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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

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from madelinek
Today 5:07 pm

@ruha_alford It means "at a time". Suzie Townsend has said that you can query another New Leaf agent the moment the four weeks is up on her instagram Q&As. Before requerying, I would still look over your query letter and first pages to see if they're the best they can be!
from Attewell
Jun 14, 2021 1:19 pm

EQ 6/14/21
YA SF 80,000
from Thornbird1888
Jun 10, 2021 1:05 pm

ruha_alford I believe it's don't query another agent if one passes. A no from one is a no from all. Unless stated otherwise on their website. :)
from ruha_alford
Jun 10, 2021 11:21 am

I'm about to close this query tomorrow CNR (YA Fantasy). The New Leaf website says "Do not query more than one agent at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc."

Does anyone know if that means "at a time" or just don't try again at all?
from misstery
Jun 04, 2021 5:56 pm

Email Query: 6/3/21

Adult SpecFic, 90k
from Isolamelia
Jun 02, 2021 1:00 pm

EQ: 4/5/21
CNR: 6/1/21
MG Fantasy
Automatic reply to query same as below "If you don't hear from us within one month, it means that we will be passing on your work."
from tnmoore84
May 26, 2021 2:42 pm

EQ: 4/24/21
CNR: 5/26/21
Women's Fic/Rom

*I did receive an auto response saying the following:
Thank you for querying.

Your query has been received and will be reviewed by our team. If you don't hear from us within one month, 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.
from BSWindon
May 10, 2021 6:14 am

EQ: 10/05/2021

YA Fantasy (105,000 words)
from mkhardy
Apr 27, 2021 5:21 pm

Email query 16 Feb 2021
CNR 29 March 2021

Adult Space Opera 123k
from suzel11
Apr 27, 2021 8:21 am

EQ 4/27/21

Queer YA Fantasy 90k

Received automated email confirming receipt immediately
from K_Hana_Lee
Apr 26, 2021 3:42 pm

EQ 4/5/21
Offer nudge 4/13/21
CNR 4/26/21

Adult Fantasy 120k
from SherLeeWriter
Apr 24, 2021 3:59 am

EQ: 01/29 (did not get auto-response and spent inordinate amount of time agonizing if I should resend)
Paused querying in February as I decided to revise based on editorial feedback.
Resent EQ with nudge of offer of rep: 04/08
Suzie forwarded my submission to her colleague, Stephanie Kim, who offered rep!

YA queer rom-com #ownvoices POC, 84K
from Thornbird1888
Apr 23, 2021 2:35 pm

EQ: 10th April

YA Contemporary Fantasy 128k
from mjcassell
Apr 19, 2021 7:48 am

EQ: 3/24/21
CNR: 4/19/21

95k Adult Historical Fiction
from Isolamelia
Apr 08, 2021 5:44 pm

EQ: 1/2/21
CNR: 4/8/21
MG Historical

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