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Formerly with the The Seymour Agency

Mr. Lane Heymont

The Tobias Literary Agency

New York

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Twitter: LaneHeymont

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from SarahLRWriter
Jan 17, 2017 9:35 pm

EQ: 11/11/16
Nudge w/ offer: 1/16
FR: 1/17
from hexylady
Jan 15, 2017 12:18 pm

EQ 11/13/16
PR 11/14/16 - first three chapters and synopsis
Nudged 1/15/17, and got a response a couple of hours later: "Thanks for reaching out, because I thought I had emailed you back in December - though it's not in my sent box. Can you send me the full manuscript?"

Yes. Yes I can.

82k Urban Fantasy
from stephani111
Nov 29, 2016 12:07 pm

EQ: 11/28

Fantasy Military

Thought you'd like to read the automated receipt form. It's very encouraging of authors and classy. :)

If you are receiving this in response to a query please know that we truly appreciate your consideration. We will respond within three weeks if we are interested in seeing more of your work. If you do not receive a response within three weeks we have decided to pass on your project.

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 us. After all, H.P. Lovecraft received 200 rejections before his first publication.


The Query Department
from ThatWriterGal
Nov 09, 2016 6:53 pm

EQ: 10/7/16, 86k romantic suspense
Nudge with offer of rep: 10/26/16
FR: 11/5/16 - He said he just saw my note, and requested the full
Offer of rep! 11/7/16

Turned him down to go with a different agent, but got the sense that he works very hard for his authors, makes good deals, and is hungry for success.
from klgreer
Nov 03, 2016 9:34 pm

EQ 10/16
rec'd auto-confirmation of submission
CNR 11/3
118K gunpowder fantasy
from KayBeyus
Oct 27, 2016 9:41 pm

EQ: 9/27
CNR 10/27

113,000 Fantasy Romance
from VEHust
Oct 23, 2016 10:25 pm

EQ: 08/06/2016
Received and offer from another agent 10/20/2016
FR: 10/21/2016
Said my query got lost in the shuffle and he was very excited to read.
from ArtsyAmy
Oct 13, 2016 9:08 am

EQ: 8-19-16
Auto-response says will respond in three weeks if interested.
CNR: 10-13-16
from Kesterian
Aug 15, 2016 7:44 pm

EQ: 08.15.16

155k High Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 10, 2016 5:20 pm

Profile Update: Started his own agency. Formerly with the The Seymour Agency.

(Thanks CillanXC)

from CillanXC
Aug 07, 2016 6:55 am

FYI, Lane has left The Seymour Agency to start his own agency, The Tobias Agency (
from happyy
Jul 20, 2016 9:37 am

EQ: 6/30/16 YA sci-fi.
from maryj59
Apr 08, 2016 2:15 pm

I know he reps our own CillanxC, who signed with him this past autumn. Otherwise, I don't know. But he has mentioned some clients on his twitter feed.
from jhunny
Apr 07, 2016 2:51 pm

@Drachen He's going on another cruise again. I can't seem to find any info on who he reps. Does anyone know?
from maryj59
Apr 05, 2016 3:45 pm

Your right, LM. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her death. I can imagine it might well impact the agency as a whole.

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