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Ms. Suzie Townsend

New Leaf Literary

110 West 40th Street, Suite 410

New York, NY 10018

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Twitter: sztownsend81

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from __Carousel__
Sep 18, 2016 5:40 am

Alibryn: I completely agree.
from __Carousel__
Sep 18, 2016 5:39 am

I received a full request for my manuscript back in May of 2016. Today, after I waited over three months to hear back, I received a generic form rejection from her assistant with no feedback or anything. I've been rejected before, so the rejection doesn't bother me, but the long wait for a form rejection does. Suzie actually said it best in an interview: if an agent makes you wait this long then you probably don't want that agent to represent you anyway.
from alibryn
Sep 17, 2016 12:46 pm

I had a 5 month wait for a reply on my full (April - September), and I don't mind that. What I am increasingly frustrated with lately is the form rejections that agents (in this case, their assistants) are sending out for fulls.

It feels a bit poor form to tell me you're excited to read my manuscript, and then 5 months later, send a form when it would take maybe 30 seconds to tell me what made you put the book down. I know agents have a lot on their plates, but to be fair, writing an entire manuscript and then waiting an additional 5 months isn't exactly easy peasy, either.
from __Carousel__
Sep 11, 2016 12:49 pm

dpasquantonio: I completely agree. For me, it just causes so much confusion in wondering what it was about my manuscript that they didn't like. With a query letter, form rejections are understandable, but when they request to read your work it makes you think they love your idea and thus wonder if the writing is what sucked. So some kind of feedback to lead me in the right direction of fixing the problem would have been nice.
from dpasquantonio
Sep 09, 2016 12:18 pm

Book_Lover: Agents don't request a ton of fulls, so kudos for getting that far! It's disappointing that the trend for agents seems to be sending generic, non-feedback rejections for requested fulls. I mean, they told you they wanted to read your work -- the second least thing they could do is send a little feedback along with the rejection (the LEAST thing they could do is send the generic rejection :-) ). I'm totally pro-generic-rejection for query letters, by the way -- just not for requested materials.
from __Carousel__
Sep 05, 2016 1:41 pm

gowiththeflow, three months is not standard, in my experience. Not to mention the fact that this agent herself said three months is a long wait.
from __Carousel__
Sep 05, 2016 6:33 am

ethrash42, I never said it was extreme. Not sure where you got that from.
from ethrash42
Sep 04, 2016 11:06 pm

Book_Lover, while three months is on the outside of ideal, it's far from extreme for a full manuscript.
from gowiththeflow
Sep 04, 2016 6:24 pm

Book_Lover, I actually find that 3 months is pretty standard on full manuscripts. I haven't come across many agents who respond faster than that.
from amazonmomaap
Aug 29, 2016 12:57 pm

EQ: 8/29/16 YA Urban Fantasy
8/29/16: Automated query receipt confirmation email
from klarson315
Aug 29, 2016 11:49 am

EQ: 6/20/16
FR: 6/28/16
Offer of Rep notification: 8/25/16
Polite Pass with compliments: 8/29/16
from Ly82512
Aug 25, 2016 11:59 am

EQ sent mid may - received FR same day
Nudged and Received a response end of July that they are working through a backlog of queries.
Jul 30, 2016 8:39 am

Acknowledgement of receipt of Query letter.
from nerdypajamas
Jul 27, 2016 11:24 am

EQ: 7/27/16

92k YA Fantasy
from MsLaine
Jul 20, 2016 4:32 pm

EQ: 7/20 94k paranormal romance, 1st 3-5 ch requested from pitch session at a conference

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