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Ms. Danielle Burby

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

New York, NY

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from technoglobe
Nov 17, 2017 7:46 am

EQ: 11/17 MG
from deutschlandchick
Nov 15, 2017 3:06 pm

sholroyd-although a rejection-it's a very kind one! speaks for the agency, I guess! <3
from sholroyd
Nov 15, 2017 1:34 pm

EQ 10/31 93k women's fiction
ER 11/15 form letter

Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your query. I wish we could offer a more personalized response but on average, we receive 500+ email query letters a week. Do know that every query letter and sample are read and even though your project is not right for us, it might be right for another agent so don’t give up! I’m also sorry I have no agent recommendations to offer.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.
from BallooneyToon
Nov 12, 2017 6:52 pm

Partial request via PitchWars: 11/8
Upgraded to full request: 11/9

MG fantasy
from PandaNinja
Nov 08, 2017 10:09 am

DVpit requested: 10/2
EQ w/sample: 10/14
Short personalized rejection: 10/28 she said that she loved my query and the manuscript partial was well written, but not what she was looking for at the moment.
from Eisenbauch
Oct 03, 2017 6:18 pm

ER: #NLApitch request 6/21/17
FR: 7/12/17 (Also yay!)
Rejection - 10/3/17 - personalized, I think - "manuscript has all the elements I love - an interesting premise, solid writing, a dynamic protagonist. I just didn't get that must have feeling."
It was really nice, but a hard one for me. Think she would have been a good fit.
from TAChan
Sep 29, 2017 9:43 am

6/22 #NLAPitch request + 50pgs
9/6 Tapped
9/29 ER (form)

YA Scifi 100k

So sorry for the time it took to reply to you! Your first submission must have been lost in cyberspace, so thank you for resending!

Thank you so much for participating in our very first #NLAPitch event June 21. We received over 3,500 pitches during the allotted time (plus hundreds more tweeted either before or after the deadline), so the fact that your pitch was favorited by one or more of our team is a big deal. Kudos to you!

Thank you also for following up with the requested query and sample pages. While we enjoyed your concept and found lots to like in your submission, we continue to be very selective in what we request. It is with regrets that we decline to read further. However, don’t give up on this project. Although it’s not right for us, it might be right for another agent, so keep writing and querying. I’m sorry we have no agent recommendations to offer.
from specuKate
Sep 28, 2017 9:23 am

StaceyTrombley--I'd prefer to think she has a choice of form letters and chooses which one is appropriate. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
from StaceyTrombley
Sep 28, 2017 9:16 am

Specukate! Well, I guess my R was form after all.
from specuKate
Sep 27, 2017 2:05 pm

Met at RMFW but didn't have a chance to pitch. Seems like a very nice person. Query 9/18/17 72K YA Contemporary.
9/27 Kind rejection ("query and sample were well-written with a strong concept but not quite what I’m looking for at the moment.")
from StaceyTrombley
Sep 27, 2017 9:22 am

Got my rejection. She requested my last MS so I was hopeful, but its also likely why my R was personalized.

"Thank you so much for thinking of me for your project! I thought your query and sample were well-written with a strong concept but not quite what I’m looking for at the moment...."
from Artzicarol
Sep 26, 2017 3:10 pm

EQ: 9/08/17
ER: 9/26/17

[rejection sounded personal but it must be a form since it said the exact thing a previous rejection said]
YA low fantasy, 84K
from StaceyTrombley
Sep 26, 2017 12:52 pm

Hmm I queried on Sept 5th but no response yet.
from surfrat224
Sep 26, 2017 5:16 am

EQ: 9/8/17
FR: 9/26/17

YA Contemporary
from Descriptivist
Sep 25, 2017 4:04 pm

EQ 9/6/17
ER 9/25/17 The formiest of form rejections

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