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Ms. Joanna MacKenzie

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

Chicago, IL



Website: www.nelsonagency.com/

Twitter: joannamackenzie

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from jdianne
Oct 13, 2021 4:55 pm


FQ: 10/6
Rejection: 10/13

Kind, encouraging, personalized rejection. Seems lovely!

Contemporary women's fiction, 83K words
from CallWriterLee
Oct 01, 2021 1:24 pm


Contemporary YA 98K
FQ 9/16
FR 10/01

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.
from Marleenie
Oct 01, 2021 8:05 am


Very polite and professional. Marlene Asher "Terror at the Sleepyville Treasure Hunt"
from vmcbooks
Sep 28, 2021 1:32 pm


FQ: 09/14/2021
FR: 09/27/2021

YA Fantasy 60k
from OPKiwi
Sep 28, 2021 10:57 am


rejection 14 days
from swatithegeek
Sep 22, 2021 9:58 pm


Form query: 09/17/21
Full request: 09/22/21

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from VandyMae
Sep 22, 2021 9:45 pm


FQ: 9/14
Full Request: 9/15 (sent 9/20)
Kind form rejection 9/22

YA Horror 97K
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 13, 2021 6:57 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from jadege
Jul 12, 2021 4:39 pm


6/25/21 EQ
7/12/21 Form Reject (same) And she's suddenly closed to queries. Begs the question whether my query was in fact read. wf
from direfox240
Jul 12, 2021 12:47 pm


Form rejection, but a very nice one. Same as the others listed below. Queried her two days before she closed. Drat.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 01, 2021 7:09 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from LizBrignac
Jun 30, 2021 5:54 pm


Declined, but with a very kind, personal note that I appreciated. Also, a quick turnaround. Contemporary romance 90k, 6/30.
from WillGranger
Jun 30, 2021 12:28 pm


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.
from gcontelmo
Jun 28, 2021 4:45 pm


Query: 6/11/2021
Rejection: 6/28/2021

YA Fantasy 91k

Polite 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. Even though your project is not right for us, it might be right for another agent, so don’t give up!
from janlep
May 25, 2021 10:32 am


Online query: 5/23/21
Polite form rejection similar to others listed below: 5/25/21
Romantic suspense, 95K

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