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Ms. Eleanor Wood

Spectrum Literary Agency

320 Central Park West, Suite 1-D

New York, NY 10025


AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from OnyxEyez
Aug 06, 2021 1:55 am

Snail Mail Query: 7/15
Email request full: 7/26
Emailed Full: 7/29

Adult Scifi
(One of my dream agents - I met her quite a few years back)
from PoetArchitect
May 27, 2021 7:21 pm

Submit on paper only. Hmmm.
from jjadamson
May 07, 2021 11:58 am

Has anyone ever heard back from this agency? :D
from jessica
Apr 17, 2020 2:59 pm

Snail mail? Come on. Join the century.
from BabyBird
Jul 03, 2019 9:36 pm

Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted.
SNAIL mail only.
from KristenH
May 16, 2019 6:17 am

SQ 10/2/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 3/12/19 (No word via snail mail nudges)
Update: Belated SR 4/12/19 (Passed--not good fit)

WIndmo, you're supposed to send a query out and not a sample chapter.
from Windmo
Oct 13, 2018 5:12 pm

SQ: 10/13/18 first 10 pages
from KristenH
Sep 02, 2018 4:43 pm

SQ 2/28/18 (Requery Venom)
CNR 6/5/18 (No word from snail mail nudge.)
Update: ER 7/18/18 (Passed--didn't feel enthusiastic)

9/2/18: SQ 8/8/18 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
SR 8/31/18 (Passed--not enthusiastic)
from BillGinTexas
Jun 19, 2018 9:18 am

SMQ: 11/20/2017 86k Hist Fic
SMR: 06/15/2018 form rejection letter

Maybe she like it some or maybe she forgot it.
from alibryn
Apr 10, 2018 9:04 am

11/13/2017 sent postal query with SASE
4/10/2018 CNR. No response after 5 months even with postage paid, though website says response time is 2-3 months. Maybe she's just swamped but I'm closing this one out.
from FGeiger
Nov 10, 2017 9:26 am


Spectrum's policy is to read only book-length manuscripts that we have specifically asked to see. Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted.

Anyone interested in representation must send a query letter* with a return stamped (not metered ), self-addressed envelope to:

Justin Bell or Eleanor Wood
Spectrum Literary Agency
320 Central Park West Suite 1-D
New York, NY 10025

Letters sent without SASE will not be answered. The letter should describe your book briefly and include publishing credits and background information or qualifications relating to your work, and the first 10 pages of your work. Our response time is generally 2-3 months.

* Spectrum will not accept/respond to queries that arrive by fax, e-mail, or telephone. All queries MUST be sent through the mail.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 05, 2017 9:24 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

from alibryn
Feb 28, 2017 5:04 am

ladyhoffman: I think that's just for Justin Bell. It also says: "Eleanor Wood is not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at this time, except by referral."
from ladyhoffman
Feb 27, 2017 1:06 pm

Patrick: When I checked out their website, I saw that they don't accept unsolicited manuscripts, but they do have instructions for queries by snail mail. They want a description of the book, background info, and the first ten pages.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 16, 2014 4:00 pm

Profile update: closed to queries.

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