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Ms. Emily Keyes

Keyes Agency

Riverdale, NY 10471



Twitter: esc_key

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from peachie2
Sep 25, 2022 2:57 pm

FQ: 9/8/22
ER: 9/22/22

Adult science fiction, 119K
from laurablackwell
Sep 20, 2022 12:38 pm

@JustinJoseph, when to nudge is always a question! I usually do it somewhere in the three- to six-month range when agents don't give a specific length of time. As for whether she's requested materials lately, have you looked at her Timeline? You can click on the faces to find out when she rejected or requested materials. I find it very helpful.
from bluelinnet
Sep 18, 2022 4:05 pm

Form Query: Sept. 18

MG Fantasy
from JustinJoseph
Sep 17, 2022 4:19 pm

Thanks, story711
from story711
Sep 17, 2022 9:00 am

@JustinJoseph I just looked at her timeline. Although she has skipped a few, she seems to go in order of receipt. And yesterday, she finished reviewing 9/7 queries. You're next. Good luck!
from SGA001
Sep 14, 2022 6:19 am

Form Query: 9/6/22
Form rejection: 9/14/22

YA Fantasy 98k
from GinaBMonroe
Sep 12, 2022 11:29 pm

Form Query: 9/6/22
Personalized email rejection: 9/12/22

YA Contemporary Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 06, 2022 4:26 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks EvaLeppard
from EvaLeppard
Sep 06, 2022 3:27 pm

Twitter says she is reopened to queries (7/9)
from richardclin
Aug 09, 2022 2:54 am

2/24/22 FQ
3/25 Partial request
8/9 Rejected with helpful note and invitation to submit other work to her.

Thank you for sending me your manuscript. I apologize for taking so long to review the material and I really appreciate your patience with me. I am incredibly behind. I really like the writing of your sample (and would probably look at the full if I were not SO behind already). My big worry is that the voice feels a bit older than YA, possibly because one of the narrators is centuries old. I'd love to look at anything else you have, though!

100k YA fantasy
from amanda91m
Jul 18, 2022 11:45 am

FQ: 2/2/22
FR: 2/9/22
6/30/22 - emailed her to let her know I received an R&R from another agent and if she would like to wait to get the revised version in August. She responded saying she hadn't gotten to mine yet and would like to see the revised.
7/13/22 - sent a personalized rejection before I had a chance to send the revised R&R version...c'est la vie.
from caitybug12
Jul 10, 2022 11:08 am

FQ: 1/27/22
Partial Request: 2/2/22
Form rejection: 7/20/22
YA Contemporary 87K
from JBCampbell
Jun 02, 2022 4:13 pm

Submitted Query Apr 30
Rejection Received Jun 2
Adult Urban Fantasy 92K

Thank you so much for considering Keyes Agency in your search for representation. I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to review your work. Unfortunately, as I am just one person, I can only take on a few projects and I don't think this one is right for me. However, I wish you the best luck in your search for the right agent and hope everything works out as it should.

Emily S. Keyes
from Patrick (admin)
May 19, 2022 11:00 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from judyjcs
Apr 30, 2022 12:16 pm

query sent 4/7/22
nudge w/ offer of rep 4/28
rejection/step aside 4/29
nonfiction PB

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