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Ms. Meg Thompson

Thompson Literary Agency

48 Great Jones Street #5F

New York, NY 10012


AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Somewhere
Nov 01, 2022 1:35 pm

4/18/22 - Query - Memoir
7/7/22 - Full Request
8/15/22 - Offer of Representation

Ms. Thompson and her agency were one of my top choices when I began searching for an agent. I knew it was unlikely that I'd ever hear back from her; the vast majority of her clients are referrals, but I queried her anyway. More than eighty days passed before she responded and asked for my full manuscript. Two weeks later, she opened a dialogue through QueryManager and asked if I'd be willing to work with an editor. Publishing can be a cruel, painful industry for debut writers, but if you love and believe in your work, don't give up.
from Marguerite
Jul 02, 2022 2:59 pm

Only took a few days for the rejection.
from kmp152
Apr 21, 2022 6:02 pm

Electronic Form Query sent 3/28/22

Memoir 89K words

Form letter rejection 4/21/22
from AjP1933
Nov 20, 2021 3:46 pm

Query sent via Query Manager 11/03/21
82K memoir
ER 11/18/21
from OPKiwi
Sep 20, 2021 2:35 am

CNR 108 days
no response to nudge
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 27, 2021 7:04 pm

Profile Update: Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.
from Bonni_Brodnick
May 06, 2021 4:41 pm

EQ: 5/5/21. Memoir
from MAnthony99
Dec 03, 2019 8:27 am

EQ: 12/03/2019. Memoir.
from Writeous
May 24, 2018 1:25 pm

SQL: May 5th
RL: May 24th


Dear Mr. (My Last Name)

Thank you so much for your interest in Thompson Literary Agency. While we appreciate the opportunity to review your work, we didn't find this project to be a good match for our list at this time.

We wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.

TLA Submissions

NOTE: I am not a Mister. I am a Mrs. and so I find it hard to believe that they even read it, but thank you for your time TLA.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 14, 2015 11:44 am

Profile Update: She has started her own agency. Formerly of Einstein Thompson Agency.

(Thanks JCHFLA)
Dec 04, 2014 7:42 am

Publishers Lunch this week reports they are splitting the agency. "The Thompson Literary Agency and Einstein Literary Management will each open for business in January 2015, with both agencies continuing to work with Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary for foreign rights."
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 05, 2013 10:23 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from greenk
Feb 26, 2013 7:59 pm

I submitted a query in December. Yesterday I got an email asking for my full manuscript. I sent it last night, and had a rejection by 2:30 today. Both the request and the rejection were "dear author" form letters. I'm wondering now if the request was a glitch in the system and they never meant to request my manuscript in the first place. This happen to anyone else?
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 04, 2013 10:04 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from arest23
Feb 16, 2012 1:12 pm

Meg Thompson is participating in Query Roulette, an event organized by the Women's National Book Association - NYC. Ten minutes with a literary agent who will review your query letter. February 28, NYC. Register online here.

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