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Mr. Leon Husock

L. Perkins Agency

5800 Arlington Avenue

Riverdale, NY 10471



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Website: lperkinsagency.com

Twitter: leonhusock

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from aalogan
Nov 15, 2017 2:06 pm


EQ 11/15/17 73k adult fairy tale retelling (sent to general mail box, shoot)
from angshelley
Nov 09, 2017 11:25 am


@noranne I'll definitely let you know. I haven't heard back yet, though, and I'm not sure how long one waits for a nudge response.
from noranne
Nov 08, 2017 5:17 pm


@angshelley - I'll be curious to see if you hear back on the nudge! I'm trying to decide if I should nudge again or just consider this one closed. It's been 17 months...
from sgduong
Nov 08, 2017 10:15 am


EQ: 10/31/17
FR: 11/07/17!
Confirmation of receipt the next day

YA Fantasy 91k ownvoices
from angshelley
Nov 07, 2017 1:43 pm


@MrMcCoy @Christi12 @noranne @madeleinec Adding mine as well--fingers crossed for us!

EQ: 02/27/2017
FR: 02/28/2017
Acknowledged receipt 03/02/2017
nudged 11/7/17
from LightofBeauty
Nov 06, 2017 2:10 pm


EQ: 11/3

ER: 11/6

Basic form rejection.

Thank you for thinking of me for your work; unfortunately, it's just not quite right for me. As I'm sure you know, whether or not to take on a client is a very personal decision, and has as much to do with an agent's personal preferences as it does an author's writing abilities.

I wish you lots of success in your writing career.

All the best,

Leon Husock
from lexdncn
Oct 30, 2017 10:44 am


EQ: 10/24
FR: 10/30

Adult/crossover dark fantasy, 106k.
from Gracefulghost
Oct 29, 2017 2:09 pm


EQ (after Pitmad request): 09.15
FR: 09.15
Nudged with offer of representation: 10.12
Offer of Representation: 10.24

Ack! Something happened and my paragraph comment was deleted! The short is I'm accepting because Leon is awesome! Still to sign contract but it's a done deal pretty much. :) UPDATE: contract is signed!
from VanEssler
Oct 27, 2017 9:34 am


EQ: 10/26 Steampunk
ER: 10/27
from noranne
Oct 26, 2017 9:40 pm


Many congrats, gracefulghost!
from DebHawkins
Oct 26, 2017 8:57 am


Congrats, Gracefulghost!
from eqb123
Oct 19, 2017 1:51 pm


Thanks for the info! I'll try querying him again.

Good thing I did! Full request came only 2 hours later.
from JennWright83
Oct 19, 2017 9:28 am


I re-queried him at his personal address on 10/17 and got a form rejection this morning so it was a super fast turn around (very different from the general submission query I submitted almost a month ago). So I recommend definitely querying at his personal email if you had previously queried the general email. As far as querying his personal email and not yet hearing a response, perhaps a nudge?
from eqb123
Oct 19, 2017 8:46 am


Lupine and JennWright83-Yes, please report back. I queried Leon a month ago. Within three days, he replied with a question about my former agent so I know he got my query, but since then, I've heard nothing.
from annikab
Oct 18, 2017 10:28 pm


Lupine and JennWright83-- the correct email should be Leon (at) lperkinsagency. That's the one I submitted to and got a response within 10 hours (o.O). He seems to be amazingly on top of it, so if you haven't heard back, there may be a problem. Triple-check that you haven't submitted in a genre he doesn't rep, that you included your first 5 pages, and maybe run your query past some experienced eyes to see if there are any clear issues. If all seems well, may be worth tweeting at him to ask if he always responds and if you should requery? If you do, report back, because that would be useful info for future queriers.

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