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Ms. Cole Lanahan

The Seymour Agency


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from samihainlove
Nov 14, 2022 12:39 pm

10/25/2022 - #PitDark like
11/14/2022 - form rejection on a full

86k YA South Asian fantasy

Absolutely disappointed that this was a form rejection. On both an event pitch like AND a full manuscript! Also, it looks like other people got personalized rejections so I wonder why mine didn't get the same level of attention.
from richardclin
Nov 11, 2022 1:18 am

9/23: Form Query
9/23: Full Request
9/26: Sent Full
9/29: R&R letter
9/29: Sent questions to her regarding her feedback on R&R. Have yet to hear back as of 10/7, which is longer than I've experienced with other R&R requests
11/2: Heard back from her
11/3: Sent revised full
from christinaferko
Oct 27, 2022 4:06 pm

9-23-22 : Form Query
9-26-22 : Full Request :)
10-13-22: Offer of Rep! We had a wonderful zoom call and I accepted her offer!

80k YA horror
from rosemarypotatoes
Oct 24, 2022 12:29 pm

#PitDark request, query sent 10/21
from ElleDesamours
Oct 20, 2022 4:39 pm

#PitBLK like. Query sent 10/14/22
YA Speculative Mystery, 75k
Full Request 10/14/22
Rejection 10/20/22
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 15, 2022 10:24 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from toasty_supreme
Oct 14, 2022 5:58 pm

FQ 10/11
Full request 10/14

FYI for those querying, Cole asked for synopsis along with full and included in text of request (form) to be prepared for cuts if over 80k (85-90k for YA fantasy).

73k YA LGBTQ+ contemporary
from haleywarrington
Oct 14, 2022 11:12 am

FQ: 10/13/2022
70k Adult contemporary romance
Full Request: 10/14/2022 (sent same day)
from GatNyg
Oct 10, 2022 2:45 pm

EQ 10/08
ER 10/09
Form rejection, not right fit. I appreciate the fast response.

YA contemporary romance 90k
from curlygirlknepper
Sep 30, 2022 10:00 am

9/28/22 - Form - query letter, bio, comps, target audience, first 3 chapters of MS
82K - YA Contemporary Romance

9/30/22 - Form Rejection (not right fit)
from Meikeverbaandert
Sep 29, 2022 6:29 am

query 9/29/2022
120k ya sci-fi
from taylormunsell922
Sep 23, 2022 12:38 pm

Form Query: 9/20
Full Request: 9/20 sent same day
Form Rejection:922

YA Fantasy 90K
from CRogers
Sep 21, 2022 7:25 pm

Form Query: 9/21/22
Rejection: 9/21/22
The project wasn't the best fit for her.

YA Romance 79k
from Donuts08
Sep 20, 2022 5:11 pm

Full Request 9/19/22
Rejection 9/20/22
Same pattern as below.
Only wanted a query letter in her form. Maybe ask for sample pages instead of a full manuscript from everyone, if you're not even going to read it.
from bchalfin
Sep 20, 2022 11:06 am

FQ: 9/19/22
Full Request: 15 minutes later
Rejection: 9/20/22

"Thank you so much for allowing me to review [TITLE]. Unfortunately, I had trouble connecting with [main character]'s voice so I am going to pass. Remember, publishing is subjective and this pass should not be viewed as a reflection on the quality of your work. I wish you good luck on your publishing journey."

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