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Ms. Joanna MacKenzie

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

Chicago, IL



Website: www.nelsonagency.com/

Twitter: joannamackenzie

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Online Form: Closed

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from colbywilkens
Jun 24, 2022 10:55 am


FQ: 4/29
Full Request: 6/3 sent same day
Nudge with offer of rep: 6/22
Kind step aside: 6/24
Enjoyed it and liked a lot of the elements, but didn't have a clear editorial vision.
82k Adult Rom Com
from rebeccatrusty
Jun 17, 2022 1:38 pm


FQ: 6/12
Rejection: 6/16 Joanna left a kind, personalized response.

Adult psychological thriller 72k
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 15, 2022 10:10 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Darksouthern
Jun 04, 2022 5:04 pm


YA/Crossover dark fantasy 95 000 words

Queried 9/5/22
Full request 3/6/22 ????
MS sent 4/6/22
from floydnerd1993
Jun 03, 2022 7:51 pm


Form Query: 5/9
Full Request: 6/3
Sent same day

Adult Thriller w/Horror Elements 92k
from SinazAZ
May 07, 2022 4:11 pm


Form query 5/7/22
Police procedural
74k
from ctimoti
Apr 28, 2022 8:51 pm


FQ: 18 Apr 22 (original query to Kristin Nelson)
Full req: 27 Apr 22

Multicultural adult rom-com, 79k
from adr900
Apr 22, 2022 4:23 pm


FQ 4/8/22
FR 4/22/22

85k Adult histrom

No from one is no from both
from KDMcQuain
Apr 19, 2022 11:50 am


FQ 4/5/22
FR 4/19/22
LGBTQ+ 109k
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.
from Mevrouw_Bee
Mar 22, 2022 3:37 pm


2.6.22 EQ Women's Historical Fiction 99,000 words
2.21.22 Form rejection
from jamisonshea
Mar 17, 2022 7:01 am


2.17.22 EQ for YA contemporary fantasy/horror to Kristin Nelson
2.28.22 Full request from Joanna Mackenzie (agency shares queries)
3.2.22 RP form - no from one means no from both
from alpacabowl
Mar 15, 2022 9:42 am


I have found with this agency, after querying them a few times over the years, they never seem to want what they are actually asking for. My query matched almost perfectly to her wish list.
from jordanwritelife47
Mar 12, 2022 5:26 pm


A very kind rejection praising writing and character development
from ellerose
Mar 04, 2022 11:00 am


Pitch Wars full request sent 2/14
Kind step aside 3/4
Loved the setting and the concept but the pacing didn't pull her in.

YA suspense/thriller 74K
from LookingForAnAgent
Feb 10, 2022 8:37 am


Form rejection after 13 days.

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