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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 Patrick (admin)
Jan 08, 2021 2:21 pm


Sorry almostormund. He is not accepting sci-fi at this time.
from almostormund
Jan 08, 2021 1:27 pm


Is he still accepting scifi? I see some queries getting accepted, but I cant find the option on querymanager.
from andyscontras
Dec 01, 2020 12:27 pm


EQ (form) -- 11/24/2020 Speculative Fiction 84K
referred to Matthew Belford...
from MyGoodnessPauline
Nov 10, 2020 7:55 am


EQ: 10/25/20
Same day forwarded to his associate Matt Belford, as he thought it might be a better fit
dark epic fantasy, 140k
from TinaHendricks
Nov 08, 2020 5:57 pm


adult com fantasy-mag realism, 88k 11/8/20
from AMWalters
Nov 03, 2020 4:45 pm


EQ: August 25th
PR: Sept 3.
Requested first three chapters and a synopsis

UPDATE:
September 7th: Requested full manuscript and asked a few questions about my previous agent situation (I was repped previously).
Sent full on September 9th.
Thriller/ 82k

UPDATE 2: 10/23- Received a message to set up a call for next week. Fingers crossed this is an offer for rep and not just a "fix these things and resubmit." If an agent asks to set up a call is that usually indicative of an offer? It's been so long since I've done this I sincerely forget how it works.

Offer of rep- 10/28/2020 Lane is super knowledgable and is extremely passionate about his job and his clients.
Accepted offer of rep: 11/3/2020. I'm really excited to work with Lane. He's enthusiastic and positive and exactly what I need after my last agent fiasco.
from brmyers
Oct 30, 2020 2:40 pm


EQ: 17 AUG 2020
Partial Request 19 AUG 2020
Full Request 30 SEP 2020
OCT 21 2020: Lane emailed a few specific questions about main character. I replied same day.

Gothic mystery
from sandermoffitt
Oct 02, 2020 9:51 pm


EQ: 1/22/2020
ER: 10/1/2020

Form rejection

112k YA Fantasy
from sarahadler
Oct 02, 2020 11:17 am


EQ: 2/9/20
Notified that query was forwarded to colleague at agency 10/1/20


97k women's fiction
from katifelix
Oct 02, 2020 11:14 am


Forwarded my query to Matthew Belford, who had passed already. No response yet, but I expect it will be another rejection.
Update - Yep, a rejection same day.
from jennadevillier
Oct 02, 2020 8:10 am


FQ: 4/23
ER: 10/1

79k YA fantasy
from Woodside
Oct 01, 2020 10:28 pm


EQ FORM 6/22/202
Adult Espionage Thriller 85,000
ER Form Letter 10/1/2020
from cwbuecheler
Oct 01, 2020 5:28 pm


QM: 2/13/20
Forwarded: 10/1/20 - sent to Matt Belford as a better fit. Sadly, Mr. Belford (who requested this ms via PITMad) already passed on it.

Contemporary Fantasy, 93k Words
from reason
Sep 30, 2020 9:09 pm


FQ: 9/28
FR: 9/30

Women's Fic 91K
from SugarMagnolia
Sep 30, 2020 9:44 am


I queried Mr. Heymont on 8/31/20 and got a response on 9/29/20 that he forwarded my inquiry to Renae Moore, because this may be a "better match." Appreciate the pass-along!

Adult Paranormal Suspense, 94K

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