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Ms. Nephele Tempest

The Knight Agency, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

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from AuthorTeacherkl
Yesterday 8:24 pm

EQ: 4/20/17 in response to #TKA20 Twitter event
PR: 4/27/17, 50pp, (email directly from Nephele Tempest)
Nudged: 7/19/17 -- replied immediately! Love that. Anyway, she's behind in her reading, so all is good.
Nudged again for update: 11/13/17 -- think I'm giving up ... CNR: 12/16/17

Contemporary Con/heist 80k
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 11, 2017 12:24 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks AuthorTeacherkl)
from AuthorTeacherkl
Oct 11, 2017 9:19 am

She states on her personal website and on Twitter that she is closed to queries 10/10/17 and will reopen when she gets caught up.
from aalogan
Aug 25, 2017 9:16 pm

EQ 10/17/16 69k Japanese Urban Fantasy
Haven't heard back by 11/16/16. Read on Knight Agency website they have trouble with hotmail addresses (which I used). Resent query from another email address 11/16/16.
CNR 1/3/17

PR 1/5/17 - After marking this CNR I got an email from Nephele, apologizing that my query had been misfiled, and that she would love to read more! Requested a synopsis and first 100 pages. My first partial request!

Haven't heard back re: partial ms on 3/17/17, so I sent a f/u email asking if she would be interested in the full ms. Sent another f/u 6/5/17.
8/11 - Got a nice rejection, and thanked me for my patience.
from booklife
Aug 23, 2017 11:43 pm

EQ: 05/26/2017 *requested after pitching
Nudge: 08/23/17 *just checked the site and realized that they specify you can nudge if you don't get a reply for requested materials

Historical mystery 75K.
from CMcFarlane
Aug 10, 2017 12:07 pm

EQ: 07/31/2017 - 111k Romantic Fantasy
ER: 08/01/2017 - Form rejection from Kristy Hunter
from sharpewords
Jul 20, 2017 12:49 am

EQ: July 10th 2017
ER (form from Kristy Hunter): July 11th 2017.

MG Fantasy
from bookmaid
Jul 11, 2017 5:58 pm

chachadigregorio: I queried on 6/24 and she got back to me two days later. Definitely re-send/check in!
from chachadigregorio
Jul 11, 2017 5:44 pm

Sent a query 31 days ago...never heard...getting concerned that it was not received?
from bookmaid
Jul 10, 2017 11:15 am

EQ: 6/24/2017
ER: 6/26/2017
from slynna
Jun 01, 2017 1:30 pm

88k YA sci-fi/romance

EQ: 5/30/17
ER: 5/31/17
from tmckee67
May 24, 2017 11:41 am

TKA20 request. Subbed requested material to Nephele but never received confirmation from her or the agency. Is that normal for her??? Ugh, I hate worrying about weather or not they've received requested materials...
from JaeStories
May 19, 2017 10:18 am

[76k YA Sci-fi]
5/18: EQ with 5 pages
5/19: ER, form.
from seellis
Apr 27, 2017 1:10 pm

EQ: 4/26
ER: 4/27 - form letter

Sent to Nephele, but I'd bet the house she never read it.
Rejected by Kristy Hunter (Submissions Coordinator and Associate Agent)

My advice would be to treat Kristy Hunter as the gatekeeper with the full expectation that if SHE isn't looking for the genre of your manuscript that she'll pass on it before anyone else at the agency sees it.
from captainswedish
Mar 11, 2017 12:48 am

EQ: 3/4
ER: 3/4 (about 20 mins later)

85,000 YA sci-fi fantasy

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