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Ms. Julie Gwinn

The Seymour Agency



Website: www.theseymouragency.com/

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from CRogers
Yesterday 12:36 pm


EQ: 1/18/21

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from jsardoni
Jan 14, 2021 1:33 pm


EQ:12/02/2020
ER:01/12/2021

Urban Fantasy
from JEWarner
Jan 08, 2021 4:36 pm


FQ: historical romance, 82K
from katarinabett
Jan 08, 2021 1:11 pm


EQ: 1/8

119K adult spec fic
from acschroeder
Dec 30, 2020 10:49 pm


E-mail query sent: 5/25/2020, however I was unsure if it went through
Re-sent query via manager/form: 7/19/2020
Rejected: 12/10/2020; she apologized for the delay and said it was due to having a similar novel that she was already working through. She said she would see if Lizzie Poteet was still interested, as she had rejected my query because it was still in Julie's inbox.
12/30/2020: Julie e-mailed me asking me for the full synopsis, presumably to sent on to Lizzie however that was not specified.
from Leto1366
Dec 21, 2020 12:16 pm


Pitched via Agency pitch event on 11/6/20
Submitted first 6 chapters on 11/19/20
Full Request on 12/18/20, submitted on 12/20/20

She and her assistant, Madison, invited me to send them my query and first 5-6 chapters, along with blurbs for the planned sequels and a synopsis. Both Julie and Madison were lovely and very easy to talk with.

Adult High Fantasy - 114k
from juliaeve1
Dec 20, 2020 9:08 pm


Hist Fic 99k
ES: 9/22/20
Full Request: 9/30/20
Rejection: 12/20/2020
As others have experienced, Julie gave specific feedback on her reasons for rejection, which I deeply appreciated. She seemed like a wonderful professional; I will definitely submit other projects to her.
from max_entropy
Dec 17, 2020 7:38 pm


Given her decent response and acceptance rates I was about to submit about a 90K contemporary literary women's crime novel until I viewed their list of 144 fiction authors, 95% of whom are ostensibly female. As a male author seeking representation, I already felt I was behind the eight-ball, and feel that way about the universe of literary agents generally, who are overwhelmingly female and primarily tend to sell (or at least advertise successes for) books by women authors. I have nothing against women winning in this game but it personally depresses me. Please don't call me sexist for simply pointing out the way things are. Why is this imbalance never talked about?
from lisangus
Dec 17, 2020 4:43 pm


Submission 12/12 2020 - suspense
Rejected 12/15 2020. said my word count was too short (71k) but if I were to "beef it up to around 80k" she'd be willing to take another look at it.
from pkawerner
Dec 15, 2020 1:43 pm


Submission 11/12/2020, 115k Epic Fantasy

Rejected 12/15/2020, note mentioned that my word count was too long and to resubmit if I shortened it, but did not provide a target word count.
from MaryStoneWriter
Dec 14, 2020 2:22 pm


I met Julie at a conference where she requested I submit to her. After doing so and not hearing for months, and having followed up, still no response. I contacted a fellow writer who also had met with Julie and sent requested material to her. This writer had also had no response even a year later.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 10, 2020 10:30 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from christinaferko
Dec 03, 2020 8:40 pm


PitMad request 12-3-2020
Sent same day to the email provided

YA Fantasy
from sarahwesterfield
Nov 13, 2020 4:57 pm


Pitched via Zoom pitch event: 11/6/20
98k romance/urban fantasy
She was super nice and I met her intern Elle as well. Requested a partial, which I sent 11/7. We also talked about various ways I imagined the book turning into a series. She seems lovely and I'm hoping it works out!
from KCastle11
Oct 12, 2020 8:48 pm


Queried 10/4/20
Rejection: 10/11/20

An actual rejection that I don't feel was a form rejection. Nothing construction but did let me know she was passing because she had something similar already.

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