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Ms. Ellen Twaddell

Elaine Koster Literary Agency LLC

55 Central Park West, Suite #6

New York, NY 10023



AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Closed

E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Becca800
Nov 10, 2011 9:27 pm


EQ 11/3
ER 11/10

YA Scifi Didn't realize she didn't accept unsolicited queries or else I would not have sent it.
from KristenH
Sep 02, 2011 6:47 am


Sorry to hear it Phenompen! You were on fire!
from phenompen
Sep 01, 2011 6:16 pm


6/28: EQ to Denise Shannon
7/6: Request for first chapter by Ellen Twaddell
8/2: Helpful rejection
YA dystopian
from KristenH
Jul 21, 2011 6:25 am


That's odd. What happened to Lehmann though. Patrick?
from Lion_Hearted_Girl
Jul 20, 2011 10:21 am


The same thing happened to me, phenompen. I queried Denise Shannon (at Denise Shannon Literary Agency) and got a request for the first chapter of my novel from Ellen Twaddell. So it would seem that Ellen switched agencies...
from phenompen
Jul 06, 2011 5:13 pm


It appears this agent has moved to Denise Shannon Literary Agency, Inc? I queried Denise Shannon and Ellen Twaddell replied from an email address @deniseshannonagency.com...
Also she requested the first chapter for my YA novel, so genres is out of date too?
from KristenH
Apr 30, 2011 6:18 am


No problem Patrick.

6/15, even though she's still closed to new queries, I've queried her. Today I've heard back with same response.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 29, 2011 8:37 pm


Closed to queries.

(Thanks all.)
from KristenH
Apr 29, 2011 6:27 am


Yesterday, I've gotten the same response for Stephanie Lehmann.
from survivinginla
Apr 28, 2011 4:53 pm


Yeah, AgentQuery also has her as closed to unsolicited queries.
from KristenH
Nov 03, 2010 4:25 pm


I sent this out on 10/18 and got the same rejection notice today: not taking any submissions.
from JohnWN
Oct 01, 2010 3:22 pm


Oct 1 2010 rejection with note saying no longer accepting submissions.
from brooklyn
Jul 02, 2010 7:14 pm


Equeried 5/21/2010
Request for full 5/26/2010
Snail mailed full 5/27/2010
Rejection 6/19/2010

Rejection was handwritten note on copy of email that I printed and mailed with the manuscript.

from jeremydbrooks
Jun 17, 2010 5:53 pm


Sent snail mail letter and SASE 5/14, 6/3 received letter asking for 3 chapters; however, it was not worded as a partial request, it was a clarification of policy:

"We now accept hard copy queries from all authors that include the following:

A cover letter with a paragraph about yourself and summarizing the book. Please be sure to include your word count here.

The first three chapters of the book.
An SASE for our reply."

Good to know, but contrary to their info up on AgentQuery and Publishers Marketplace.
from jett71
Mar 03, 2010 12:49 pm


YA fiction query sent to Stephanie Lehmann 2-4
full requested by Ellen Twaddell 2-16
handwritten "sorry not for us" received 2-26
no further info; not very useful.

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