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Ms. Elisa Houot

The Seymour Agency


Twitter: ElisaHouot

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Online Form: Yes

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from letodd7
Oct 19, 2021 8:57 am

FQ: 10/18
FR: 10/19
NA Historical Fantasy 124k

Extremely kind reply stating the word count is a bit too high for what she’s looking for right now.
from writinginfragments
Oct 16, 2021 12:16 pm

Super nice feedback for my first 5 chapters. She seems really great.
from robinkmoore
Oct 06, 2021 9:52 pm

Enthusiastic about discovering new voices, Elisa has reviewed novels for an online magazine for five years. She lives in France.
from dlpoet17
Sep 25, 2021 9:31 am

9/25 EQ
9/25 ER

at least she's quick.
from queryquandry
Sep 17, 2021 7:55 am

FQ: 9/16, 8:20 PM
FR: 9/17 4:30 AM
YA Contemporary Fantasy 88K
from tabwitherspoon
Sep 16, 2021 3:09 pm

FQ: 9/14/21
Partial Request: 9/16/21
YA Contemporary Fantasy 98K
from lilymehal
Sep 09, 2021 5:17 pm

FQ: 9/04/21
Partial Request: 9/09/21

YA Contemporary Fantasy 85k words
from AmberMHerbert
Sep 09, 2021 4:55 pm

FQ: 09/09/21
FR: 09/09/21 (within a few hours)

NA contemporary 71k

Her name is not listed on the agency website so it was difficult to find information on what she's looking for.
from d5johansen
Aug 17, 2021 9:51 pm


only accepting PB through referral
from Mynamewastaken
Aug 16, 2021 9:35 am

EQ: 8/12
FR: 8/15 pb
from fictiongirl
Aug 12, 2021 6:01 pm

FQ: 06/10/21
PR: 06/11/21
Rejection within 62 days: said the topics were too heavy but liked my voice and encouraged me to submit in the future. I appreciate the personalized reply, although confused as to why she requested the manuscript in the first place as in the query letter, the main premise is dealing with a character's drug use.

Note to all: don't query her with heavy topics! Seems like a great agent otherwise :)
from Sagesoul
Aug 04, 2021 8:02 pm

FQ 8/3/21
ER 8/4/21 form

MG literary 51k
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

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