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Ms. Nicole Payne

Golden Wheat Literary



Website: GoldenWheatLiterary.com

Blog: tnicolepayne.blogspot.com

Twitter: tnicolepayne

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Sep 22, 2022 9:09 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.

Thanks TCRoss
from TCRoss
Sep 21, 2022 1:18 pm


Check her twitter. She is not taking YA.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Sep 02, 2022 7:56 pm


Form rejection @ 24 days.
from WriterAPaige
Sep 01, 2022 2:51 pm


FR ~2 hours after submission
Thank you for sending your work. While I absolutely loved the premise, after careful consideration, I will have to pass on this manuscript. I'm afraid I didn't connect with the story in the way I would've liked. I wish you the best of luck in your future writing endeavors.
from Dagombos1
Sep 01, 2022 8:21 am


FQ 9/1/22

Romantic/suspense 112k
from morningstar21
Aug 30, 2022 5:21 pm


FR: after 24 days

Same as the others
Thank you for sending your work. After careful consideration, I will have to pass on this manuscript. I wish you the best of luck in your future writing endeavors."
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 05, 2022 4:08 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from haleywarrington
Jul 22, 2022 9:47 am


FQ: 7/21/2022
84k YA Fantasy
from gracemorrow
Jul 20, 2022 1:23 pm


Form Query: 06/23
Sent Note about R&R from another Agent letting them know of changes: 07/16
Responded with a withdraw and resubmit: 07/20
Resubmitted Query: 07/20

Adult Fantasy 110k
from AuthorNatalie
Jun 23, 2022 10:28 am


Query: 6/7/22
Nudged with offer of rep 6/22
Rejection on 6/23:
“Dear Natalie,

Thank you for sending your work. After careful consideration, I will have to pass on this manuscript. Congratulations on the offer and I wish you the best of luck in your future writing endeavors.

Warm Regards,

Nicole Payne”

Appreciate the quick response ??
from andrewntzouras
Jun 11, 2022 12:46 pm


Formal Query: 5/14/22
Rejection: 6/4/22
from letodd7
Jun 04, 2022 6:06 pm


I’ve never had an anyone tell me they didn’t think my writing was strong enough, so this one stung. I almost don’t know what to think of it. I see others received similar feedback, so perhaps it’s somewhat of a form reply.
from Welshjac
May 25, 2022 1:05 pm


Query sent 5/5/22
Query rejected 5/22/22

Urban fantasy 154K
from srfinchbird
May 24, 2022 8:08 pm


5/24/22 update -- form rejection, but I'm glad to hear something rather than nothing at all! The closure is good.

"Thank you for sending your work. After careful consideration, I will have to pass on this manuscript. I wish you the best of luck in your future writing endeavors."

5/9/22 -- queried via email per agency website, only to go onto here and realize what a terrible mistake I've made (insert here a loud angry groan at what I've done)
I just re-queried via form, and I'm hoping that she forgives me, haha. I'm unsure my book is a perfect fit since she seems to prefer romance, but she did have a sci-fi option, and my book has Christianity in its worldbuilding, so here goes nothing!

100,000-word sci-fi/medieval adult fiction
from curlygirlknepper
May 14, 2022 9:34 pm


4/27/22 - Email Query - query letter, synopsis, first 3 chapters of MS
78K - YA/NA Contemporary Romance

4/27/22 - Nicole emailed me to say that she's no longer accepting email queries and to use the form (included link). I feel really stupid, but I'm happy that she didn't toss me aside for that reason alone. Needless to say, I immediately completed the query form.

5/14/22 - Full Request...I just about peed myself after reading the email. Now to keep praying...

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