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Ms. Zoe Aline Howard

Howland Literary

New York, NY



Website: howlandliterary.com

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from banaesma
Jan 13, 2023 1:36 pm


FQ: 17 August, 2022
CNR: 30 November, 2022
QR: 13 January, 2023

Very kind personalized (!) rejection letter thanking me for my patience and saying that while she was drawn to the concept particularly in today’s climate it ultimately wasn’t for her :)

adult 83k LitFic
from anotherwriter2025
Jan 04, 2023 6:15 pm


Seems like most of her recent rejections are for genres she doesn't represent or manuscripts that go way over or under standard word count. Going to CNR for now.
from LightofBeauty
Dec 09, 2022 5:38 pm


EQ: 8/12/22
ER: 12/9/22

LGBT Literary Fiction
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 01, 2022 10:53 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from SJHoodlet
Nov 30, 2022 6:43 am


FQ: 9/16/22
CNR: 11/30/22, after 75 days (says 16 weeks (112 days) on their website, though, so who knows)

201k adult fantasy (and slow-burn romance)
from coleroe
Nov 16, 2022 3:21 pm


Query: 11/16
from RG_923
Oct 16, 2022 1:43 pm


EQ: 10/16/22

Adult upmarket with speculative elements at 80k words
from jenniferkathleen
Sep 16, 2022 5:01 pm


FQ: Narrative Non-FIction, True crime 8/10/22
FR: 9/16/22
Dear Jennifer Kathleen,

Thank you so much for thinking of me for blank and for allowing me to spend time with your work. While I thought you handled this material with great care, I'm afraid that this just isn't the right fit for my list at this time.

Please remember that the publishing industry is subjective, and what doesn't work for me might be just what another agent is looking for. I really do wish you the best of luck in your writing, and in securing representation elsewhere.

Warmly,
Zoe
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 12, 2022 5:31 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from meganokonsky
Aug 11, 2022 2:10 pm


Form Query after Conference Pitch: 6/11/2022
Full Request: 6/13/2022
Rejection: 7/18/2022

She was super, super kind in her rejection and gave a lot of great advice on what she enjoyed and thought I could improve. Ultimately, the book was too upmarket for what the agency was looking for. I really recommend pitching to her - she's been the most helpful agent I've been in contact with this entire process!!
from SweetCarolina
Aug 07, 2022 2:19 pm


Her Wish List: In adult fiction, she looks for voice-driven stories that subvert reader expectations of their subject matter. She is especially interested in off-putting and unashamed characters, women breaking social expectations, LBGTQ+ characters, grounded magical realism and speculative elements, and insular settings (small towns, amusement parks, summer camps).
Wow . . .
from kac713
Aug 05, 2022 3:08 am


FQ: 6/15
Kind FR: 8/4
Fantasy 122k

Thank you so much for thinking of me for _________, and for allowing me to spend time with your work. While I thought that this was an interesting concept, I'm afraid that this project leans more into fantasy than the magical realism elements I am seeking at this time.

Please remember that the publishing industry is subjective, and what doesn't work for me might be just what another agent is looking for. I really do wish you the best of luck in your writing, and in securing representation elsewhere.

Warmly,
Zoe
from m_mastro3m
Aug 02, 2022 4:23 pm


queried 6/21/22
form rejection 8/2/22
Thank you so much for thinking of me for <<title>> and for allowing me to spend time with your work. While I thought that this was an interesting concept, I'm afraid that this just isn't the right fit for my list at this time.

Please remember that the publishing industry is subjective, and what doesn't work for me might be just what another agent is looking for. I really do wish you the best of luck in your writing, and in securing representation elsewhere.
from CRogers
Jun 14, 2022 9:18 pm


Form Query: 5/31/22
Rejected: 6/14/22
She isn't seeking YA projects at this time.

YA LGBTQ+ 79k
from colbywilkens
Jun 14, 2022 2:32 pm


FQ: 5/29
FR: 6/14
82k Adult Rom Com

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