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Mr. Lane Heymont

The Tobias Literary Agency

New York



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Website: thetobiasagency.com

Twitter: LaneHeymont

AAR Member: Yes

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from bmaybee
Oct 10, 2017 12:21 pm


EQ: 9/23 with 5 page sample
PR: 10/8 "we love your voice and writing" from DW at the agency query dept.
10/9: submitted 4 chapter partial, requested synopsis and marketing plan

from LightofBeauty
Oct 08, 2017 11:21 pm


EQ: 9/8
FR: 9/8 (within 20 mins with my just newly revised query letter - omg! A revised query letter DOES make a difference!)
He confirmed receipt as well (forgot to mention that - so few agents confirm a receipt for a partial or full).
ER: 10/8 Not sure if it was a form or not, only said that my writing wasn't as strong as they liked. Not sure what to take from that, so vague. And it wasn't even from Lane, it was from "The Tobias Literary Agency Query Department" AND it's in response to the older/early version of my query for this project, not to the full that they requested. Now I'm just confused, and honestly can't be bothered lol. On to the next! (I have plenty of fulls and partials out.)
from eqb123
Oct 04, 2017 12:36 pm


EQ 8/12/17
FR 8/14/17

Nudged: 10/4/17
from ltlibrarian
Aug 27, 2017 10:34 am


YA Portal Fantasy

EQ: 04/26/17
PR: 04/26/17
CNR
from CraneHana
Jul 09, 2017 11:35 pm


EQ - 7/9/17 102 high fantasy with LGBTQI elements.

Even though the agency is closed to most unsolicited queries, their guidelines seem to leave a little leeway for previously published authors. I just barely make the cut on that criteria, so I'm trying anyway. Mr. Heymont has been a valuable source of info over on AbsoluteWrite, and I've had email convos with him in the past.

The worst that can happen: a 'no' by three weeks, after which I can assume no-interest. That's efficient and polite compared to many other agencies.
from JustNotReality
Jun 28, 2017 4:16 am


#SFFpit requested 6/22/17
EQ 6/24/17
PR 6/24/17 - He said that my writing is awesome!
Partial sent 6/25/17

100k YA Fantasy
from KristenH
Jun 18, 2017 7:52 am


Eq 3/24/17 (Venom)
CNR (No word from two nudges.) Will try him again when he's opened with CR.

Congrats WritingJunkie!
from Patrick (admin)
May 16, 2017 4:52 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks moblitas)
from moblitas
May 13, 2017 1:54 pm


On Twitter and on the website it says they're closed to unsolicited submissions.
from WritingJunkie
May 04, 2017 9:40 pm


3/13/17 EQ
4/30/17 Requested proposal
4/30/17 Requested manuscript
5/1/17 Offered representation
5/3/17 Happily accepted. I didn't even nudge the other agents who have my manuscript. I have full confidence in him.

100,000 word narrative non-fiction - part true crime, part memoir
from WritingJunkie
May 04, 2017 9:26 pm


Thank you so much, Jubilee! I wish you, and everyone else here, the best of luck. We all know how hard it is to keep going. Just keep going :)
from jubilee
May 04, 2017 2:15 pm


Congrats, WritingJunkie!!! So happy for you!
from Catsamoa79
Apr 30, 2017 5:48 pm


EQ: 4/3/17
CNR: 4/30/17
Auto response email said 3 week response time; otherwise consider it a pass
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

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