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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 Lorettakate
Sep 08, 2022 5:47 pm


EQ: 9/1/22

YA Gothic Horror
from laurablackwell
Sep 08, 2022 3:38 pm


Autoresponse: Thank you for your query. Please know I truly appreciate your consideration. If I decide to pass on you query you can expect a turnaround of a week. However, if I am interested it may be several weeks. Please do not nudge unless I have already responded to your query as the more time I spend on nudges the less time I spend on reading.

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

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from tyingling7766
Aug 23, 2022 4:51 pm


EQ: 23 August 2022

121K Adult Thriller/Horror
from jenniferkathleen
Aug 08, 2022 12:13 am


FQ 6/30/22 Narrative Non-Fiction/True Crime
from godfreya
Jul 26, 2022 6:14 am


Had a strange experience. Subbed a collection that received a full request, but I decided to develop the title novella into a novel, so I withdrew with a note explaining. Once completed soon after, I resubmitted a query (sample pages hadn’t changed) and was rejected.

Submitted again in case there had been some confusion, but may just go ahead and withdraw since he did already reject it.
from PippaP
Jul 23, 2022 2:20 am


EQ: 8 July 2022
MS requested: 8 July 2022
from agunn87
Jun 28, 2022 6:38 pm


Sub'd 5/6/22
Marking CNR 6/24/22
Rec'd Form Rejection on 6/27/22:

"I hate to say this is going to be a pass as THE HIEROPHANT does not sound like a fit for me at this time.

Thank you for considering The Tobias Literary Agency, and please do stay the querying course as this industry is highly subjective. After all, Marlon James's JOHN CROW'S DEVIL was rejected 78 times before being published, and now Marlon has a Man Booker Prize for BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

Best of luck with your future queries,

Lane Heymont"


90k Adult Horror
from teaquinn
Jun 21, 2022 11:41 am


EQ: 03/30/22
FR: 06/21/22
He sent my query to an associate, who had already rejected me so she rejected me again m Nice to see he saw potential in my query though.
from tkahler
Jun 10, 2022 8:55 pm


FQ-5/18/22
FR-6/10/22
Sent my query to an associate within the same agency.
YA speculative fiction 93,000 words
from aloopratha
Jun 10, 2022 1:51 pm


06/08/22 - EQ after twitter pitch like
06/10/22 - PR, submitted same day

YA fantasy
from Doctorslug
May 31, 2022 2:31 pm


FQ: 05/24
YA horror/paranormal 97k
Form: 05/31
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

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