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Ms. Joyce Sweeney

The Seymour Agency


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Twitter: joycegrackle

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from JHall1
Nov 08, 2021 10:31 am

Less than 24-hour turnaround for a PB Bio with a very encouraging "champagne" rejection. "Dear xx - This is a great piece and I love to see xx in a biography. With that said, unfortunately, I have acquired all the non-fiction authors my list can hold right now, so this is a reluctant pass. I will tell you it's a great idea and well-executed so I am rooting for you to find the perfect agent to represent it. Best of luck!" That really took away the sting. In fact, I'm even feeling excited and uplifted right now!
from lipshasu
Oct 11, 2021 4:33 pm

Received a wonderful email rejection from her. She said I was doing my agent research well and was on the right track. Unfortunately, she already has a client with similar work but gave me a gold star! These rejections are so appreciated!!
from cardinal2021
Oct 11, 2021 2:09 pm

Email query - 10/10/2021
ER - 10/11/2021 brief saying it's not a good fit, but at least she responded...
from ItalicsTheGreat
Oct 07, 2021 12:33 pm

EQ - 10/7/21
ER - 10/7/21
MG Contemporary Fantasy 64k
Fastest rejection I've ever received. Same form letter as below.
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

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