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Ms. Danielle Burby

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

New York, NY



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Website: www.nelsonagency.com/

Twitter: danielleburby

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from saracnetto
Yesterday 11:41 am


EQ 04/18
FR 05/24
YA Fantasy 81K
This took more than 4 weeks, so maybe she's just running a bit over the time frame listed.
from mgmystery
May 22, 2017 7:08 am


betty_d, I did when she had my query in March. She ended up sending a rejection about a week later, but it was really nice. I didn't feel like it bothered her that I nudged.
from betty_d
May 19, 2017 10:20 pm


It's been 28 days with no response to my EQ. The website says to resend if no response received after 3 weeks, but it pains me to nudge on a query.

Anyone else nudge recently?
from AllieTheLibrarian
May 14, 2017 9:05 am


EQ: 05/14


YA Sci-Fi 90k
from KBurrrr
May 08, 2017 12:58 pm


EQ 3/15
Full Request 4/10
Personalized pass: 5/8 -- didn't get that "must have" feeling

YA SF
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 13, 2017 1:47 pm


Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing.
from tkm256
Apr 12, 2017 9:33 am


Email Query: 3/4/17
Email Nudge: 4/4/17 8:19 am (Website says, "If you have not received a response after three weeks, then something might have gone astray in cyber world.")
Response to Nudge: 4/4/17 8:27 am ("This is Jamie, one of Kristin’s first-round readers. Your query made it past the first round and is now on Kristin’s desk for her consideration.")
Form Rejection: 4/10/17 ("I thought your query and sample were well-written with a strong concept but not quite what I’m looking for at the moment.")

Cozy Mystery, 72k
from mgmystery
Apr 11, 2017 7:02 am


EQ: 3/6/17

4/5/17 Resent since no answer after 3 weeks.
ER: She said she thought my query & sample were well written with a strong concept, just not exactly what she's looking for. One of the most encouraging rejections I've seen.

MG mystery 44k
from mgmystery
Apr 08, 2017 2:08 pm


Congratulations, tkm256! If you don't mind me asking, what did you put in the subject line when you nudged?
from taylormaemarie
Apr 05, 2017 11:07 pm


EQ: 3/27/17
ER: 4/5/17

Form letter from entire agency.
from Catsamoa79
Apr 05, 2017 4:08 pm


EQ: 3/22/17
ER: 4/5/17
form letter
from turtlefairy1
Mar 06, 2017 4:45 pm


EQ 1/16
FR 2/02
ER 3/06

YA Dark Fantasy

from saintsavant
Feb 27, 2017 6:19 pm


ER: 25 days after EQ - Very positive, personalized email which made we wonder if she sat on the query for a while thinking. That was good in my opinion. I'd rather an agent take their time and not request a full, instead of get an author's hope up with something they weren't ready to invested in. I was very thankful for the email. It's one of those rejection keepers. :D
YA
from bfl5008
Feb 27, 2017 2:50 pm


EQ: 2/4
ER: 2/27 (WF 82K)

The rejection email seemed personalized and was both polite & encouraging. She seems lovely!
from suja12
Feb 24, 2017 2:09 pm


Form rejection on full request from Sun vs Snow. I have to say getting a form rejection on this particular full request surprised me since she requested off the query and first page from the contest. I sort of expected a line or two of personalization, stating she had read the pages. But, shrugging it off and moving on.

update - i received an email today from her assistant, apologizing for the form rejection. She said it was a mix-up in their inbox and that she was sending my email onto Ms. Burby. She asked me to ignore the rejection and wait for Ms. Burby's reply.

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