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Ms. Kelly Mortimer

Mortimer Literary Agency

52645 Paui Road

Aguanga, CA 92536



Twitter: KellyMortimer

AAR Member: No

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Online Form: Closed

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from KristenH
Jan 04, 2013 7:15 am

Wow! Back in fall 2010, she was one of the agents who gave me the first partial request for Venom. But I never heard back from her, when I requeried her. And then she closed submissions. I wonder what happened.
from Policeartist
Jan 03, 2013 2:01 pm

I was one of her writers. She folded her agency in Feb of 1012, dropped all but three writers. Don't know if she even has them any more.
from terriponce
Jul 01, 2011 4:30 pm

Guess that explains a lot. I'm moving her to no response/closed for obvious reasons!
from KristenH
Jun 24, 2011 6:32 am

Wow. I haven't heard back from her on my requery for Venom. I guess I can close this baby soon and scratch it off my query list.
from jsnow2000
Jun 23, 2011 4:25 pm

Wow, thanks for that update. I just checked it out, and she is done. I was about to send a query.
from YASciFiFantasy
Jun 23, 2011 9:53 am

According to her blog post, Kelly's closing up shop.
from j_huspek
Apr 29, 2011 8:48 am

EQ sent 04-25-11
from KristenH
Apr 29, 2011 6:54 am

Hang in there Oreo. I sent Gina an email inquiry yesterday and hope to hear back from her next month. Last year, I've heard from her within a month, back in September. Maybe this is a good thing.
from KristenH
Apr 27, 2011 7:10 am

Thanks for the link. I'm still waiting to hear from her on my requery from Venom, (and waiting to hear from Gina Panettieri from Talcott Notch on my revamped query/chapter 1 on Chain Reaction.)
from EuroPorter
Apr 26, 2011 2:30 pm

Here's Jane Friedman's full-length Q&A with Kelly Mortimer -- the Writer's Digest magazine version was cut for space:
from clutzattack
Apr 07, 2011 8:17 pm

Not saying this to gossip, but because I respect where she's coming from.

On her website she has a snippet archived from her E-Newsletter dated Jan 6, 2009 titled "Fact or Fiction" if you want to read a little bit of the history.

from clutzattack
Apr 06, 2011 9:01 pm

If you are familiar with Kelly's history with the RWA and their response to her plight, you might better understand her reason for taking this stance.I don't blame her at all, and wish I could find the blog entry she made describing the events in detail, but I can't take the time right now.
from seesabrinarun
Apr 05, 2011 3:58 pm

Agent represents romance but won't consider submissions from writers affiliated with RWA (Romance Writers of America).

I only wish I were joking. Just a heads up for those of you who haven't read the guidelines.

Agent disregarded.
from truegrit
Apr 04, 2011 12:40 pm

LOL Bethany!
I think the restructuring over the summer slowed everything down. I don't think (hope) it is her normal way of operating.
from BethanyMC
Apr 01, 2011 9:36 am


WHAT?! That's nutty.
Okay, I'll grab a drink and throw in a movie--looks like I'm in for the long haul wait.

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