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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 Patrick (admin)
Jan 11, 2021 11:23 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from sgtkilljoy79
Dec 07, 2020 10:20 am


EQ: 16 Nov 20
FR: 7 Dec 20

Adult suspense/thriller, 80k

Third time querying Joanna. The team at NLA seem very well-rounded and passionate about their clients. Best of luck to everyone in the trenches!
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 30, 2020 5:47 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks anica74
from anica74
Nov 30, 2020 5:28 pm


Not accepting queries until January 4th.
from Mardita222
Nov 30, 2020 2:53 pm


Form rejection, but a nice one.
from Coreyjayne
Oct 12, 2020 2:57 pm


EQ: 9/26
FR: 10/12

88k Contemp Romance
from notsonewbie
Oct 02, 2020 11:07 am


EQ: 9/12/20
Notification of offer of rep: 10/2/20
Kind step aside: 10/2/20

92k Contemporary romance
from RedOryx
Oct 02, 2020 9:21 am


FQ 8/25/20
FR 8/27/20
9/28/2020 Offered rep
10/2/2020 ACCEPTED REP!!!

80K Adult contemporary romance
from pljarizona
Aug 12, 2020 12:54 am


FQ 8/3/20
FR 8/10/20 - I apprediate the prompt response.
Historical Family Saga 92,200
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 03, 2020 11:26 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from ScribblingWoman
Jul 09, 2020 4:53 pm


EQ: 5/25/2020
Full Request: 5/27/2020
Full Rejection: 7/1/2020
Verbatim the same response @gracieprince got a couple years ago--sounds somewhat personalized, but just a form. :(
"This story has all the elements I love—an interesting premise and a well built world. The writing is solid with a nice voice. A dynamic, interesting protagonist. It’s with a lot of regret I’m going to pass on offering representation. I just didn’t get that “must have” feeling when reading. Because I’m careful to keep my client list manageable, I’m being really selective about what authors/novels I take on. I know another agent will feel differently and I will be cheering you on from the sidelines."
78k Commercial WF

from albert
Jul 04, 2020 3:07 am


Sent polite letter stating that it's not right for them. A few days later the agent was closed to queries.
from americantypo
Jul 02, 2020 5:10 pm


Got the rejection today; form letter, word for word what Scribbling Woman got. It sucks, but I also can't hope that there is some level of sincerity and that even if it wasn't a match, even getting a request is a huge accomplishment and they'll be an agent that clicks with the material. Off I go to drink, good luck everyone.
from Catsamoa79
Jul 02, 2020 5:06 pm


EQ: 6/25/20
ER: 7/2/20
Form letter
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 01, 2020 12:35 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

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