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Ms. Laura Southern

Wolf Literary Services

New York, NY


Twitter: LauraGayle77

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from writingbubbly
Dec 08, 2022 7:39 pm

QM: 10/12/2022
Partial Request: 11/30/2022, sent same day
12/6/2022 informed Laura that I've been selected for a mentorship program
12/7/2022 Laura stated that she'd liked what she's seen of the partial asked that I send the full when done!

MG Horror 55k
from dragongirl
Dec 06, 2022 12:41 pm

Online form: 12/3/22
Form reject: 12/5/22

109K YA epic fantasy
from NightSky
Dec 05, 2022 9:16 pm

Form Query 10/13
Form Rejection 12/5
MG sci-fi 45k
from acolvin09
Dec 05, 2022 11:40 am

FQ: 12/2/22

romantic SFF @100,047k
from Tara725
Dec 02, 2022 10:31 am

Form query: 10/17/22
Nudge with offer of rep: 12/2/22
Rejection: 12/2/22
Adult contemporary sports romance, 81k
from SGA001
Nov 30, 2022 7:20 pm

Form query 10/12/22
Partial request 11/30/22

YA Fantasy 98k
from bgtgauthor
Nov 30, 2022 6:08 pm

FQ 10/12
Partial Request (!!!) 11/30/2022 75 Pages

MG Fantasy 65k

*As of my submission, she has received 100 queries in the first six hours. It's probably safe to assume her wait time might be longer than the stated 6 weeks.
from andyscontras
Nov 21, 2022 7:44 pm

FQ 11/21/2022 - SPEC FIC @ 85K
from bgtgauthor
Nov 17, 2022 1:12 am

@JustinJoseph, she's just bouncing around a little bit. I'm not sure if you can see her timeline or if that's a premium-only feature, but she's still very regularly going back to queries as far back as 10/12 (which is when she opened). I really, really don't think it's worth jumping to conclusions until, like, after the holidays. It's not at all abnormal for agents to take 3 months to respond in this querying climate. You've got to give her at LEAST a full month, preferably two.

In other words, according to her timeline, she's very much NOT going in order received. No news isn't bad news, it's just no news.
from banaesma
Nov 16, 2022 3:38 pm

FQ: 27 October, 2022
QR: 16 November, 2022

Polite form rejection letter.

adult 83k LitFic
from tstricklandauthor
Nov 14, 2022 5:23 pm

QMF 11/10/22
84k Word Fantasy
from emilyclaire5020
Nov 10, 2022 6:40 pm

Query Manager Form 11/10/22

YA Fantasy 75K
from katine
Nov 08, 2022 1:24 pm

FQ: 11/8/22

MG Fantasy 64K
from bgtgauthor
Nov 07, 2022 7:33 pm

Hey Justin, because she's only been active for about 4 weeks, the response table isn't really reliable yet. For any data set like this, it generally takes 6-12 months to actually establish a reliable pattern.

Also, I've always heard the opposite, @CL_Hilbert. I've long been told that unless an agent explicitly says, "No Response Means No," then it's totally fair game to follow up with them. Though I'd usually wait at least a few months, especially in an instance where a new agent has just been bombarded with queries in her first couple weeks.
from iwritemghorror
Nov 07, 2022 12:44 pm

FYI here is her twitter:

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