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Emmy Nordstrom Higdon

Westwood Creative Artists

Toronto, ON

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Twitter: emmy_of_spines

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from dimanche
Jan 18, 2021 1:55 pm

I broke contract a few months ago. Hard to work with, temperamental. You never know which version you'll get on any given day or when it's "safe" to ask a question or which questions are "safe" to ask. Not worth the frustration and I will now look elsewhere. If I sound bitter it's because I am. I wasted time I could have still been querying other agents. Not to mention their client list.... way too many clients.
from brianturk15
Jan 05, 2021 8:52 am

Male Writer
Sent YA Manuscript 56k words
Got Rejection in fast and effective time.

Rejection Letter said:

Thank you for sharing your query with me. Unfortunately, it is not the right fit for my list at this time. As you likely saw on my MSWL, I typically work with authors who are writing from their own lived experiences, and this applies to my search for feminine protagonists as well. Best of luck finding the right representation for your project

Emmy Nordstrom Higdon (they/them) | Literary Agent
Westwood Creative Artists
from anwynnauthor
Dec 12, 2020 12:40 pm

Form Q (before agency change): 8/25/20
Full request: 9/25, sent 9/26/20
Lovely, kind pass: 12/11/20
Personally, I've had nothing but wonderful experiences with Emmy. They checked in a couple times (group emails) to apologize for the wait and to update on what was happening with the agency change and to explain where they were with reading manuscripts, and they were responsive and appreciative of my replies to those updates--which I think were awesome, because I don't know of any other agent who does that! Of course no agent will suit everyone, but that's why we query widely and make sure to talk to agents before we sign with them.
from floydnerd1993
Dec 11, 2020 2:25 pm

EQ: 12/3 -- Adult Horror
ER: 12/11

Form rejection, though considering some of the things I've read here in the past few days, it seems like I've dodged a bullet.
from anwynnauthor
Nov 11, 2020 11:24 am

Emmy is gendervoid, and prefers the pronouns they/them. And while I understand first-hand how badly rejections hurt, they didn't say that you couldn't write what you write or that you were wrong to write what you write, only that they "typically work with" a different sort of author. I think this speaks to preference, and is subjective, just like most reasons an agent would reject you. Also, Emmy loves horror fiction, so I don't think they require novels to be biographical... This might be a good time to take a deep breath before you say or write something out of character that you may regret later.

ETA: Okay... you don't have to agree with me, but for your own good, I highly recommend that deep breath. Lots of anger and bitterness towards agents does nothing to help writers on their search for representation, and can often end up hurting them in one way or another (and your emotional wellbeing counts too)
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 17, 2020 7:47 am

Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with The Rights Factory.
from Mrockwell
Oct 05, 2020 11:42 am

According to the new MSWL they posted for WCA:

"I will be beginning my new position at Westwood Creative Artists on October 5th, and will be open to queries at that time."

They aren't yet listed on the website, but they are open to queries. Still not taking SF/F, alas, and still teasing us that they will be in the future. I think they'd be a perfect fit for my work, so I hope the future arrives soon! (Apologies for initially misgendering.)
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 05, 2020 10:35 am

Thanks Mrockwell. I'm just waiting for her name to show up on the Westwood website before I officially change her agency here.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 27, 2020 4:33 pm

Thank you, kathleea. I'm waiting for her to show up on their website before I change anything here.
from kathleea
Sep 27, 2020 10:09 am

Patrick-According to her bio she is now at WCA.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 09, 2020 5:40 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks prahnibell
from prahnibell
Sep 09, 2020 4:57 pm

Temporarily closed to submission while she catches up on backlog.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 08, 2020 6:10 pm

Thanks LUV4NA
from LUV4NA
Sep 08, 2020 4:42 pm

Patrick, new twitter handle is @emmy_of_spines
from giannifranco
Aug 25, 2020 10:37 am

horror 08/03
denied 08/25 Thank you for your query. Unfortunately, I don't represent books that have law enforcement protagonists. I wish you the best of luck finding the right home for your project! Best wishes,

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