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Ms. Suzie Townsend

New Leaf Literary & Media

110 West 40th Street, Suite 2201

New York, NY 10018

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Twitter: sztownsend81

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from Fordwalker
Mar 21, 2019 3:45 pm

(YA speculative fiction 103k words)
EQ: 1/09 (to Joanna Volpe, who passed me on to Suzie)
FR: 1/14
ER: 3/21
"I finished reading THE BLADE AND THE BOW. Thank you for being so patient while I considered it for representation. I really love your premise. Unfortunately I don't feel it's quite right for my list. I'm regretfully going to pass.
Please don't take this rejection as a comment on your writing, because it isn't intended to be one. While your novel has merit, I am forced to give serious consideration to the realities of the marketplace when deciding which writers to represent. And I really have to be absolutely in love with every project I choose to take on.
Best of luck with this project and all your endeavors. Due to the volume of queries and submissions I receive, I'm unable to provide a personal evaluation and/or further explanation of my decision.
Good luck with your submissions."

While that's truly lovely feedback from her, I've had a couple of "great! but not quite right for my list" responses in the past week and I would love it if someone could give me some solid workable feedback. I want to grow as a writer, and make this a better book.
from Idunnoyouyet
Mar 21, 2019 1:41 am

EQ: 2/7
CNR: 3/21

YA Fantasy
from HopefulHopefulHopeful
Mar 18, 2019 2:48 pm

EQ 3/7/19
FR 3/18/19
Literary woman's fiction (if that is a genre) - 89,000 words

I thought this was one of the most professional emails I've seen from an agent. She said she hoped to read it within 30 days, but if I hadn't heard back within 60 days, to check in via email. I really appreciated the timeline and wish every agent was like this. My fingers are crossed, but even if she passes, I feel this was a very positive interaction and anyone would be lucky to work with her.
from PSbookish
Mar 18, 2019 2:38 pm

I sent a query to this agent on 3/18/2019. Hopefully they don't mind if you sent one to another agent in the same agency already. Will update this when there is a response.
from onelovegcy
Mar 16, 2019 11:25 am

I originally queried Joanna Volpe at this agency on 2/1/19, then last night (3/15) I was going through some old emails and found a full request from Suzie sent a month ago (2/16) which I'd somehow overlooked(!) Joanna had passed my query on to her. Of course, I was mortified and immediately sent her the material with my apologies. I hope she hasn't lost interest yet because her email was very warm and, after reviewing her profile, I thought she sounded great.
adult literary fiction 80k
from kjgillenwater
Mar 15, 2019 11:17 am

EQ: 2/7/19
I guess based on commenter post, she's all caught up and she's not interested.

80K romantic suspense
from AprylBaker
Mar 07, 2019 4:41 pm

03/07/19: EQ NA PNR
from ewoodrumauthor
Feb 20, 2019 10:41 am

One month before CNR.
from jenniferfelton
Feb 19, 2019 8:31 pm

EQ 2/3 76K paranormal romance
CNR 2/19 due to website update.
from krashnburn
Feb 18, 2019 8:12 pm

YA humorous contemp
EQ: 2/11/19
CNR: 2/18/18 if she's all caught up
from VeraJam
Feb 18, 2019 7:29 pm

EQ: 1/28
CNR: 2/18
from Michelle_in_WI
Feb 18, 2019 3:48 pm

EQ 1/02
CNR 2/18 based on her website status: "Query Status: I've read all queries submitted on or before 11:59 am EST on February 16th! "

Contemporary YA 81K
from TGrace
Feb 16, 2019 2:35 pm

EQ: 11/20/18
FR: 12/15/18 (!!!!!!!!!)
YA Contemp Fantasy 86K
1/30/19 - Liked both YA and MG F pitches for #SFFPit; told me to send her the MG query as well.
2/6/19 - rejected the YA, no response on the MG F query yet
2/16/19 - FR on the MG F :)
from benalvord
Feb 07, 2019 9:43 am

EQ: 2/7/19
YA Urban Fantasy 75K
from royalmcflea
Feb 06, 2019 10:36 pm

EQ 10/9/18
FR 10/15/18
ER 2/6/19 (Kind form rejection on the full)

MG fantasy 77K

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