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Mr. Leon Husock

L. Perkins Agency

5800 Arlington Avenue

Riverdale, NY 10471

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from JessyMontgomery
Jul 18, 2017 9:44 am

EQ: 7/17/17
Full Request: 7/18/17

YA Dark Fantasy, 92k
from JessyMontgomery
Jul 17, 2017 9:16 pm

jenniwood731, thanks so much! I know some agents have personal e-mails for clients only, so I didn't want to overstep
from jenniwood731
Jul 17, 2017 8:50 pm

JessyMontgomery, use his specific email. I don't think he gets the ones sent to the agency one
from JessyMontgomery
Jul 17, 2017 8:44 pm

have you guys been using the general submissions e-mail or his specific one at the agency?
from KK_McArthur
Jul 15, 2017 12:14 am

EQ: APR 02
NUDGED: JULY 15, with revised manuscript
from NancyA
Jul 08, 2017 9:15 pm

Thanks, jenniwood731 and noranne.
from jenniwood731
Jul 03, 2017 11:58 am

Nancy, I believe so. I included a synopsis after my pages just to be on the safe side, but I think as long as your query has those elements you'll be on the right track.
from noranne
Jul 02, 2017 8:21 am

Nancy, that is how I took it.
from NancyA
Jul 01, 2017 6:58 pm

Does anyone know if the “brief synopsis and bio” mentioned on the submission page is just a way of saying they want those elements in the query letter?
from booklover1234
Jun 30, 2017 1:37 pm

EQ: June 29th
ER: June 30th
from jenniwood731
Jun 19, 2017 9:30 am

EQ: 6/15
Full Request: 6/16
Sent: 6/16
Note saying ms was received 6/19
Contemporary Fantasy 78K
And now, we wait.
from jsdama
Jun 15, 2017 10:51 am

Email Query: 6/15/17
Form Rejection: 6/15/17

121k military space opera
from doofus1968
May 22, 2017 7:12 am

EQ: 12/27/14 (not kidding)
FR: 12/29/14 (not kidding)
SENT: 12/29/14
NUDGE: 02/15/15 no response
NUDGE: 06/01/15 no response (so I gave up)

ER: 02/11/16 received a 'I appreciate your query but I'm not open for new queries email'

REPLIED TO HIM 02/11/16 and mentioned that I had sent a query originally in 2014 and asked if the email I received meant he wasn't interested in the full manuscript to which he replied oh no that message was sent by mistake you're still under consideration.....REALLY? a year and three months later he sends a final rejection email 03/11/16.

I wish others luck with this agent and faster responses, because this was more than a little ridiculous in my opinion.

from Shoeless
May 19, 2017 9:05 pm

One general rule of thumb I've heard is that you shouldn't do any nudging in the first three months after a submission. An agent is obviously prioritizing his or her own clients, then going over queries and making other requests, so it's good to be patient and understand that even a full request--unless they were clearly super excited about it--is not going to be read immediately. It's definitely not wrong to nudge after 6 months, and if you still haven't heard from them after nearly a year, it's time to nudge, or else accept the possibility that your full request may be a non-response rejection.
from angshelley
May 18, 2017 4:10 pm

Do any of you have advice on when (or if) to nudge Leon on a full request?

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