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Ms. Marisa Cleveland

The Seymour Agency



Website: www.theseymouragency.com/

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from LaneyLam
Jun 24, 2022 3:23 pm


Form rejection on full, YA SFF
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 01, 2022 11:57 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from blackhand
May 18, 2022 3:42 pm


Form Query: 5.18.22

YA Historical, 93k
from Catsamoa79
May 10, 2022 4:50 pm


EQ: 5/4/22
ER: 5/10/22
Form letter
from MKRandolph
May 09, 2022 9:48 am


Query 4/18
Form Rejection: 5/9

S SF 87,000
from xabiso21
May 04, 2022 3:12 pm


FQ: 13/04/2022
Personalized rejection: 04/05/2022
YA Urban Fantasy Romance 78k
from BritMoss
Apr 19, 2022 6:38 pm


FQ: 3/26/2022
FR: 4/19/2022

YA Contemporary 76k
from c_rush
Mar 01, 2022 8:38 am


FQ: 02/14/22
Nudge with offer of rep: 02/25/22
Polite step aside: 03/01/22

Adult science fiction. 85,000 words.
from jclepp
Feb 17, 2022 6:40 pm


Query 1/12 Adult Sci-fi 80,000
2/17 rejection


Dear Julianne,
Thank you for considering The Seymour Agency -- and me -- to represent your work. I truly appreciate the time you took to find and query me. I'm not the right agent to represent this, so I'm passing. I wish you success in finding representation with an agent who will best represent you and your work. Again, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to review your material.
Best,
Marisa
from BL2017
Feb 16, 2022 6:45 pm


EQ: 01/27/22 adult sci-fi 76k
ER: 02/16/22 form
from MOwriter
Feb 01, 2022 2:38 pm


Query - 11/16/21
Full Request - 11/23/21
Full Sent - 11/23/21
(Now for the waiting game)
Rejection on Full - 01/23/22

YA Contemporary, 76k

*Note: I watched an interview with Marisa. She said that last year (2021) she received over 500 queries. Of those, she requested the full manuscript of 33, and only signed 6 clients. And she is actively looking for clients so the numbers are usually more grim with better established agents. Good luck all! It's a tough game we're playing!
from ELarkinWilkin
Nov 16, 2021 10:55 am


FQ: 10/28/21 - YA Science Fantasy
FR: 11/16/21
from jamisheets
Nov 15, 2021 1:10 pm


I received a #KissPitch request in February from Marisa's assistant, Maggie. I followed up in July and Maggie responded with a full request, stating that she aims to follow up in three months.

I sent a nudge today because I'm querying my next book and didn't want to send to a Seymour agent with an outstanding full. Marisa responded to let me know that Maggie left the agency in August and then gave me a form rejection. I would honestly be surprised in Marisa saw my query or MS at all -- it's not a genre that she appears to represent at all.
from bubblyian
Nov 10, 2021 5:38 am


Form submitted October 25
Standard rejection November 10
Scifi 76k
"Thank you for considering The Seymour Agency -- and me -- to represent your work. I truly appreciate the time you took to find and query me. I'm not the right agent to represent this, so I'm passing on offering representation. Please know that every query is given extensive consideration, and this decision is subjective. I wish you success in finding representation with an agent who will best represent you and your work. Again, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to review your material.
All best,
Marisa"
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 09, 2021 10:54 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.

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