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Ms. Julie Gwinn

The Seymour Agency



Website: www.theseymouragency.com/

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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.
from kameronw
Jul 25, 2021 6:04 pm


I'm wondering if I got skipped. I submitted 6/14, and although it seems like others have waited over a month before hearing anything, I'm also seeing folks who were responded to after that date within just a couple days. Is there a "maybe" pile that agents have and come back to?
from KellyE
Jul 23, 2021 9:33 pm


Ms. Gwinn has my full! I’d sacrifice a cute Disney critter to work with her! ????
from jeferrell
Jul 23, 2021 6:46 am


EQ: 7/21/21
ER: 7/22/21
Gwinn claims the word count is too high for the genre. Quick response, which I appreciate, but she seems interested in novellas or short novels.
Adult Suspense/Thriller 110k
from Shessy9986
Jul 21, 2021 5:19 pm


cwildman thank you. I actually got a full request today so I'm glad I was patient. I hear great things about Julie.

And yes I'm working on a new book. A great distraction from stalking query tracker. ;)

Good luck to you on your project!
from cwildman
Jul 21, 2021 3:45 pm


@Shessy9986 - I’d suggest you look at the agents timeline. It will show you where your Query is in her list of queries & you’ll get a rough idea how long it takes her to respond. The nice thing about Julie is that you will typically get a response one way or the other. When I looked at her timeline from the last year, I think she responded to nearly everyone. Sometimes it takes her a day, sometimes it takes her a few months. I sent my query in June 6th & haven’t heard a peep. It was a resubmission after she said my initial project was too long. I know it can be hard, but maybe you can work on your sequel while you’re patiently waiting!
from akuzenski
Jul 19, 2021 9:09 am


@Shessy9986 - You can always withdraw the submission. Query Manager pages have a message button at the bottom of the status page that allows you to nudge or withdraw.
from Shessy9986
Jul 16, 2021 9:48 pm


Thanks @angelsteele! I happened upon a tweet that they often share queries and try everything they can not to "let the good ones go" so I'll probably just keep this open and keep my fingers crossed.
from angelsteele
Jul 16, 2021 5:41 pm


@Shessy9986 generally speaking in this situation I will query another agent after their timeframe is up, and somewhere in the query I let them know that I previously have queried Agent X before. For example: I did query Melissa Schultz in April before I made the decision to have my manuscript professionally edited.

That's just me, I'm not sure what other people do.
from Shessy9986
Jul 16, 2021 5:27 pm


I have an etiquette question. Their site says only to query one agent at a time, but if one passes feel free to query another. It also says no response in 3 weeks is a pass.

So even though Julie didn't reject my work (Its been over 30 days since I queried), since she didn't reply am I safe to query another agent there at the agency? I know they use query manager so they can all see this, and I don't want to do anything taboo. Maybe Julie is just behind so I will wait a bit longer, but I don't want to wait indefinitely since her response is only 50% and thus there is a good chance she's considered me a pass.

No replies are rough. :(
from FloraMacIvor
Jul 08, 2021 3:24 am


FQ: 7/8/21
Historical fiction, 71K
from ripley_meg
Jul 07, 2021 7:33 am


EQ: 5/6/21
06/25 Notice of offer
06/26 Full Request
Sweetly cleared schedule to read. Offer of a an R&R with a whole page of notes! 06/ 29/ 21

Adult Historical Fantasy
from slawson4
Jul 02, 2021 1:19 pm


07/01/21: EQ
07/02/21: Rejection with a note that the word count was too high.

Adult Fantasy, 151k (which is not too out there for that age range and genre, though I may have to cut it eventually)
from tialsb
Jul 01, 2021 9:05 pm


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.

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