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Mr. Howard Yoon

Ross Yoon Literary Agency

1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 500

Washington, DC 20009



Website: www.rossyoon.com/

Twitter: hyyoon

AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from carbogast
Sep 24, 2022 3:56 pm


don't see fiction on website: Howard specializes in narrative nonfiction, history, memoir, science, current events, politics, and popular culture.
from kmp152
Jun 03, 2022 2:12 pm


Submitted 89K Military/Medical Memoir 4/20/22
I closed the query. No response after 6 weeks
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 01, 2022 3:22 pm


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Dec 02, 2021 3:28 pm


CNR @ 76 days.
from OPKiwi
Nov 27, 2021 12:39 pm


CNR 103 days.
No response to nudge.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 06, 2019 10:36 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from rdickens
Sep 08, 2017 9:41 am


EQ Memoir 9/1
ER 9/8 - Form email rejection
from girlwonderaju
Jun 03, 2016 3:46 pm


EQ 12/7/15
ER 12/12/15

"The editors at major NYC houses increasingly insist on authors with national media platforms and pre-existing audiences in the tens or hundreds of thousands—we just don’t think anyone we work with on a regular basis will bite."

Writing/Women's Issues 50K
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 15, 2015 3:14 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from tracker_of_agents
Sep 11, 2015 1:14 pm


EQ: 9/9/15

history / narrative nonfiction

They DO accept email queries. It's right on their contact page. submissions@rossyoon.com. So I submitted!
from KristenH
Nov 17, 2011 4:03 pm


same day rejection, even while closed--no unsolicited queries
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 21, 2011 12:48 pm


Closed to queries.

(Thanks janetsunderland)
from janetsunderland
Aug 17, 2011 11:16 pm


Not accepting unsolicited queries: 8/17/11.
from SonnyLong
Jul 31, 2011 9:43 pm


I always appreciate when an agent takes the time to personalize a rejection. They certainly don't have to do that.

In this instance, Jennifer Manguera Literary Manager with Ross Yoon, wrote in part, "Thanks so much for giving us a chance to take a look at (your project). We found (it) to be a promising work—one into which you obviously poured your heart."

The parenthesis are mine.

It was also a one-day turnaround to an e-mail query. Still a rejection, yes, but one that gives me hope.
from KristenH
Jun 01, 2011 4:06 pm


On 5/30, I queried Howard. Today I've heard back. Same response from Gail: only taking on nonfiction and some fiction from their authors. I might put this agency on hold later this year.

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