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Mr. Michael Joy

The Seymour Agency


Twitter: MLJoyAgent

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from Patrick (admin)
Jun 12, 2021 8:34 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from AJHumphreys
Jun 10, 2021 9:23 am

Sent a nudge, since he hasn't been responding to anyone since April
from CSDwrites
Feb 26, 2021 1:29 pm

Dear XX,
After repeated consideration of your project, I've decided to pass. Thank you for submitting it.
Good luck and keep writing.

Initially, when I saw so many rejections before and after my submission and no response to mine, I thought--was my query so bad he just skipped it? And then I received the above reply. Heartbreaking...
from drwasy
Feb 26, 2021 8:13 am

Submitted full based on zoom pitch on 11/10 for a literary thriller.
Received pass on full 2/25. Personal rejection, invited to submit other projects.
from SteveSSF
Jan 12, 2021 8:41 pm

EQ 12/7/2020
ER 1/8/2021 "not his genre" form letter
Action/Thriller 107K
from airforceauthor
Jan 10, 2021 10:11 pm

Sent thriller, responded with "not his genre"
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 10, 2021 3:13 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from fierymario
Jan 10, 2021 7:36 am

e-Query 12/14/20
e-Reject 1/9/21

‘This project is not for me, but thank you for submitting it. Good luck and keep writing.’

Urban crime - 81k words
from Ncn123
Nov 20, 2020 5:50 pm

Terse rejection email. Said it was not his genre, although I thought it was, based on the website.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 13, 2020 5:47 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from LateToTheParty
Sep 28, 2020 6:17 am

EQ 08/17/20
ER 09/28/20 (five words, succinct)
Crime, 80K
from ANSmith
Jun 18, 2020 10:39 am

EQ 4/10/20 (upmarket crime, 101K)
PR (50pp) 4/10/20
ER 6/18/20
from Bluznbeach
May 29, 2020 2:50 pm

Commercial fiction rejected in less than 24 hours. Record time!
May 29, 2020 12:26 pm

EQ 5/24/20
ER 5/29/20 form letter
from Patrick (admin)
May 29, 2020 8:39 am

Profile Update: Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.

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