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Ms. Joyce Sweeney

The Seymour Agency


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Twitter: joycegrackle

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E-Mail: Yes

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from adventuresparenting
Sep 20, 2021 5:55 pm

EQ: 9/18/21
ER: 9/20/21

I received the kindest rejection note from her. She shared that I had beautiful writing and that she remembered it from a past contest. She has too many lyrical picture book writers right now, but referred me to two of her colleagues. She's so lovely.
from Satuskey
Sep 16, 2021 1:57 pm

EQ: 6/18/21, Friday
FR: 6/21/21, Monday
Nudged with offer of rep: 9/13/21
Told me she bumped me to top of reading list: 9/14/21
Asked to set up call: 9/16/21

MG Fantasy, 55k
from erinquill8
Aug 09, 2021 3:03 pm

EQ: 8/6/21, Friday
ER: 8/9/21, Monday

PB, 600 words, Alzheimer's
from oftarth
Jun 11, 2021 2:31 pm

EQ: 5/3/21
Full Request ten minutes later! Guess I had good timing haha.
Very kind and encouraging rejection on 6/11/21.

MG LGBT Romance, 53k
from Isolamelia
Jun 03, 2021 11:52 am

EQ; 6/2/21
ER: 6/3/21
MG Fantasy
Same rejection as below (too similar to another on her list).
from Johnny555
May 13, 2021 11:38 am

Replied the same day and with a nice personal rejection. Another rare agent that is on top of her game, thoughtful, and forward moving.

Sigh . . . said my book was too similar to another one she has so I was close this time. Close I say!

MG Fantasy
from KristaVanDolzer
Apr 22, 2021 12:55 pm

Queried via e-mail on January 16
Full request received on January 18
Nudged with an offer of representation on April 19
Phone call scheduled on April 22 for early next week!

#ownvoices MG contemporary
from WriterLT
Apr 06, 2021 8:01 pm

EQ 4/5/21
ER 4/6/21
from Claxton
Mar 18, 2021 9:18 am

Queried yesterday night, got a rejection today.

Little one-sentence rejection that probably was a form, but it didn't feel like a form.
from coycochise
Feb 07, 2021 11:49 pm

fem only
from Karolita7
Dec 16, 2020 4:48 am

12/13/20 pb query submitted
12/14/20 super positive response asking to resubmit in the spring
from AliciaBaskel
Oct 23, 2020 12:16 pm

10/21/20 - picture book query sent
10/22/20 - supportive and kind rejection
from HazelGreen
Aug 03, 2020 10:57 am

3/08/20: Picture book submission with full MS in email.
3/8/20: Prompt, kind and encouraging rejection.
from HopeDiamond
Jul 14, 2020 2:28 pm

7/12/20: EQ MG historical 64K
7/14/20: ER, with a personal note saying she was forwarding my query to a colleague who expressed interest.
from kristi26
Jun 26, 2020 9:44 am

6/25: EQ MG fairy tale retelling 43K

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