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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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from KristenH
Dec 01, 2016 4:15 pm

CNR 12.1.16 (No word from nudge.) I'll try JL Sterner with Venom in January 2017.
from cilo192
Nov 26, 2016 7:54 pm

EQ on 10/29 for YA
Marking CNR because the auto response said to assume it's a pass after a month. Would have loved to have worked with her!
from justwondering
Nov 17, 2016 7:00 am

EQ 9/14
CNR 11/17
from LBasher7
Nov 16, 2016 6:05 pm

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.
from Jwrite
Nov 12, 2016 10:24 pm

EQ: 11/12 (immediate auto response)

YA Paranormal 86K
from immoore
Nov 12, 2016 2:56 pm

EQ: 11/4/2016, 94k YA Fantasy
from nclar4
Nov 12, 2016 9:59 am

Requested full through contest, sent query and full 11/9.
Received email 11/9 that she received my MS. She said it might be up to 60 days for a response and to nudge if I haven't heard back after those 60 days. Very nice!
from ThatWriterGal
Nov 08, 2016 9:37 am

EQ: 10/18/16, 86k romantic suspense
Nudge with offer of rep: 10/25/16
FR: 10/27/16
ER: 11/7/16 with a very nice, personalized note from Suzie's assistant Sara. Classy and professional all the way around!
from Polonius
Nov 06, 2016 4:49 pm

EQ 10/3/16
ER 10/14/16 with a very nice note encouraging we try one of her colleagues

YA Contemporary
from DebHawkins
Oct 29, 2016 1:14 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).

85K YA Fantasy
from DebHawkins
Oct 29, 2016 1:13 pm

@CassandraFear No worries. She does say 2 weeks for New Leaf but to give the agents 6-8.
from amazonmomaap
Oct 28, 2016 12:13 pm

EQ: 8/29/16 YA Urban Fantasy
8/29/16: Automated query receipt confirmation email
CNR: 10/28/16 Per their automated response, no response within a month is a pass
from CassandraFear
Oct 28, 2016 7:15 am

@DebHawkins Perhaps, but since there have been requests after me I just assumed. Plus for some reason I thought it said two weeks. My mistake.
from DebHawkins
Oct 27, 2016 2:29 pm

@CassandraFear, 2 weeks seems really short to count it CNR. Her Q&A says give to agents up to 8 weeks.
from Polonius
Oct 26, 2016 8:32 pm

EQ 10/3/16
ER 10/14/16 with compliments and encouragement; too similar to her titles

YA Contemporary

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