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Ms. Joanna MacKenzie

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

Chicago, IL



Website: www.nelsonagency.com/

Twitter: joannamackenzie

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Closed

E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Nov 15, 2022 3:36 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from J_Ward
Nov 08, 2022 11:41 am


Form Query 10/24/22
Form Rejection 11/08/22

Supernatural Suspense, 89k
from ElleDesamours
Nov 04, 2022 10:31 am


Query sent 10/15/22
YA Speculative Mystery 75k
Nudge with offer of rep 10/28/22
Full Request 10/30/22
Kind Rejection 11/4/22
from rosiesycamore
Nov 03, 2022 4:34 pm


FQ: 10/19/22
FR: 11/3/22
Women's Fiction, 64K
Dear ------, Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your submission. Unfortunately, it's not quite what I'm looking for at the moment. I wish I could offer a more personalized response, but do know that we read every query letter and sample we receive. Even though your project is not right for us, it might be right for another agent, so don’t give up! Good luck with all your publishing endeavors. Sincerely, Joanna MacKenzie
from itsmetheresac
Oct 25, 2022 1:29 pm


Query sent Oct. 10
Form rejection Oct. 24
from Roll_4_Initiative
Oct 19, 2022 12:10 am


Queried 9/22/22
Full Request 10/14/22

71k Adult Suspense Novel with plus sized protagonist and amateur sleuthing in a haunted mansion.
from lhanso
Oct 16, 2022 8:42 pm


Nice rejection 10/13/22
from KimStrickland
Oct 14, 2022 4:21 pm


Online form: 9/16
Full request 9/30
Nice, personal rejection 10/14
from banaesma
Oct 11, 2022 2:59 pm


FQ: 4 October, 2022
QR: 11 October, 2022

Polite form rejection letter.

Adult 83k LitFic
from blackhand
Oct 06, 2022 10:35 pm


Form Query: 9.21.22
Form Rejection: 10.6.22

YA Historical, 91k
from curlygirlknepper
Oct 05, 2022 7:28 pm


9/16/22 - Form - query letter, bio, comps, first 10 pages of MS
82K - YA Contemporary Romance

10/5/22 - Form Rejection
Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your submission. Unfortunately, it's not quite what I'm looking for at the moment. I wish I could offer a more personalized response, but do know that we read every query letter and sample we receive.
from EikoMT
Oct 04, 2022 6:39 pm


Form query: 9/15/22
Form rejection: 10/4/22
Literary fiction, 80K
The agency's homepage has updates on the time they take for replies. Currently it's one to three weeks.
from Catlin22
Oct 03, 2022 3:19 pm


Submitted 9/12 via QM
Polite form rejection on 10/3 included, in part: Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your submission. Unfortunately, it's not quite what I'm looking for at the moment. I wish I could offer a more personalized response, but do know that we read every query letter and sample we receive.
from Tara725
Sep 21, 2022 1:05 pm


Form query: 9/14/22
Form rejection: 9/21/22
Adult contemporary romance, 81k
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 12, 2022 11:37 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

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