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Ms. Kathleen Ortiz

New Leaf Literary & Media

110 West 40th Street, Suite 2201

New York, NY 10018

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Twitter: KOrtizzle

AAR Member: Yes

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Make sure the word QUERY is in the subject line AND "Kathleen Ortiz" (if you do not put my name in the subject line, it won't get to me -- and I'll never see it).

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from MarthaJ22
Jul 18, 2021 4:14 pm

EQ 7/18/21 YA Magical Realism 95K
from MarthaJ22
Jul 18, 2021 4:14 pm

EQ 7/18/21 YA Magical Realism 95K
from MAnthony99
Dec 03, 2019 12:51 pm

EQ: 12/03/2019. Memoir.
from Angeliabailey1118
Jul 30, 2019 3:15 pm

EQ: 06/24/19
CNR: 7/30/19

Confirmation email states that if you do not receive a response within one month, it will be a pass from them. It's been 5 weeks for me, so I'm closing this one out.

YA Suspense 86k
from Zooks3
Jul 29, 2019 2:56 pm

7/29/19 - EQ re: TANCM - edgy YA - 75K
from lindsaywhat
Jul 16, 2019 10:50 am

EQ 7/16/19
YA spec fic 78k
from Catsamoa79
Jan 03, 2019 9:54 am

EQ: 11/6/18
CNR: 1/3/19
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 06, 2018 11:44 am

Thanks tharvey
from tharvey
Sep 06, 2018 11:17 am

Blog link is broken
from coffee_drinker4
Yesterday 12:16 am

EQ: 6/8
CNR: 9/24
from Boreas
Jul 08, 2017 5:52 pm

EQ: 4/19/17
CNR: 7/8/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from PilotKelson1056
Aug 26, 2016 8:44 pm

EQ: 6/30
from paintonparchment
May 30, 2016 9:16 pm

EQ: May 12th, 2016
ER: May 30th, 2016

After I queried, I got an auto-reply from New Leaf Literary saying that if I don't hear back in a month, I should assume that they've passed. But today I got a form rejection from Pete Knapp (another agent at New Leaf) with a note that Kathleen Ortiz is currently on maternity leave, so he's replying to her queries. The agency's website says not to query more than one agent from New Leaf. Even in these circumstances, does this mean that I can't re-query Kathleen Ortiz in six months? I'm a bit confused about what to do here. Opinions would be appreciated. Thanks!
from tehlorkay
Feb 04, 2016 9:24 pm

EQ: 1/9
CNR: 2/3
I know it says two weeks but I was holding out just in case. almost a month though, so I'm closing this one out. bummed.
from starrynight8
Nov 10, 2015 3:39 am

EQ: 10/26/15
CNR: 11/09/15 (As stated in their auto-responder if you do not hear back within 2-weeks time it is a no.)

Received automated e-mail response immediately:

Thank you for querying.

Your query has been received and will be reviewed by our team. If you don't hear from us within two weeks, it means that we will be passing on your work.

Please don't take a pass as a comment on you or your writing ability; it isn't intended to be one.

We wish you the best of luck with your submissions.

The New Leaf Literary Team

*Please do not respond as this is an automated response.

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