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Ms. Carolyn Swayze

Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency Ltd.

W.R.P.O., Box 39588

White Rock, BC V4B 5L6

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from anotherearth
May 31, 2016 2:33 pm

EQ: 04.28.2016
ER: 05.31.2016 Literary

I noticed that Querytracker now says she's closed to submissions. I checked her website and it says she is closed to unsolicited submissions as of May, 2016.

Rejection below:

Dear Author,

We apologize for this form letter of reply. We appreciate your query and have reviewed its suitability for our list given our current expertise, contacts and areas of interest. Unfortunately we did not feel it was a fit for this agency. The huge volume of queries and submissions we now receive means we are unable to reply personally and individually to any query unless we are interested in representing the author. Thank you for your understanding.

We are only able to sign about a dozen new authors to our roster each year.

Best of luck,
the Swayze Agency staff
from Patrick (admin)
May 17, 2016 5:55 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from cterlson
Aug 18, 2015 9:27 pm

ER: 04/23

Exchanged emails with Kris Rothstein before - she almost always requests exclusives.

04/24 And she just requested one today. Sigh. Can't offer it to her - other agents have it, including 2 partials.
Update - I told her she was the only Canadian agent I queried, though other U.S. Agents have the novel. (2 partial requests currently). She said unless she could have it for 4-6 weeks, exclusive, she wasn't interested. Whatever.

2nd update - after much deliberation, I granted Kris an exclusive. I'll see what happens. Meanwhile, the manuscript is in limbo - though, she says that it only be about 4 weeks.
from MoonChiquita
Feb 05, 2015 5:43 pm

EQ: Feb 2
FR: Feb 5

Request came from another agent here, Kris Rothstein, who requested a 4-week exclusive. I told her I couldn't grant it because others already have the MS--who knew I'd ever have that problem? :S

YA retelling
from April_Murphy
Aug 18, 2014 3:59 pm

EQ 07/21/2014

Partial Requested 07/22/2014

ER 08/18/2014

YA Supernatural
from JD_Wallace_826
Apr 11, 2014 1:55 pm

EQ 3/13/14
ER 4/9/14

Commercial Spy-Romance - 104k
from April_Murphy
Feb 20, 2014 5:44 pm

EQ - Jan 29
ER (FORM) Feb 20
from MoonDreamer
Feb 16, 2014 6:27 pm

EQ: Jan 21
ER: (form) Feb 16

YA speculative (was a bit of a long shot, I'll admit)
from Epaddler
Dec 11, 2013 10:10 am

EQ: 12/4/13
Request from K. Rothstein for first three chapters.
Non-fiction travel
Not a Canadian, by the way, and my email reached them.
from rosesuemoto
Sep 29, 2013 9:34 pm

Received an email bounce, saying the query didn't go through because of a spam filter. Wonder if she is filtering out email sent from the US. If so, she may be losing some good writers in the process.
from mbowman
Apr 10, 2013 4:25 am

Ditto, cmannino.

I lived in Canada when I was elementary school and for a few months in 2011, you think that counts, haha?
from cmannino
Apr 05, 2013 12:04 pm

Anyone know if they even look at non-Canadian authors?
from sblack
Aug 13, 2012 3:32 pm

EQ: 08/02
Somewhat dubious partial request fr Kris 08/11.

"I think I'd need to see a sample chapter and introduction before I could make an real assessment." [sic! just noticed typo!] - based on seeing non-fiction proposal.
from EddieDean19
Jul 24, 2012 4:56 am

Q-July 4th
PR for next 50 pages 7/23 with really positive things to say about my writing (and that the MS sounded very out-there but liked my story-telling, so she wanted to see where it went). is pretty out there.

literary/sci-fi/fantasy/mystery gumbo
from kabain
Jun 26, 2012 7:48 pm

EQ: 05/21
ER: 06/26

Personalized rejection from Ms Rothstein. Praised the excerpt but decided wasn't the right person to sell it.

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