you a request. I’m sorry I can’t offer a referral.

Stay tough out there. Keep writing!

Sincerely,
Kristin Nelson
from STatoun
May 25, 2022 2:26 am


FQ: 4/27/22
FR: 5/17/22

Historical Fiction: 104,000 words.
from m_mastro3m
May 17, 2022 4:58 pm


query 4/27/22
rejection 5/17/22

Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your query. Despite not being able to offer a more personalized response or a referral, do know that your submission for BURNING PREJUDICE was reviewed. Even though your project isn't the right fit, it might be right for another agent so don’t give up.
Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.
from Dreams32
May 17, 2022 1:07 pm


EQ: 4/27
Form rejection: 5/17

YA contemporary, 72k
from JBCampbell
May 07, 2022 10:59 am


Submitted Query May 7
from Azure_R_Nightlinger
May 04, 2022 4:51 pm


3/20/22 FQ Dark Urban Fantasy 115,000 words
3/28/2022 - ER - Polite form
from mammmm
May 02, 2022 2:14 pm


Adult fantasy 77k
FQ: 23 April
FR: 2ND May
Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your query. Despite not being able to offer a more personalized response or a referral, do know that your submission for ______ was reviewed. Even though your project isn't the right fit, it might be right for another agent so don’t give up.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.

Sincerely,
Kristin and the NLA Team
from deemallon
Apr 21, 2022 11:00 am


form rejection
seven days
historic fiction, 147,000 words
from JR_Fox
Apr 14, 2022 1:11 pm


EQ: 3/3022
Form rejection: 4/14/22
Romantic comedy 85k

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