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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 Robisstrange
May 01, 2022 9:33 pm


Submitted query: 01/12/22
3/11/2022: I want to send a nudge, but it seems like the option is unavailable in the QM query status page. It only offers the options to withdraw or report an offer of representation. I'm guessing he is just very busy.
Form rejection: 05/01/22

Adult Horror 118k words

from kitbuddy
Apr 30, 2022 12:18 am


I checked Publishers Marketplace and Horror is the way to go.
from Ckrueger
Apr 15, 2022 3:49 pm


Email query@thetobiasagency.com listed on MSWL website is no good.
from agentlefox
Apr 14, 2022 11:10 am


queried 4/7
nudged with offer of rep 4/13
polite pass same day

72k upmarket/literary/speculative
from jayneseynolds
Mar 08, 2022 9:59 am


Has anyone heard back on a partial request? Sent one in Feb. and his timeline doesn’t look promising. Assuming no news is a no?
from nkoussis
Feb 27, 2022 9:56 pm


Is there any news on people who are waiting for a reply from November? I sent mine on 1/30, haven't heard anything yet. I wonder if I should nudge?
from colbywilkens
Feb 11, 2022 5:06 pm


FQ Sent: 2/10/2022
Partial Request: 2/11/2022, sent same day
First 3 chapters and synopsis

YA Horror 80k
from marmoisan
Jan 23, 2022 10:36 am


FQ: 15 November 2021
CNR: 23 January.
Fantasy 77k.

Hello everyone! Any responses from November queries? My query is way past the average reply time, even if Lane had passed along the query, but I'd hate to bother him while he's still considering.
from floydnerd1993
Jan 16, 2022 3:18 pm


@Marmoisan, I've got a query from October still pending, so you're not alone.

My gut tells me that we're in his 'maybe' pile, since he uses QueryManager and can see how many pending queries he has at any time. It's unlikely that our queries got lost, and barring any technical issues, as long as it's still listed as pending then it hasn't been rejected. However, it's also possible that he's a little slower to respond than usual because of the holidays.

On Publisher's Marketplace, he's also sold a bunch of stuff, so maybe he's been wrapped up working with existing clients.
from amandapreston
Nov 28, 2021 9:22 pm


Sent Query 11/28

Adult Horror - 85K words
from SewellThompson
Nov 04, 2021 6:24 am


Same rejection comment that others have received. :(
from GinaBMonroe
Nov 03, 2021 3:22 pm


FQ 11/2/21

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 81k
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.

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