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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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E-Mail: Yes

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from ShannaHughes
Oct 15, 2016 6:42 am

10/7 - EQ with first ten pages
10/15 - Full request

Requested during #DVpit. 67K YA contemporary.
from DebHawkins
Oct 14, 2016 7:36 pm

10/5 - liked my pitch during DVPit on Twitter for query & sample.
10/6 - EQ w/sample
10/8 - Full Request

85K YA Fantasy
from FGeiger
Oct 13, 2016 8:54 am

EQ 10/13/16 75000 romance/drama
from ArtsyAmy
Oct 06, 2016 6:03 pm

9-11-16 EQ
9-16-16--Full request
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 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 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
from laura_lashley
Jul 08, 2016 10:28 am

DVPit: Favorited my tweet 4/19
EQ: 4/22
FR: 4/22
FR sent 4/22. Waiting eagerly!

UPDATE: Personalized and very kind rejection received 7/8.

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