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Mr. Byrd Leavell

United Talent Agency


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Twitter: byrdleavell3

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from Patrick (admin)
Sep 23, 2017 8:08 am

Profile Update: Changed agencies. Moving to United Talent Agency. Details will be provided as they become known. Formerly with Waxman Literary Agency
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 08, 2017 7:28 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from jamesegraham
Dec 22, 2015 4:44 pm

EQ: 12/10
ER: 12/22

Fantasy, 152k words

Had a direct connection to Byrd, and so was able to submit my manuscript and synopsis without much of a traditional query. He gave it to whomever at his agency is the resident fantasy expert who returned the following comment:

Yes, a pass. It's is well written and familiar in all the ways epic fantasy
should be. Even so, he will have to figure out a way to let readers discover
the world rather than front load the book with exposition and context.
Editors have an allergic reaction to prologues in fantasy, so it’s better to
jump right into the story and let the world details come naturally. No need
to give readers all the history at once.

Traditional epic fantasy has fallen out of favor. Editors want something
they haven’t seen before, and Heir is perhaps too familiar at this stage.
from soloist
Feb 10, 2015 6:45 pm

EQ: 1/16/15

Prison Memoir
from KristenH
Oct 22, 2014 4:02 pm

Sorry for this being a bit belated and forgotten this summer. ON 8/11, I sent him a query and on 9/11, no word from him. So it's a closed/no response.
from newbie1
Jun 25, 2014 7:58 pm

EQ 05/22
CNR 06/22

Sci-fi thriller
from PilotKelson1056
May 16, 2014 9:48 am

EQ: 4/16
CNR: 5/16
from Identcc
Dec 12, 2013 10:33 am

Emailed query 4Dec2013. Received form response of receipt the same day stating that it could be a month before he decides whether to ask for additional materials outside the query.
from roland007us
Jul 17, 2013 12:23 am

EQ - 1/29/13

Closed no response - 7/16/13

Upmarket fiction
from KristenH
Jun 07, 2013 6:18 am

Oh dear. Good call. I gave him a NR in 2011. I'm waiting to hear from William on my Venom query. It's been three months so far.
from firstlt
Jun 06, 2013 10:10 am

Negative, Angel, No joy. Will give it another week before closing his door.
from KristenH
May 12, 2013 6:27 am

First, did you hear back from him?
from firstlt
May 11, 2013 9:26 am

5/7/13 "will contact if interested."
from firstlt
May 07, 2013 3:29 pm

EQ 5/7/13 w/ 10 pgs
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 17, 2012 7:54 am

Profile Update: New website and email address.

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