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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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Website: newleafliterary.com

Blog: suzietownsend.tumblr.com

Twitter: sztownsend81

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from MeganAScott
Mar 06, 2021 4:12 pm


Queried 1.1.2021 (no auto response)
Nudged with offer of representation 4th of March 2021. Because I didn't get an auto response I sent the nudge through their help email, asking if it was ok if they forwarded it, since I wasn't sure the initial query went through. Hopefully I'll hear back!
from egann98
Mar 06, 2021 1:01 pm


@Babs14 I got an auto response and queried 2/16/2021. I don't know if they always had an auto response feature, but maybe you could check the email address and make sure it got sent to the right place. I'm always worried about putting in the wrong email address accidentally!
from Babs14
Mar 05, 2021 3:26 pm


Did anyone get an auto response?
EQ 12/13/2020 no auto response..
Should I requery... or nudge? :[
from MeganAScott
Mar 05, 2021 2:21 pm


I can't remember where I heard it, it might have been on Suzie's ask agent highlights in Instagram! But if it's more widely a no-no, fair enough, maybe best to err on the side of caution :)
from Jeanimal
Mar 05, 2021 6:05 am


Yeah, an agent straight up told me the complete opposite, so maybe it’s agent-to-agent preference.
from writingclouds
Mar 05, 2021 1:10 am


@MeganAScott This is the first time I'm hearing about this, because as far as I know the general rule is to start a new chain for a new project and to mention the old project in your new query. (Going by my own experience, agents do remember the previous projects you sent them.) So I'm just wondering where that information comes from and if it's a general rule or just something the agents at this agency prefer?
from MeganAScott
Mar 04, 2021 7:51 pm


Jeanimal, If they've said they'd like to see future work and you send a fresh project, they still like to see it in the old chain apparently! So then there's the proof they liked your previous work. If you didn't hear anything and are sending a new project, that's different :)
from sara_gilbert_writes
Feb 26, 2021 8:54 pm


EQ: 2/26/21

Con YA 50k
from Jeanimal
Feb 25, 2021 9:32 pm


@MeganAScott if you’re submitting a new project, they usually expect a fresh email.
from KathrynFaye007
Feb 25, 2021 2:07 pm


I didn't try that. It's okay though. This is all a very subjective business. I did let her know in my query but it was a different genre from the one she had requested so I didn't think it was appropriate.
from MeganAScott
Feb 25, 2021 10:11 am


@KathrynFaye007 did she say to send her future projects? If so you are usually encouraged to send a new one in the same email chain to the agent knows. Did you try this?
from KathrynFaye007
Feb 25, 2021 1:38 am


EQ: 19 Jan 2021
CNR: 25 Feb 2021

I'm closing this out, but I'm a bit saddened by this. She once requested a FULL of one of my manuscripts and then offered me to send her more. Ah well, she was very nice when back then and I'm sure she is still a great agent to have! Good luck everyone!

Upper MG Contemporary Fantasy 63k
from ManderLeigh
Feb 21, 2021 12:16 pm


You can't go wrong with any agent at NL! I saw interviews they did and they all sound awesome! If you're querying fantasy to Suzie, it has to be different as she has lots of clients who write fantasy.

I ended up querying Patrice and got a request. Suzie and Joanna have over 60 clients including Cassandra Clare. I have two friends rep'd by Joanna and Suzie they told me they're not really taking on new clients unless it's referral or requests from writing events.
from rebeccatrusty
Feb 19, 2021 12:40 pm


EQ: 2/19/21 (received auto response)

Adult Psychological Suspense 95k
from chiara1900
Feb 10, 2021 4:40 am


EQ: 1/11/21 (I received an auto response)
CNR: 2/10/21
upper YA Fantasy 116k

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