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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 Sagesoul
Yesterday 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 jennadevillier
Oct 15, 2021 10:30 am


EQ: 10/15

89k YA fantasy
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.
from karenmccoybooks
Sep 13, 2021 9:54 pm


EQ: 9/13/2021
from adzmau
Aug 30, 2021 2:03 am


EQ 8/7/2021
CNR 8/22/2021
Women's Fiction, 89k

She asked for a partial from someone who made a query 6 days after I did, so I'm assuming it's a pass.
from JustinJoseph
Aug 09, 2021 7:56 pm


Does anyone have an update? When I queried her the email gave an 8 week response time.
from JustinJoseph
Jul 29, 2021 4:28 pm


EQ:7/29
Does anyone know how far she has reached?
from BSWindon
Jun 21, 2021 2:22 am


EQ: 10/05/2021
CNR: 21/06/2021

YA Fantasy (105,000 words)
from meloniek
Jun 20, 2021 5:07 pm


@ruha_alford It means "at a time". Suzie Townsend has said that you can query another New Leaf agent the moment the four weeks is up on her instagram Q&As. Before requerying, I would still look over your query letter and first pages to see if they're the best they can be!
from Attewell
Jun 14, 2021 1:19 pm


EQ 6/14/21
YA SF 80,000
from ruha_alford
Jun 10, 2021 11:21 am


I'm about to close this query tomorrow CNR (YA Fantasy). The New Leaf website says "Do not query more than one agent at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc."

Does anyone know if that means "at a time" or just don't try again at all?

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