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Formerly with Bradford Literary Agency

Ms. Monica Odom

Liza Dawson Associates

350 Seventh Avenue, Ste. 2003

New York, NY 10001

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from LightofBeauty
Nov 07, 2017 4:47 pm

I queried her again for the heck of it since she's with a new agency and all. Her new, extremely impersonal and extremely form-y form goes like this:

Thanks for sending me your query. I'm afraid this doesn't seem like the right project for me, but I'm sure other agents will feel differently. Best of luck placing your work

Best wishes,


from Patrick (admin)
Oct 10, 2017 2:23 pm

Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Bradford Literary Agency.
from atcekg
Sep 06, 2017 8:20 pm

Same form reply as noted below by email within 30 days.
from SaraCo
Sep 06, 2017 3:27 pm

Queried in late June and never got a response. Seeing that she is no longer on the agency website, and did reject work sent in July, I am just going to mark this CNR.
from LightofBeauty
Sep 06, 2017 11:10 am

Very interesting that she's no longer listed on the agency's website. I knew something was a little off about the rejection letter that she didn't actually respond to my query, it was a whole other separate email with no mention of my name, no "Dear Author," just a generic form. I always wonder what happened when an agent is taken off an agency's listing, I know most of us jump to the conclusion that they'll make their own agency, but wouldn't that be something you'd want to announce? Is it ever a case or a reflection of their lack of sales/selling a book, etc?
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 06, 2017 8:34 am

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.

from syntellsmith
Sep 05, 2017 6:46 pm

EQ 7/15 (Literary Fiction Drama)
ER 9/5/17
Form rejection (same as one received by LightofBeauty, below)
from Catsamoa79
Sep 05, 2017 5:02 pm

EQ: 8/8/17
ER: 9/5/17
Form letter
from rdickens
Sep 05, 2017 2:53 pm

EQ memoir - 9/2
ER, form email - 9/5
from PBquerious
Sep 05, 2017 2:28 pm

EQ 7/19/17
ER 9/5/17
Form rejection (same as one received by LightofBeauty, below)
PB by author/illustrator
from LightofBeauty
Sep 05, 2017 2:16 pm

I forget exactly when I submitted to her, got her ER today, went like this:

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to read your submission. I appreciate you considering me for representation of your work.

Unfortunately, after careful review, I have decided to pass on this submission. This industry is incredibly subjective, and there are many agencies out there with many different tastes. It is for this reason that I strongly encourage you to keep submitting elsewhere, in the hopes of finding an agent who will be an enthusiastic champion for you and your work.

I wish you all the very best of luck and success with your writing.

Monica Odom

Pretty form-y, didn't even address my by name nor "Dear Author" either, just the usual "not for me/don't be discouraged/other agents will feel differently" blah blah, same ol' form-y language.
from ltlibrarian
Aug 26, 2017 1:56 pm

YA Portal Fantasy

EQ: 01/23/17
from syntellsmith
Jul 17, 2017 8:06 pm

EQ: 7/15
Auto reply saying she's on vacation.

Historical Drama Lit Fic 120k
from neiltylerfloyd
Jul 07, 2017 5:01 pm

Met her at a query workshop on 6/14. Asked for a partial on the spot. Sent electronically on 6/15. Will nudge at 90 day mark.
from svelixer
Jun 29, 2017 9:13 pm

EQ: 06-29-17

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