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Ms. Joanna MacKenzie

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

Chicago, IL



Website: www.nelsonagency.com/

Twitter: joannamackenzie

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from gendeg
Jan 15, 2022 1:07 am


FQ 1/11/22
ER 1/14/22
adult speculative 100k+
Encouraging no: "I thought your query and sample were well-written with a strong concept but not quite what I’m looking for at the moment. ... 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."
from overallcheck
Jan 13, 2022 9:02 am


FQ 1/12/2022
Full request 1/13/2022

YA contemporary 92k
from CRogers
Jan 12, 2022 10:51 am


Form Query: 1/12/22

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 10, 2022 12:57 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks sjc0118
from sjc0118
Jan 10, 2022 12:39 pm


She's open to queries today, per her twitter.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 15, 2021 11:18 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks wirdschonklappen
from wirdschonklappen
Nov 15, 2021 6:52 am


Posted on Twitter she's closing today:

"A quick note to all of you amazing #amwriting and #amquerying humans, I'll be closing to queries Monday 11/15. Reopening in the New Year."
from jateepricelile
Nov 07, 2021 6:45 pm


FQ: 10/22/21
Rejection: 10/28/21

Submitted Ch 1-3 as per request from a conference some time ago -117K women's historical.

Quick, but positive, encouraging and personalized feedback in her rejection.
from CantStopWriting
Nov 02, 2021 3:22 pm


EQ via Query Tracker 10/25 with requisite sample pages
YA fantasy 91k
from swatithegeek
Oct 27, 2021 9:30 am


Form query: 09/17/21
Full request: 09/22/21
Very kind, personalized rejection: 10/27/21, had wonderful things to say about basically everything lol, but didn't get the "must have" feeling.

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
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

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