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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: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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The word “Query” must be in the subject line, along with the agent’s name, (example – Subject: Query, Suzie Townsend. YA) Please also include the category (ie, PB, chapter book, MG, YA, adult fiction, adult nonfiction, etc.) You may also include up to five double-spaced sample pages pasted into the body of the email. No attachments, please.

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from bluelinnet
Nov 22, 2022 2:48 pm

EQ: Sept. 17 (received auto-response)
CNR:: Nov. 22

MG Fantasy
from gracemorrow
Nov 15, 2022 9:23 pm

Queried: 05/28
CNR: 07/28
Adult Fantasy 110k

Queried new MS: 10/21
Notification of Offer of Rep on different MS: 10/24
Kind pass: 11/15
Adult Fantasy 100k
from tstricklandauthor
Nov 14, 2022 5:24 pm

Email Query 11/08/22
84k Word Fantasy
from bradleys5235
Oct 26, 2022 11:55 am

Did anyone get an auto response? I sent two queries, (one mentioning it was a repeat because I didn't get the auto response) and neither got a response. I copied the email right of the website.

Update: I recent on Monday (mentioning it I'd sent the night before, and apologizing if it was a duplicate) and finally got the auto response. I'm thinking it had something to do with it being on the weekend! Schedule send is my advice. Thanks for the help!
from dragongirl
Oct 25, 2022 10:18 am

Email query: 10/25/2022
109K YA high fantasy
from sfdwriter
Oct 18, 2022 2:59 pm

EQ: 10/18/22

Upmarket Fiction 84K
from KathrynFaye007
Oct 18, 2022 11:11 am

I'm just going to close this one out as well... it's been 67 days without an answer so I think I've been rejected.
from katine
Oct 16, 2022 8:44 pm

@bradleys5235, I received an auto response. Did yours go into a spam folder perhaps?
Another option is there might be a general email for the agency where you can ask if the query was received. Just a thought and good luck!
from stephbolaniswriting
Oct 12, 2022 3:06 pm

Email Query: 9/2/2022
CNR: 10/12/2022

I kinda figured I wouldn't hear back from this agent, but hey, was worth a shot!
from GinaBMonroe
Oct 11, 2022 10:22 am

Email Query: 8/31/22
CNR 10/11

YA Contemporary Fantasy
Autoresponse to confirm receipt that says if you don't see a response in 8 weeks, it's a pass
from katine
Oct 10, 2022 9:49 pm

EQ: 10/10/22

MG Fantasy 64K
from awillia6
Oct 07, 2022 11:48 pm

FQ 8/11/22
CNR 10/7/22

94K YA Fantasy
from cameronwittbooks
Oct 06, 2022 1:11 pm

EQ: 10/6/22

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 101k
from DShapazian
Sep 21, 2022 6:15 pm

KCQUERIES I don't know an absolute answer to your question, but if the site says "you should feel free to reach out to another agent from the agency", I don't see how it could hurt to do so, apart from the time involved.
Sep 21, 2022 9:42 am

Does anyone know if this is a one and only agency or if you have passed the 8 week timeline without any response, you can contact a second agent?
I queried over 120 days ago. The website seems to make it seem as you shouldn't send to another agent if you don't hear back, but it says a bit lower in the conversation here, that Suzie has mentioned that after a certain amount of weeks, you should feel free to reach out to another agent from the agency.
Any feedback would be welcome.

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