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Ms. Lydia Shamah

Carol Mann Agency

55 5th Ave

New York, NY 10003



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Website: carolmannagency.com

Blog: carolmannagency.wordpress.com/

Twitter: lydiashamah

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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Fiction Query guidelines: An intriguing query letter with a short author bio and the first 25 pages. Non-Fiction Query guidelines: A query letter and proposal including your bio, target audience and competitive titles. Hook me with a strong concept and your platform. If you have an Urban Outfitters-worthy blog/Twitter/Instagram please include site stats in your query.

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from Patrick (admin)
Sep 07, 2017 6:54 pm


Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.

(Thanks cadertot)
from cadertot
Sep 07, 2017 4:18 pm


It seems she may no longer be an agent. She's not listed on Carol Mann's website, and her Twitter account shows that she's a production coordinator at Serial Box.
from MReyesWrites
Aug 28, 2017 7:33 pm


After an R&R with Lydia last year, I emailed her (8/24/17) to let her know I'd just finished a complete rewrite.

MG fantasy
from ltlibrarian
Aug 26, 2017 1:59 pm


YA Portal Fantasy

EQ: 01/20/17
ER: 01/27/17
from sp00ky
Jul 22, 2017 4:21 pm


EQ: 7/02
ER: 7/05 (form)
80K
from crystallee33
May 31, 2017 4:32 pm


EQ: April 7th/2017 (Witchy Memoir)

*Website states that if you hear nothing after 6 weeks consider it a no.
Query Tracker says she is closed to queries as of April 20th.
Will wait for a few weeks to see and then consider it a no and close out.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 20, 2017 5:52 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from Kdf2023
Apr 19, 2017 2:39 pm


Drachen: did you query with the personalized email shown here and it bounced back? I sent one to that addy back in March and haven't heard anything. Wondering if I need to send again.
from Drachen
Apr 19, 2017 2:19 pm


Submissions e-mail is submissions@carolmannagency.com as per the Carol Mann website.

(the one listed here appears to be shut down)
from dpasquantonio
Apr 14, 2017 9:13 am


EQ 2017-02-07
CNR 2017-04-14
adult mystery 89K
from Boreas
Mar 14, 2017 6:34 pm


EQ: 2/8/17
CNR: 3/14/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from ladytuono
Feb 15, 2017 6:59 am


EQ 1/17
CNR 2/15

adult contemporary fantasy 86k
from ammeyer
Feb 14, 2017 1:28 pm


EQ 2/14/17

YA Contemporary Cinderella Retelling
from hexylady
Feb 09, 2017 6:19 pm


EQ 10/15/2016
nudge 11/12/2016 - 4 weeks
re-nudge 12/14/2016 - In queryspace, no one can hear you scream.
2/9/2016 CNR

82k Urban Fantasy
from JEHolmes
Feb 05, 2017 10:36 pm


Emailed query on January 5th.
YA Fantasy 105k words.

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