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Ms. Danielle Burby

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

New York, NY



Website: www.nelsonagency.com/

Twitter: danielleburby

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from ktwills79
May 10, 2019 3:37 pm


EQ: 5/3 with offer of pub
ER: 5/10

PB-NF, 980 words
from dancingdove311
May 02, 2019 3:58 pm


Form Query 3/11/19
FR: 3/25/19 (sent same day)
5/2 Polite pass, but I think it was a form. No feedback.

Upper YA Fantasy 118k
from dclawr
May 01, 2019 11:01 am


EQ via online form 4/8/19
ER 4/30/19 The same "tiered" form rejection others have received. Complimentary, if form.
"Thank you so much for thinking of me for your project! I found your query and sample pages well-written with a strong concept. I have ultimately decided to step aside, but I think another agent is going to be intrigued enough to ask for the manuscript.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors!"


MG contemporary
52,000 words
from swatithegeek
May 01, 2019 1:49 am


EQ (form): 05/01/19

YA Romance, 82k
from cplaner
Apr 24, 2019 9:54 pm


Form Query: 4/15/19
FR: 4/22/19
Full Sent: 4/24/29

Adult Rom Com 72K
from ChrystalS
Apr 08, 2019 4:41 pm


2/11 Form Query
2/26 Full Request
4/5 Polite and personal pass explaining why and saying what she liked also and with an offer to query her in the future. I would definitely query her again with future works :)
(YA Fantasy/Retelling)
from Elysia
Apr 08, 2019 3:47 pm


@gkokotakis I think she has a tiered form. Some receive the rejection you posted, while others receive something more general (take a look at gmayes below)
from gkokotakis
Apr 08, 2019 10:16 am


EQ: 4/4/2019
ER: 4/8/2019 (Not form?)

Thank you so much for thinking of me for your project! I found your query and sample pages well-written with a strong concept. I have ultimately decided to step aside, but I think another agent is going to be intrigued enough to ask for the manuscript.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors!

YA Fantasy/Romance 113k-word
from firstrodeo
Apr 07, 2019 8:24 pm


EQ: 3/20/19 MG 53,000 words
ER: 4/3/19 (form)
from elitemessenger
Apr 05, 2019 9:26 pm


EQ Form: 1.9.19
FR: 1.14.19
ER: 4.5.19

76k YA Fantasy
from gcastania
Apr 01, 2019 12:51 pm


EQ: 3/23
ER: 4/1 (form)

120k YA fiction dealing with mental health
from gmayes
Apr 01, 2019 11:26 am


EQ: 3/25/19
ER: form rejection. RRouth, amylululouise, bandofinsiders, take the compliment and encouraging words to heart.
Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your submission. Unfortunately, it's not quite what I'm looking for at the moment. I wish I could offer a more personalized response, but do know that we read every query letter and sample we receive. Even though your project is not right for us, it might be right for another agent, so don’t give up!
from RRouth
Mar 25, 2019 8:19 pm


FQ: 3/17
ER: 3/25

Same as bandofindisers and amylulu. Thinking it’s probably a tiered form
MG Adventure 42k
from amylululouise
Mar 25, 2019 2:49 pm


EQ: 3/23/19
Humorous WF 83k

ER: 3/25 same rejection wording as bandofinsiders
from bandofinsiders
Mar 25, 2019 2:18 pm


EQ: 3/7
ER: 3/25

Got a weirdly nice rejection saying the concept and everything was well-written and that she was sure other agents might be interested, but that she was stepping aside. Unless she's just using a very kind, confidence-boosting form lol.

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