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Mr. Lane Heymont

The Tobias Literary Agency

New York



Website: thetobiasagency.com

Twitter: LaneHeymont

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Jan 31, 2023 3:10 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Sensoo
Jan 30, 2023 3:10 pm


FQ: 11/10/22
FR: 01/30/23
Form rejection
128k urban fantasy
from digitia
Jan 30, 2023 1:58 pm


Form Query: 1/7/23
Form Rejection: 1/30/23
Adult Fantasy 85k

I hate to say this is going to be a pass as __________ does not sound like a fit for me at this time.
Thank you for considering The Tobias Literary Agency, and please do stay the querying course as this industry is highly subjective. After all, Marlon James's JOHN CROW'S DEVIL was rejected 78 times before being published, and now Marlon has a Man Booker Prize for A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS.
Best of luck with your future queries,
from lrushwrites
Jan 24, 2023 5:06 pm


YA psychological thriller
76k words
fingers crossed
from jonathanhelland
Jan 11, 2023 3:12 pm


Posted and MSWL on Twitter today--looking for Horror and Nonfiction:

https://twitter.com/LaneHeymont/status/1613238203464486912
from moonwatch178
Dec 19, 2022 12:05 pm


Just for cross reference posting

Form Query to Natascha Morris 08/02/22
Full Request 10/19/22
Full Sent same day
Response from Natascha saying that my query had since been passed to Lane Heymont as a potentially better fit--12/03/22
Full Request (plus 3-5 page synopsis) from Lane 12/3/22
Materials sent same day

YA Horror
from fictiongirl
Nov 28, 2022 10:11 am


Rejection from Natasha?
from GITP2020
Nov 23, 2022 8:26 am


FQ: 10/12/22
CNR: 11/23/22

Closed after 6 weeks.

67k YA RomCom
from tyingling7766
Nov 21, 2022 1:12 am


EQ: 23 August 2022
CNR at 90 days.

121K Adult Thriller/Horror
from 1edpsf1
Oct 18, 2022 7:25 am


18Oct22: query manager submission
Psychological thriller, 76k words
from Lorettakate
Sep 08, 2022 5:47 pm


EQ: 9/1/22

YA Gothic Horror
from laurablackwell
Sep 08, 2022 3:38 pm


Autoresponse: Thank you for your query. Please know I truly appreciate your consideration. If I decide to pass on you query you can expect a turnaround of a week. However, if I am interested it may be several weeks. Please do not nudge unless I have already responded to your query as the more time I spend on nudges the less time I spend on reading.

Please note that a pass is completely subjective and not a comment on your writing ability or your work's marketability. Please continue to query and don't let anyone convince you otherwise. Including me. After all, H.P. Lovecraft received 200 rejections before his first publication.

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from jenniferkathleen
Aug 08, 2022 12:13 am


FQ 6/30/22 Narrative Non-Fiction/True Crime
from PippaP
Jul 23, 2022 2:20 am


EQ: 8 July 2022
MS requested: 8 July 2022
from agunn87
Jun 28, 2022 6:38 pm


Sub'd 5/6/22
Marking CNR 6/24/22
Rec'd Form Rejection on 6/27/22:

"I hate to say this is going to be a pass as THE HIEROPHANT does not sound like a fit for me at this time.

Thank you for considering The Tobias Literary Agency, and please do stay the querying course as this industry is highly subjective. After all, Marlon James's JOHN CROW'S DEVIL was rejected 78 times before being published, and now Marlon has a Man Booker Prize for BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

Best of luck with your future queries,

Lane Heymont"


90k Adult Horror

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