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Ms. Julie Gwinn

The Seymour Agency


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from Overnightsensation40yearslater
Sep 06, 2020 8:16 am

EQ 8/24/20
ER 9/6/20
Adult upmarket rom/com 91k
from SummerIsleElves
Aug 26, 2020 5:05 pm

EQ 03/10/2020
PR 03/29/2020
Revise & Resubmitted 04/06/2020
Adult SFF, 107k

Fingers crossed!!
from Woodside
Aug 24, 2020 12:51 pm

EQ FORM 6/23/2020
Adult Military/Espionage 85,000 words
CNR 8/24/2020
from gretchenrhammond
Jul 25, 2020 8:17 am

Queried 7/14/2020
Proposal Request: 7/16/2020
from the_new_kid
Jul 13, 2020 8:31 am

Query sent on January 10th, 2020.
Personal rejection with feedback on the query and five pages on February 23, 2020. With an offer to resubmit if revised.

To say I was shocked to receive a detailed note is to say nothing. I've had three full requests, one of which an agent had had for almost six months, and neither of those agents provided anything but the same form rejection on the FULL. She seems wonderful and kind. Out of dozens of agents, she's the only person who's provided actual feedback. I would definitely recommend submitting to her.
from BLeeReed1
Jul 12, 2020 5:50 pm

Query 6/25/20
Rejection 7/12/2020

Short email that says publishers now, especially with Covid, want authors to help market and sell their books. Suggested I should reconsider my not having a social media platform.
from BillGinTexas
Jul 11, 2020 5:59 pm

OQ: 06/26/2020 Hist Fic/Alt Fic 88K
ER: 07/11/2020 form rejection
from the_new_kid
Jul 11, 2020 1:27 pm

Maybe this info will help new writers. Just received the weirdest rejection from her. She wrote that she'd have to pass because my word count was TOO LOW for my genre. It's Upmarket with 78k words. I'm no expert, but I've read everywhere like a million times that 70-80k is perfect for my type of novel. Also, she wrote it should be closer to 85... Mine is 78k... 7k difference is a dealbreaker? Seriously?:) People have cut and added way more words in editing, which will inevitably happen before submission to publishers.
I've submitted my previous novel in the same genre with the same word count and had 3 full requests and haven't heard even once that it was too low. In fact, I've read successful books in my genre that were only 65k.
So, basically she just didn't want to send form rejection, which is admirable. But this can be really misleading for a new author who might rush to add 10k words just for the heck of it. That is why I don't think that writing just anything in a rejection letter to make it seem personal is necessarily better than sending a form one.

I hope this helps someone.
from ksanderson
Jul 08, 2020 3:48 pm

EQ: 6/28/20 Supernatural Thriller
Full Req: 7/7/20
from allisonwall
Jun 24, 2020 9:02 pm

EQ: 3/12/20
Partial Request: 3/15/20
Nudge: 4/13/20
Rejection: 4/15/20

Julie did provide a couple of paragraphs of feedback on my manuscript, but (bizarrely) she seemed to have totally misunderstood my writing. She offered a chance to resub, but I don't think she's the right agent for me, so I'll pass. I probably shouldn't be surprised, as her history is in Christian publishing, and with a lot of romance, and my MS is edgy, literary SF.

Adult SF, 99k
from Writerkehr
Jun 24, 2020 12:42 pm

EQ: 1/09/2020
RS 91K
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 18, 2020 4:30 pm

Profile Update: Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.
from Catsamoa79
Apr 16, 2020 2:00 pm

EQ: 3/2/20
CNR: 4/16/20
from JBL246
Apr 04, 2020 6:41 pm

EQ 5/31/2019
PR 3/30/2020 (that's 10 months later)
Guess books about viruses are in demand again. (sadly)
from imagination
Feb 15, 2020 10:25 am

Query Scheduled to Send: 1/20/20
Closed No Response: 02/15/20

Fantasy 86K

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