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Ms. Elisa Houot

The Seymour Agency


Twitter: ElisaHouot

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from vshaia
Jul 26, 2021 1:35 pm

Query: 07/01/21
Partial Req: 07/26/21
Sent same day
from SarahPlotzker
Jul 23, 2021 12:09 pm

Queried 7/23/21, heard back not even an hour later. Helpful rejection on YA 83,000 with heavy topics. Really appreciate her promptness.

"Thank you for considering me to represent your work. Unfortunately, I am not the right fit for stories with depression and abuse taking such an important part in the plot. This is extremely subjective, and I do think your premise is good, but I wouldn't be the right person to advocate for this novel.
I wish you success on your path to publishing.
All best,
from Thornbird1888
Jul 01, 2021 9:02 am

EQ: 12th of June

Received feedback from another agent about query on the 14th of June so I asked her if it would be okay to resubmit with updated query. She said yes (she was very kind and polite).

Resubmitted: 14th of June
PR: 14th of June. (Partial sent same day)
EQ: 29th of June

YA Fantasy 90k
from SGA001
Jul 01, 2021 8:36 am

EQ: 5/18/21
Partial request (first five chapters): 5/18/21
Sent same day
Full request 6/21/21 - sent same day

YA Fantasy 99k
from KatieScribe2
Jun 14, 2021 4:30 pm

Just to let everyone know: Ms. Houot is not taking PB unless it is a referral. Very lovely of her to let me know about it. Best of luck to everyone.
from fictiongirl
Jun 11, 2021 9:03 am

FQ: 06/10/21
PR: 06/11/21

from sara_gilbert_writes
Jun 08, 2021 12:45 pm

FQ: 6/4/21
Partial Request: 6/8/21
Sent same day

Upmarket YA 51k
from Coreyjayne
May 30, 2021 10:41 am

Hi all - wanted to let you know that she doesn't represent adult fiction. I sent her my Adult Contemporary Romance since I noticed querytracker they had Romance as one of the genres she's interested in....this is the response I got:

Thank you for considering me to represent you and your work. Unfortunately, at the moment I do not represent adult fiction, and therefore I must pass on offering representation.
All best,
from Patrick (admin)
May 25, 2021 10:17 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from chiara1900
May 17, 2021 7:05 am

EQ: 4/8/21
Partial request (first five chapters): 4/10/21
Full request: 4/29/21
Full rejection: 5/17/21

Personalized rejection explaining what she liked but why it wasn't quite for her. She was fast and read the whole book. I would definitely suggest querying her!

upper YA fantasy 115k
from RMcMurdie
May 13, 2021 1:25 pm

5/7: Submitted a PB MS after I saw her announce she was looking at PB pitches on Twitter.
5/12: Rec'd friendly reply saying she reviews PBs by referral only. Generous of her to reply.
from disastersnorkel
May 09, 2021 5:36 pm

FQ: 4/8/21
Partial Request (first 5 chapters): 4/8/21
Sent Same day
Partial upgraded to full: 5/9/21

97k YA LGBT Fantasy
from AudraWinter
May 07, 2021 8:06 pm

FQ: 5/5/21
FR: 5/7/21

Form letter. Good luck to anyone out there who queries her, though! :)

109K YA LGBTQ+ Fantasy
from erinquill8
May 02, 2021 7:30 pm

FQ: 5/1/21 --> PB at 450 words

Rejection because I didn't realize Elisa only takes PBs upon referral.
from Catsamoa79
Apr 23, 2021 4:23 pm

EQ: 4/22/21
ER: 4/23/21 Form letter

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