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Ms. Joanna MacKenzie

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

Chicago, IL


Twitter: joannamackenzie

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from JQuery
Jan 18, 2019 10:53 am

EQ Form 1/4
ER Form 1/18
from KristenH
Jan 12, 2019 6:34 am

EQ 1/3/19 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 1/10/19 (Passed-not good fit)
from ksanderson
Jan 08, 2019 8:55 am

EQ 1/8/2019
supernatural thriller
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 02, 2019 2:21 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries. Now using QueryManager.
from TerrieSkyeWrites
Dec 09, 2018 10:30 am

EQ: 11/26/18
ER: 12/3/18 - Form Letter
Mystery - 120k
from JVision88
Dec 07, 2018 10:20 am

EQ: 11/16/2018
ER: 12/07/2018

A kind, form rejection. Listed every agent names so I guess that a no from one, no from all.
from ARS004
Dec 01, 2018 1:53 pm

EQ: 11/08/18
ER: 12/01/18
Mystery - 100,000 - 109,000

Nicest rejection letter received to date.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 01, 2018 12:16 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from jeasley
Nov 26, 2018 6:34 pm

11/1/18 EQ 95K upmarket
11/26/18 ER form
Nov 06, 2018 4:37 pm

11/6 requested full! Gosh, I hope she likes it.
from Opuntiapunk
Oct 29, 2018 5:45 pm

Probably a form letter, but very decent: complimenting my query and the concept and proposing that another agent will be interested.
from gsc723
Oct 12, 2018 10:50 am

EQ: 8/20
Full request: 8/30
women's fiction
from jonnewhall
Oct 11, 2018 4:32 pm

EQ: 9/25/18
ER: 10/11/18
A short but positive message from her (which I appreciated).

93,000 word Thriller
from pegcheng
Oct 02, 2018 11:57 am

EQ: 9/11/2018
ER: 10/2/2018
Suspense thriller 65K
Form letter
from bevjack1
May 11, 2018 9:20 am

EQ 4/25/18 Lit Fic 74K
ER 5/11/18 Form? I suppose, but pleasant.

Thank you so much for thinking of me for your project! I thought your query and sample were well-written with a strong concept but not quite what I’m looking for at the moment. Because I’m careful to keep my client list manageable, I’m being really selective about what I request. However, I think another agent is going to be intrigued enough to ask for the manuscript and I’m sorry I can’t offer a referral.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.


Joanna MacKenzie

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