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Ms. Suzie Townsend

New Leaf Literary & Media

110 West 40th Street, Suite 2201

New York, NY 10018

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Twitter: sztownsend81

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Qtrademark
Jan 12, 2022 8:22 am

1/11/2022 emailed a query to Suzie Townsend (85k word adult contemporary romance) and received the auto reply below. Perhaps those who didn’t receive the auto reply didn’t have it in the requested format on the subject line (Query, Ms. Suzie Townsend, Adult Contemporary Romance) which is on their Contact page under “Submissions”, their website layout is a little confusing; perhaps their email system needs it to be in that exact format to trigger the auto reply?

Thank you for querying.

Your query has been received and will be reviewed by our team. If you don't hear from us within eight weeks, it means that we will be passing on your work.

Please don't take a pass as a comment on you or your writing ability; it isn't intended to be one.

We wish you the best of luck with your submissions.

The New Leaf Literary Team

*Please do not respond as this is an automated response.

New Leaf Literary & Media
110 W 40th St, Suite 2201
New York, NY 10018
from Qtrademark
Jan 12, 2022 12:32 am

Also, I previously took a live online query writing workshop with Suzie through Writer’s Digest a couple of years ago and she is strict about receiving CONCISE queries limited to 250 words or so. Also, with comps, they should be recent (no more than two years old) and not novels that are “outliers” which Suzie described as a movie or series made from them. So for example recent bestsellers like Paula Hawkins SLOW FIRE BURNING is okay to use as a comp—it’s less than two years old and there’s no movie or series yet. Same with THE MAIDENS or MALIBU RISING. But DAISY JONES & THE SIX would not be a good comp because it’s beyond two years and a series is being developed on it. All of this came from Suzie herself and I think she’s currently too busy to do anymore workshops.
from cloeykinn
Jan 09, 2022 1:52 pm

EQ: Jan 9/22
93k Fantasy
no auto-response
from amcbradley
Jan 07, 2022 2:04 pm

EQ 1/1/22 - didn't get the auto-response so re-sent on Jan. 4th. Still no auto-response.
from DLWilburn
Jan 04, 2022 12:08 pm

EQ: 1/4/22
Adult SF 103k
from DanicaChristin
Dec 27, 2021 1:23 pm

EQ: 27 December 2021
SF 85k
from daphne8802
Dec 27, 2021 6:01 am

Query sent: 11/2/21
CNR: 12/27/21

Paranormal Romance (100K)
from jennadevillier
Dec 10, 2021 11:53 am

EQ: 10/15
CNR: 12/10

89k YA fantasy
from amylululouise
Dec 03, 2021 11:49 am

EQ 12/03/21

WF 91k
from Sagesoul
Oct 21, 2021 11:54 am

EQ 8/10/21
CNR 10/21/21

MG literary mystery 51k
from JPAnderson
Oct 19, 2021 12:13 pm

EQ: August 24, 2021
CNR: October 19, 2021

Adult Epic Fantasy, 220K
from dclawr
Oct 14, 2021 8:04 am

louise00, I queried yesterday and I did receive an auto-confirm. So maybe you should re-send, saying that you didn't receive one the first time.
from louise00
Oct 08, 2021 10:54 am

I still haven't received the auto-response email for confirmation of my query being received... Should I resend or is this a common thing? It's been a month since I sent in.
from writing4life
Sep 26, 2021 3:56 pm

She rejected a query sent on 9/16. Does that mean every query sent before then has been passed over and authors are free to query another agent at the agency? she states that she only responds to queries she is interested in, so maybe she bothered to reject that one because it was a referral?
from areebah
Sep 15, 2021 7:03 am

EQ: 2nd September
I really hate that they dont bother to reply to unsuccesful queries though ? like at least let us know(talking about 2 other agents from the agency, not suzie)
I also offered to submit some revisions, but ni response.

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