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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 nerdypajamas
Jul 27, 2016 11:24 am


EQ: 7/27/16

92k YA Fantasy
from JanuarySterling
Jul 24, 2016 6:26 am


EQ: 05/18/16
FR: 05/20/16 !
Full request sent on 05/22/16
Polite follow up on 06/17/16 because I heard their website was down around the time I had sent my manuscript
06/20/16: received a confirmation that my manuscript was received. I'm really hoping to work with Suzie. She is my dream literary agent
07/12/16: I've made revisions to my manuscript and e-mailed asking if she has begun reading yet and, if not, if I could send the revised one. Annoying of me, I know. Received a response from her assistant, Sara, that same day, saying to send the new manuscript only if the revisions are substantial, and I'm sure they are only substantial in my mind, so I left them with the one I had already sent. Was told my manuscript is "queued up and ready to go." 😊
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


Their website is down.
from Sarahrahnie
May 22, 2016 7:31 pm


EQ 4/30
CNR 5/22
from laura_lashley
May 13, 2016 1:34 pm


Just FYI for those of you submitting to Suzie. She does a great Ask an Agent thing on Fridays on newleafliterary.tumblr.com. You can ask a question anonymously throughout the week, and then on Fridays she usually posts answers between 12-2 eastern time. Someone has been asking great questions about her querying/full request review process, and I'm loving all the information she's giving out! The FAQ also includes her answers to lots of great common questions.
from Violets984
May 05, 2016 7:26 pm


DVPit: Favorited 4/20
EQ: 4/20
FR: 4/23- "this sounds fabulous-- I'd love to see more"
FR sent 4/25, confirmed by Suzie and assistant
from alexisdaria
Apr 28, 2016 6:09 pm


EQ: 4/13
CNR 4/28 after 2 weeks
Adult romance

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