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Ms. Joanna MacKenzie

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

Chicago, IL


Twitter: joannamackenzie

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from sfdwriter
Oct 20, 2019 5:07 pm

FQ: 10/4/19
ER: 10/18/19 (form)

upmarket WF 92K
from cterlson
Oct 11, 2019 11:00 am

Online Form - 09/20/2019
ER - 10/11/2019
88k Crime/mystery
from hipsterchocobo
Oct 08, 2019 10:19 am

Form Query 10/01
ER 10/08 Form letter

Detective mystery
from Winnie12
Sep 28, 2019 1:32 pm

8/08/19 EQ
8/13/19 (Kristen passed it along to Joanna thinking it was a better fit)
9/17/19 nudge to make sure she received
9/18/19 FR
Now we wait, lol

Lit thriller 88k
from Jazzcat
Sep 06, 2019 1:51 pm

EQ: 8/22/19 Paranormal Mystery. MC is woman in her mid-40's who is starting over in work as well as love; hoped it would be a good fit for an agent who was "dying to read women's second act stories."
ER: 9/6/19 Guess not! ;)
from Writer72kehr
Sep 05, 2019 8:02 am

EQ: 8/16/19
WF 90K
read she was "dying to read women's second act stories"
FR: 9/4/19 sent same day
ER: like 20 minutes later, ouch.
from LGV_AL
Aug 16, 2019 1:41 pm

EQ 8/2/19 literary mystery @97K
ER 8/16/19
from clearwater
Aug 12, 2019 6:09 pm

EQ 8/7/19 historical mystery @82k
ER 8/12/19 Form letter
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 01, 2019 6:11 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 01, 2019 7:55 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from anotherearth
Jun 18, 2019 7:33 pm

EQ: 03/26
ER: 06/18 I had written this off as a CNR but received a very delayed, personalized rejection.

Literary, 75K
from cheesymoonboy
Jun 17, 2019 11:01 am

EQ: 6/1/19
ER: 6/17/19
95K Sci-fi thriller


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.

Joanna MacKenzie
from Patrick (admin)
May 04, 2019 5:29 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from KristenH
Apr 21, 2019 2:02 pm

EQ 3/4/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 3/18/19 (Passed--not good fit)

4/21/19: EQ 4/3/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 4/17/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from CWatsonJr
Jan 30, 2019 5:25 pm

EQ 1/22/2019
ER 1/29/2019 (Passed - not a good fit)
Romantic Fiction

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