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Ms. Julie Gwinn

The Seymour Agency


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Online Form: Yes

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from lornak
Today 8:21 am

08.23.21-Querie Sent
08.29.21-Request for full
from susanlouise
Today 12:02 am

Hi mjcassell. I submitted EQ 17 June, received FR same day, and sent the manuscript same day. Was giving Julie time to respond as there are several still above us in the Full/Partial Request timeline. An agent once said that it can take 6 - 9 months, rather than the 6-8 weeks that Julie mentioned in her QM note to me. Thanks for posting this comment. Good luck.
92,000 Historical Romance
from mjcassell
Yesterday 6:36 am

EQ: 4/15/21
Full request: 6/24/21 (sent same day)
Nudge: 10/22/21

95k Adult Historical Fiction
from fantasy1234
Oct 04, 2021 1:45 pm

10/02/2021- sent query letter and synopsis
10/03/2021- asked for full manuscript!

109k Fantasy
from cpbeauvoir
Sep 29, 2021 8:17 pm

204K words adult epic fantasy.

08/20/2021 - sent query letter and synopsis via online query form.
09/27/2021 - Received email from her "Thanks so much for allowing me to review your query (book name). Unfortunately, the word count is too long. Typically, novels fall in the 70-100k word count range with historical and fantasy at the top of that range. If you decide to revise you are welcome to resubmit to me at a later date. Good luck on your journey to be published."

I appreciate her feedback as I've queried 43 agents so far and received 11 rejections, of which she was the only one to provide feedback. Though I cannot and will not reduct the word count, I so appreciate her that she took the time to read my submission and provide me with feedback.
from cyrusnew
Sep 28, 2021 6:21 am


112k Adult Fantasy

Form rejection letter-"Unfortunately, I already have a project that is similar in topic/premise so am going to pass at this time. Since you already have another offer, I wish you nothing but good luck to you on your journey to be published."
from OPKiwi
Sep 27, 2021 10:46 pm

EQ: 7-10-21
ER: 9-28-21
from WyldeGreen
Sep 27, 2021 9:32 pm

"Unfortunately, I already have a project that is similar in topic/premise so am going to pass at this time. Since you already have another offer, I wish you nothing but good luck to you on your journey to be published."

Reading through the comments here, it appears this agent has used this form of rejection several times over! It is a gentle let-down, though, so no complaints.
from Sylvia123
Sep 16, 2021 4:14 pm

Submitted a partial request after pitching to her at ACFW.
from tialsb
Sep 14, 2021 7:41 am

07/01/2021: submitted full by request after pitching directly to her at the Seymour Agency's Pitch Perfect event.
She requested the synopsis, full ms, and any log lines for planned sequels/any other completed works or WIPs. Looking to represent aspiring career authors, it seems.
8/4/2021: After I posted here that I wasn't sure if my pitch got to her due to an email snafu, a kind soul reached out and helped me verify the correct email. I re-sent the materials, and on 9/14/2021 I received confirmation from JG that she had received my materials.
from MichelleT
Sep 07, 2021 10:08 pm

FQ Jun 23 2021
A PN 86k
CNR Sept 7, 2021

Interesting that the website requests first 5 pages but QM only requested synopsis... I think I messed this up.
from Hassie
Aug 26, 2021 10:15 am

Received a full request from her assistant in June. I followed up in August after I'd received several offers. I heard back from the assistant saying she was no longer with the agency, but I should expect to hear from Julie soon. I did not hear from her. After talking with several agents, I withdrew my submission to accept an offer. The withdrawal email was met with an out of office/vacation response from Julie. This morning I received an email saying she had reached out to me with a pass. I searched my spam and junk folders, but there's no record of that email. Seems to be some communication confusion with this agency.
from Shessy9986
Aug 02, 2021 6:42 pm

EQ: 6-14-21
Full Request 7-21-21
ER: 8-2-21

Though it's disappointing, I really appreciate Ms. Gwinn's comments about my book. It was clear she read the entire book and her feedback was useful and detailed. Greatly appreciate her taking the time to explain her rejection.
from katifelix
Jul 26, 2021 4:17 am

Kameronw, I queried back in March and got a FR only like 3 weeks ago. She does go through and answer! Hang in there, you'll hear something soon :)
from Shessy9986
Jul 25, 2021 7:49 pm

kameronw, I queried the same day as you and just got a full request a few days ago. Hopefully you will hear something soon.

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