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Formerly with FinePrint Literary Management. No longer working as an agent.

This Agent is Closed to Queries.

Ms. Colleen Lindsay



Blog: theswivet.blogspot.com

AAR Member: unknown

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Online Form: Closed

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from isinglass
Aug 05, 2010 1:51 pm


I guess working a salaried job is more tempting than working for a commission in a down economy. It's a shame, though. She sounded like she was one of the better ones.
from kimysworld
Aug 05, 2010 7:29 am


I cannot believe she quit! She seemed like such a big agent!
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 04, 2010 1:46 pm


No longer working as an agent. Formerly with FinePrint Literary Management.

(Thanks bigblackcat97)
from bigblackcat97
Aug 04, 2010 11:57 am


It seems Colleen has left agenting, according to her blog today. She took a publishing position with Penguin. I guess we can hold off on those queries indefinitely :)

http://theswivet.blogspot.com/2010/08/in-which-i-leave-agenting-for-life-with.html
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 18, 2010 3:16 pm


Thank you fcossette.
from fcossette
Jun 17, 2010 3:09 pm


She is extending her query hiatus until October 1st according to her Twitter.

"Please note: I am extending my query hiatus through the end of the summer. Any queries rec'd between 6/1 and 10/1 will be deleted unread."
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 05, 2010 3:50 pm


Updated Genres.

(Thanks jessicatudor)
from jessicatudor
Jun 04, 2010 4:12 pm


Also from Twitter:

colleenlindsay: Also, head's up: I am no longer accepting proposals for graphic novels.
4:24 PM Jun 2nd via web
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 01, 2010 10:56 am


Thank you jessicatudor. I marked her as closed for the month.
from jessicatudor
May 31, 2010 5:58 pm


Colleen has just tweeted that she will be closed to queries during the month of June. All will be deleted unread.

ETA: Blog post here: http://theswivet.blogspot.com/2010/05/closed-to-queries-for-month-of-june.html
from AlienZombie
May 28, 2010 2:28 pm


Queried 5/25. Useless form rejection 5/28.
from Sigerson
May 25, 2010 1:50 pm


Sent query on 5/22/10 and received polite form rejection 5/23/10.
from Phantom_Jetty
May 24, 2010 1:14 pm


I sent out my query on 5/19/10 and received a form rejection today, 5/24/10.
from hb_wichita
May 24, 2010 12:28 pm


email query 5-24-10
email response less than half an hour later.

This is an automated response. You're receiving this message because your word count was either much too low or much too high.

Here's a refresher on word counts for fiction.

http://theswivet.blogspot.com/2008/03/on-word-counts-and-novel-length.html


I have to assume this is a rejection based only upon word count. There was absolutely no mention of "this isn't right for me", etc. It's a shame because from everything that I've read she seemed to be the ideal agent for my dark comic transgressive fiction.
from Amaryllis
May 21, 2010 10:42 am


E-queried late last night, 5/20, and had a form rejection waiting this morning!

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