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Ms. Sarah Younger

Nancy Yost Literary Agency

350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2003

New York, NY 10001



Website: www.nyliterary.com

Twitter: seyitsme

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from JMAtkinson
Apr 13, 2019 11:19 am


EQ: 10/13/2018 Contemporary Romantic Adventure -- 65K
CNR: 4/13/19
from swatithegeek
Apr 01, 2019 12:43 am


EQ (online form): 04/01/19

Contemporary Romance, 67k
from Windmo
Mar 29, 2019 3:15 pm


Queried via webform and first three chapters
from WhatAWriter
Jan 24, 2019 4:29 pm


Well, that was fast.
EQ: 1/24/2019 Women's fiction, thriller subplot
ER: 1/24/2019 form
Frustrating after spending a lot of time individualizing the query to her preferences.
from jeasley
Jan 08, 2019 3:51 pm


EQ 11/6/18 95K upmarket fiction
CNR 1/8/19
from IrishAuthor
Jan 07, 2019 3:00 pm


Submitted online form 1/7/19 114k urban fantasy
from aalogan
Dec 29, 2018 10:17 am


Submitted online form 11/10/18 70k fairy tale retelling
Nudged with offer of rep 12/12/18
Polite step-aside 12/29/18
from mlpichey
Dec 28, 2018 11:19 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.
Nudge with offer of publication: 12/28/18

Romantic Suspense 59K
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

*sigh*

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


swatithegeek
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.

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