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Ms. Sarah Younger

Nancy Yost Literary Agency

350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2003

New York, NY 10001


Twitter: seyitsme

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Online Form: Yes

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from ksommerlot
Dec 13, 2018 8:58 am

EQ: 8/8
ER: 12/12

Had closed this as CNR over two months ago and finally got a form rejection 126 days later.

81k historical fantasy
from swatithegeek
Dec 13, 2018 12:35 am

EQ (form): 09/11/18
Liked during DVpit, nudged her to let her know I've queried already/she said she'll look for it: 10/18/18
ER: 12/12/18, two-line form


Contemporary Romance, 70k
from ksanderson
Dec 09, 2018 3:12 pm

EQ: 12/9
paranormal thriller
from LRSmith53015
Nov 21, 2018 3:40 pm

EQ: 10/27
ER: 11/21
80K Adult Contemporary Romance
from mcquarter
Nov 16, 2018 11:52 am

@AletheaStauron If you check out Sarah's (or other agent's) timelines, you will notice certain patterns of behavior. It looks like Sarah takes on queries in large blocks, and possibly holds onto others for later consideration. It seems to take awhile. Also, most agents will decline if nudged, not because you nudged (although you don't want to be annoying...), but because you asked for an answer, and you got one, albeit sooner rather than later. Good luck w/ your story.
from monicakilgore
Nov 16, 2018 11:25 am

@AletheaStauron To nudge or not to nudge? Sometimes we just want to identify a concrete, one-size-fits-all process to make sense of the madness. I've nudged and received rejections, requests for partials/fulls, as well as, been ignored. It just depends on the Agent. I keep the nudge light (Perhaps my query submission was lost in transmission?). Either way, the response (or lack thereof) tells me all I need to know.
from AletheaStauron
Nov 16, 2018 8:48 am

When I nudge, I'm kind and simply send a reminder of my manuscript that they have. Generally, I don't nudge. The one time I did to an agent who had my manuscript, I believe she was overloaded and just replied with a rejection. In fact, every nudge ended in rejection. I'm staying away from nudging. Maybe I don't do it right. Somebody well versed in the linguistic properties of selling their words might me better suited to help on this one. We could both learn something.
from hkral11
Nov 13, 2018 1:13 pm

11/13 - Submitted the online form on 9/1/18 and waited 73 days with no response so I'm calling this a CNR.
from aalogan
Nov 10, 2018 6:58 pm

Submitted online form 11/10/18 70k fairy tale retelling
from swatithegeek
Nov 09, 2018 10:03 pm

@CombatKatie -- I queried on 9/11 and am wondering the same thing. Also, her QM form seems to only have two options - nudge with offer of rep or withdraw query. I don't even know how to nudge! Any help from fellow authors would be much appreciated. :)
from CombatKatie
Nov 09, 2018 3:45 pm

I queried on 9/24 and haven’t heard back yet, so does anyone know if/when we’re supposed to nudge?
from jaguerns
Oct 19, 2018 4:35 am

FQ: 10/19

NA/A Contemporary Fantasy, 80k
from JMAtkinson
Oct 13, 2018 2:18 pm

EQ: 10/13/2018 Contemporary Romantic Adventure -- 65K
from mlpichey
Oct 13, 2018 8:36 am

FQ: 6/26/18
10/12/18: Withdrew Query via query manager in lieu of marking it a CNR or nudging. Resubmitting with revised materials. We'll see.

Romantic Suspense 59K
from nairforceone
Oct 04, 2018 5:38 pm

FQ: 9/7/18
ER: 10/4/18
80k Sci-Fi Humor

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