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Ms. Nephele Tempest

The Knight Agency, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

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from Kaiodem
Mar 14, 2018 5:15 pm

EQ: 3/14/18

from Patrick (admin)
Jan 24, 2018 3:43 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks CourtneyHarden)
from CourtneyHarden
Jan 23, 2018 7:33 am

I don't know all of the abbreviations on here... BUT I forgot to post when this was first starting, and I think it's important to document with each agent... so better late than never.

Originally sent query on March 16th, 2017, and on March 22nd received a request for a partial submission and a synopsis (wrote a synopsis quickly, and had never done it before, so was very nervous, and I am sure not very good :( ) Sent the requested material the next day on March 23rd.

Fast forward to May 17th, 2017, I checked in and she responded very quickly that she was behind. Checked in again at the end of June bc I was paranoid and went on vacation somewhere with no internet or cell service, so I notified her in case she got it read during that time. She wrote back soon thereafter telling me thanks for notifying her. I heard nothing while on vacation and nudged her one more time at the end of July - this time without a response. I was worried that I had bugged her writing back so soon, so I decided I wouldn't contact her again and would allow her to contact me.

I became hopeful when I saw she was closed to submissions in October. Finally on November 27th I decided to write her and just see if there was an updated timeline (hadn't had any correspondence since July so I thought that was enough of a time lapse to be able to contact her again) - she wrote me back quickly saying: "Thanks for checking in. My goal is to be caught up before I leave for the holiday break, so I should be getting to you in the next few weeks. My apologies for the delay; it’s just been a very busy year and I’m afraid I’m more behind than normal. Thanks again for your understanding!"

So... with 6 days left before Christmas when I write this, I am waiting excitedly, anxiously, and hopefully for a positive response within the next less-than-a-week!!!!! (EEK!)

Update: 1/17/18 - still waiting. She must have been quite behind.
1/23/18 - Rejection with a nice response saying I had lovely writing, and mentioned some tweaks I could make.
from CourtneyHarden
Jan 23, 2018 7:31 am

She has reopened to queries as of 1/22/18.
from safashaqsy
Jan 16, 2018 3:07 pm

EQ: 12 Jan 2018

ER: 17 Jan 2018

They said it was not right for their agency at this time.
from AuthorTeacherkl
Dec 16, 2017 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

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