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Mr. Lane Heymont

The Tobias Literary Agency

New York

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Twitter: LaneHeymont

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from eqb123
Aug 14, 2017 4:20 pm

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


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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

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