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Ms. Helen Heller

Helen Heller Agency

253 Eglinton Ave W. Suite 202

Toronto, ON M4R 1B1

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Twitter: helenheller

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Oct 11, 2019 9:49 am

Profile Update: New email address. Genres updated.
from RetroisKing
Jul 14, 2019 1:46 pm

Kensi99. From what I read no query means they are closed, which why not just say that? Their website is no longer up, they have may folded?
from Kensi99
Feb 18, 2019 1:21 pm

Does anyone understand her sub guidelines? It mentions a synopsis not a query. Also mentions pasting a "writing sample" - presumably from the book you're pitching, but does not mention how many pages. It also warns not to deviate from the sub guidelines - despite them being, erm, a bit vague.
from ajvan78
Feb 02, 2018 2:55 pm

PitMad request 12/4
Query & full sent 12/8

MG Fantasy. Looks like she's not in the habit of responding quickly.

Update: No response ever.
from Pauukiku
Nov 26, 2017 3:02 pm

From her timeline, it seems if she hasn't gotten back in a day it's over.
from BlueRidgeDave
May 06, 2017 8:31 pm

EQ: 5/6/17

Philosophical/Lit. Fiction; 117,000 words
from SAR11577
Dec 05, 2014 8:20 am

Pitmad request 12/4
Full sent 12/5

Judging from KellyE I'm in for a very long wait!
from professor
Apr 06, 2013 2:07 pm

5 out is excellent. Good luck finding the right agent.
from professor
Apr 05, 2013 11:45 am


Yes. Her and eleven others. She is an excellent agent.
from professor
Mar 30, 2013 8:50 am

She has a full and is currently reading.
from HipHopapotamus
Jan 29, 2013 6:48 pm

Patrick, we can add historical fiction to Helen's genres. She'll be at the Historical Novel Society conference this summer. Her description includes the following:

"She specializes in front-list fiction which she defines as ‘the sweet spot where extraordinary prose meets engrossing plots’. She loves historical fiction and has handled many historical novels such as the recently-published The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay. She has also done historical crime fiction like The Mistress of the Art of Death series by Ariana Franklin. Helen’s preference is for books that transcend genre to deliver amazing characters as well as riveting stories. She is a stickler for historical accuracy and gets annoyed at dialogic solecisms in shows like Downtown Abbey and The Hour! That having been said, she also has an innate dislike for ‘talking forsoothly’ in her books."
from jesisdad
Sep 29, 2011 3:53 pm

For those of you wondering, if you'll go to their website, they say quite plainly that if you don't hear back from them in a week or so, they're probably not interested. It's on the FAQ page under "I emailed a query but I never heard back! Why?"
from kstjarre
May 19, 2011 11:32 am

Sent a query. Helen req a partial. Sent the partial. She req a full. Sent the full in early Jan 2011. Haven't heard anything. Followed up with an email in April. Haven't heard. Typically, if someone req a full, they at least let you know if they passed, right? Or am I being impatient and it could be a few more months?

Aug 8, 2011- After another follow up today, recvd an email from Helen saying she had replied some time ago to let me know the book wasn't a fit. I never recvd that, obviously wouldn't have nudged someone who had already rejected it. Sorry to have bothered her because she was very nice/professional throughout the process.
from Love4Ireland
Mar 11, 2010 11:57 am

Queried on 02/10/2010. I haven't heard back from here....I'm guessing it is a no.
from stacyovermanmorrison
Dec 02, 2009 5:42 pm

Sarah requested a partial in less than two weeks. They are changing over their computer system and emails seem to be a bit backlogged right now.

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