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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

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from aalogan
Aug 14, 2018 9:20 pm

EQ 8/14/18 70k adult fairy tale retelling
from KristenH
Aug 12, 2018 6:38 am

EQ 6/27/18 (Chain Reaction)
ER 8/6/18 (Passed from nudge--not right agent)
from Watchdog
Aug 10, 2018 10:33 am

EQ with referral from author repped by different New Leaf agent 6/15
CNR 7/13

YA Contemporary 63K
from LauraFey
Aug 02, 2018 6:20 am

EQ: 23/07
R: 25/7
Short, sweet and personalized with invitation to contact her again.
from erinbledsoe
Jul 27, 2018 1:38 pm

EQ: 7/24
ER: 7/26


We’d worked together previously so the rejection was personal and kind as always. I submitted again to her because she’s the best. One of the top YA agents. She didn’t think it was a right fit because one of her clients is doing something in the same time period/setting. Landing Suzie is tough, and I imagine she’s got a big list now. But if she connects with your project, you’ll hear from her.

from kriskris
Jul 26, 2018 3:57 pm

EQ: 7/26/18

YA Contemporary 69k
from desert_rain
Jul 17, 2018 5:28 pm

EQ: 7/6
CNR: 7/13 (based off her tumblr)

68k adult contemporary LGBTQ
from justlikethediet
Jul 13, 2018 12:41 pm

EQ: 7/9
CNR: 7/12

90k adult contemporary fantasy
from JMAtkinson
Jul 13, 2018 8:56 am

EQ: 5/22/2018 Contemporary Romantic Suspense 65K
CNR: 7/13/18 -- per Tumblr update(s)
from JessyKah87
Jul 12, 2018 9:55 pm

EQ 07/11
CNR: 07/12
67k Contemporary YA
Based on an update of her Tumblr.
from DueleNinja
Jul 11, 2018 10:15 pm

EQ: 6/27/18
CNR: 7/3/18
YA Sci-Fi
She updated her Tumblr to say she read and responded to all queries sent by 6:30 pm on 6/29/18. Hence the CNR. No hard feelings! Onto the next agent.
from cakeforall
Jul 11, 2018 9:03 am

EQ: 11/07/2018

YA Contemporary
from Dreams32
Jul 08, 2018 9:53 pm

EQ: 6/28
CNR: 7/8 based on her Tumblr query status update

YA contemporary, 70k
from billricardi
Jul 01, 2018 1:46 pm

EQ: June 5 - YA Urban Fantasy, 80k
CNR: June 29 - No reply, but past her 'bookmark' date on Tumblr, so assuming a pass.
from Wonderview
Jul 01, 2018 8:10 am

NOTE: Suzie updates her Tumblr page to say where she is with queries so we know when to CNR. (
As of today, she's up to 6:30 p.m. on June 29. Wouldn't it be great if all "no reply means no" agents did this?

EQ 6/21/18
CNR 7/1/18

Upmarket commercial fiction

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