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Mr. Lane Heymont

The Tobias Literary Agency

New York



Website: thetobiasagency.com

Twitter: LaneHeymont

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from sfeaker
Oct 03, 2021 10:26 am


FQ - 8/02
Withdrawn 9/30 to submit edited sample pages
FQ 9/30
Partial Request 9/30
from Buddrcup
Sep 30, 2021 9:45 am


EQ: 08/14/2021
ER (kind form): 09/30/2021
Contemporary Fantasy
83,000 words
from onipar
Sep 30, 2021 8:50 am


34 day rejection for an adult horror novel. Same form letter others have received.
from cpbeauvoir
Sep 30, 2021 8:44 am


Epic fantasy 204K words

08/20/2021 - sent query via online form

09/29/2021 - received rejection with email. "Dear (my name). I I hate to say this is going to be a pass as (book title) 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, H. P. Lovecraft received 200 rejections before his first story was published. Best of luck with your future queries."

I appreciate him taking the time to give me encouragement. The query journey continues :-)
from de_ving
Sep 29, 2021 10:51 pm


Query Manager: 9/13 Adult Horror 77k
Rej Form: 9/29
from VandyMae
Aug 10, 2021 10:46 am


@Stafocker, I'm in the same situation. Had a Pitmad request from back in June and I sent the submission in an email too. I wonder if we should resubmit using the form?
from stafocker
Aug 05, 2021 10:40 pm


5/4/21 #APIpit query, synopsis and first 3 chapters as attachment in email
8/4/21- wondering if I should nudge. His profile says he only answers Query Manager, but I queried from May via email as instructed. ??
from MichelleT
Jul 13, 2021 2:35 pm


QM May 27, 2021
A PN 86k
form rejection by Matt Belford— i guess my MS was passed to him - july 13, 2021
from basnett88
Jun 21, 2021 12:35 pm


Rejection came from Stefanie Rossitto. I guess he must have passed it on to her.
from Maranda
Jun 18, 2021 5:41 pm


6/18/21
from VandyMae
Jun 16, 2021 11:34 am


EQ: 6/8/21

#PitMad Request
YA Horror 97K
from AshleyRatliffTheWriter
Jun 10, 2021 3:02 pm


FQ: 6/2/2021
FR: 6/10/2021

I was sent a very polite FR from Matt Belford, who I suppose he passed the MS to. I'm very appreciative of the fast reply.

120k SFF
from MelissaMcKinnon
Jun 07, 2021 8:08 am


Adult Horror Thriller 72K
#PitMad June 2021 Referral

EQ: Sent June 7, 2021
from sara_gilbert_writes
Jun 01, 2021 3:31 pm


FQ: 3/12/21
Rej: 5/27/21 from Natascha Morris which came as a huge shock because I had no idea the query was passed to her—I emailed Lane in April saying I had new pages, but apparently I should have sent that to Natascha instead? But how would I have known?

Upmarket YA 50k
from heroich
May 12, 2021 2:41 pm


I wonder what's with the little pockets of ignored queries. I wonder if they're ones under consideration... Here's hoping! Lol.

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