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Mr. Leon Husock

L. Perkins Agency

5800 Arlington Avenue

Riverdale, NY 10471

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Twitter: leonhusock

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from JTrauberman
Today 11:40 am

EQ - 3/22
ER - 3/22

Adult Urban Fantasy, 84k
from MrMcCoy
Today 10:32 am

EQ: 03/20/17
FR 03/21/17 (Blown away at the response time)
03/22/17 email confirming he received the manuscript.

YA Fantasy 89K
from Boreas
Mar 17, 2017 8:17 am

EQ: 2/10/17
CNR: 3/17/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from ChrisMannino
Mar 08, 2017 8:13 am

thanks for the helpful comments about his personal email- resending!
from noranne
Mar 08, 2017 7:38 am

My data doesn't show up in the timeline because I listed it under "referral/contest" instead of a query, so including info here:

Query Kombat partial request: 6/9/16, sent 6/17
Upgraded to a full: 6/20/16, sent same day
He acknowledged receipt of the full and asked if I wanted to know when he started reading, which I declined.

Nudged on 3/1/17, he responded same day and said it was still under consideration and apologized for the delay.
from KBurrrr
Mar 07, 2017 9:42 am

Wow, thanks for the info and research! I sent in a query to the submissions email last week, but reforwarding it directly now.

EQ 3/6 to his direct email
ER 3/7 form

from saintsavant
Mar 07, 2017 9:33 am

Using his regular email worked with a quick ER (form)
from chicklegirl
Mar 07, 2017 9:04 am

EQ 3/6/17 (80K--YA speculative/time travel)
ER 3/7/17 (form)
from engstromdd
Mar 06, 2017 11:57 pm

I agree, the L. Perkins instructions are super-confusing. They make it sound like everything should go to submissions, but Mr. Husock clearly states in a Dec 2016 tweet ( that he does not see queries sent to that address. His address, available by clicking the mail icon under his bio on the web site, is:
from chicklegirl
Mar 06, 2017 4:03 pm

SaraCo and karareynolds, thanks so much for sharing the information about using his direct email instead of the general submissions email. I'd never heard back from him after using the general email address, so I resent my query to his personal email this afternoon.
from inluvwithwords
Mar 06, 2017 3:06 pm

EQ to his direct email: 3.5.17
Form R: 3.6.17
from SaraCo
Mar 06, 2017 12:00 pm

karareynolds, I queried using the general response and never got a reply, then tried his direct email and got a form rejection in a couple days. The website is confusing.
from karareynolds
Mar 06, 2017 9:56 am

I *thought* I queried Leon on 1/25/17 by sending an email to the general submissions email listed for the agency, but when I notified him of an offer of rep last night (to his personal email) he let me know he'd never seen the query letter. He said he doesn't see queries sent to the general submissions email. Clearly I made a mistake, but I can't find guidelines that state otherwise here or on the agency website. So what email address are all of you using?
from Allister
Mar 03, 2017 10:09 am

6/04/2016 EQ
6/04/2016 FR
7/5/2016 R with detailed response

Leon gave me amazing feedback on my full and was wonderful and prompt throughout the process. Anyone would be lucky to have him!

UPDATE: Did R&R with another agent and Leon was more than happy to take another look

R&R sent: 2/7

Leon gives such thoughtful feedback and was the first to see potential in my manuscript. It's thanks to him and the agent I did the R&R for that I have a wonderful manuscript now. Fingers crossed!
from KristenH
Mar 02, 2017 4:02 pm

EQ 3/2/17 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity, though it's not six months but almost close to it)--same day rejection, not a good fit. Will try Sandy Lu next month with DI's requery.

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