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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 Book_Lover
Aug 29, 2016 5:57 pm


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 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 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.
from MWBURDETTESBOOKS
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.
from cey519
Jul 07, 2016 9:07 pm


EQ: 6/29
FR: 7/7

75k YA. VERY EXCITED!
from skaeth
Jul 07, 2016 8:20 am


EQ 2-13
FR 2-19

So excited! My first Full Request!
147k Epic Fantasy


Rejection 7-6-16

Thank you for sending us [my manuscript], and for being so patient with us while we considered it for representation. We have finished reading, and thought the world you created was gorgeous. Your main characters were very well constructed, and we enjoyed your manuscript. However, we felt it was not quite the right fit for Suzie's list, and she has a few projects that are just too similar to this one. We are regretfully going to pass.
from sealskin2001
Jul 05, 2016 5:29 pm


EQ: 07/05/16; an illustrated novel containing elements of fantasy, hard science, science history, and cats. 62,000 words.
from Ntpoindexter
Jun 24, 2016 6:18 pm


DVpit request, EQ sent 4/19
Rejection: 4/23

87k YA fantasy
She was super, super polite and encouraging (had to reject because she had too much YA fantasy on her plate).
from Shopcraze1
Jun 02, 2016 2:02 pm


EQ: 5/1
CNR: 6/1
from brmyers
Jun 01, 2016 8:39 pm


EQ: Feb 1 Contemporary romance 78K
Full Request: Feb 19 (from Danielle Barthel a junior agent who Suzie thought would be a good fit) She invited me to give her a nudge if I hadn't heard from her in 2 months. Nudged after two months. Danielle replied next day saying she was experiencing a heavy workload but was hoping to "dive in and get back to me soon."
Nudged after another four weeks: May 31
Form Rejection: June 1
from Mark_Sedore
Jun 01, 2016 3:36 pm


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