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Ms. Suzie Townsend

New Leaf Literary

110 West 40th Street, Suite 410

New York, NY 10018



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Website: newleafliterary.com

Blog: confessionsofawanderingheart.blogspot.com/

Twitter: sztownsend81

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from karenleespree
Feb 17, 2017 10:08 am


EQ: 2/17 YA HF
from Monita
Feb 17, 2017 6:41 am


EQ: 1/30
FR: 2/12
Full sent same day and I got an instant confirmation of receipt saying to allow 2 months to read.
from kib5032
Feb 09, 2017 5:38 pm


EQ 1/18

YA fantasy (103k)
from alexisdaria
Feb 03, 2017 3:48 pm


EQ: 1/11
CNR: 2/3
Contemporary Romance 93k
from DebHawkins
Feb 03, 2017 12:16 pm


10/5 - liked my pitch during DVPit on Twitter for query & sample.
10/6 - EQ w/sample
10/8 - Full Request
10/29 - Received an e-mail from the agency to send to Suzie's assistant (which I was supposed to do in the first place but got nervous and hit reply without changing the e-mail address! I'm just grateful they sent me a follow-up).
1/16 - Nudged after 6 weeks per guidelines, plus a few more because of the holidays.
1/17 - Suzie's assistant said my full is queued up for reading.
2/3 - ER Form rejection.

85K YA Fantasy
from LBasher7
Feb 03, 2017 10:31 am


10/6: Liked my Twitter pitch on #DVPit
10/20: EQ w/ 1 ch. sample of Adult Thriller MS
10/27: FR by Suzie's assistant, Sara, sent 11/15. Auto-response that says to nudge if no response after 60 days.
1/18: Nudged per the auto-response. Sara replied my full is queued up, as they're working through a backlog of queries.
2/3: Form rejection, despite a personal thank you for my patience. *kicks rocks*
from ARaven
Jan 30, 2017 5:43 am


EQ: 30.01.2017
from mgmystery
Jan 28, 2017 1:20 pm


EQ: 1/28/17

MG Mystery 41k
from Jwrite
Jan 25, 2017 2:51 pm


EQ: 11/12/16 (immediate auto response)


YA Paranormal 86K
from nclar4
Jan 24, 2017 5:38 pm


Pitchwars Full Request: 11/3/16 Adult Romance- contemporary 66k
Sent 11/9
Confirmation of receipt 11/9 (She was super nice and said to please nudge if I didn't hear back in 60 days.)
ER 1/23 Personal rejection/Form. Very kind! Said she read it all and was engaged, but she only has so many spots and has to be 'swoony In love' with each one she takes. Something I completely agree with. She's fantastic!
from ShiRoRey
Jan 23, 2017 3:36 pm


12/7/16 EQ
1/23/17 CNR (after 47 days)
from hdiangelis
Jan 19, 2017 3:06 pm


8/24/16: EQ
9/24/16: CNR (because her auto-reply said that no response within a month meant no)
10/5/16: #DVPit request; sent query and sample pages the same day
10/14/16: FR from assistant Sara Stricker (she acknowledged receipt and said to follow up in 60 days if I don't get a response)
1/10/17: Nudge
1/17/17: ER (personalized and encouraging)
from ladytuono
Jan 17, 2017 11:02 am


EQ 1/17

adult contemporary fantasy 86k.
from charliebast
Jan 07, 2017 9:26 am


EQ: 1/7/17
from ShannaHughes
Dec 29, 2016 3:33 pm


EQ: 10/7 (fave during #DVpit)
FR: 10/15 from Suzie's assistant Sara
12/2 Nudge with offer of representation
12/5 Incredibly sweet step-aside. Sara and Suzie both loved it, but it ultimately had a few themes a little too similar to some clients on Suzie's list...
12/19 signed with another agent! :D

YA contemporary 67k

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