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Ms. Janet Reid

New Leaf Literary & Media

110 West 40th Street, Suite 2201

New York, NY 10018

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Twitter: Janet_Reid

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from greatpoobah
Sep 21, 2018 3:46 pm

Submitted query for Thriller/Suspense on 9/13/18. Fast rejection by form letter on 9/20/18
from Kensi99
Jun 22, 2018 6:21 pm

Next day rejection with the line "I can't take on this project" which sounded oddly abrupt, as if the query was offensive somehow? Query is not offensive and has received multiple requests. Also she reps the genre. That's not her form language, so not sure. Otherwise, quick turnaround at least.
from jldelozier
Apr 17, 2018 12:10 pm

EQ: 72,000 commercial crime
ER form: 4/17/18
from JVillesvik
Mar 09, 2018 6:00 pm

Inquiry sent via email 1/19/18
Pesonalized rejection 1/22/18 - very nice response, very encouraging.
from KristenH
Mar 01, 2018 4:06 pm

EQ 2/7/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 3/1/18 (Passed--full list)
from MR_Work
Jan 18, 2018 6:29 pm

EQ 1/14/2018
ER 1/18/2018
Form, same as others below.
from frisb393
Nov 20, 2017 8:29 pm

EQ 11/12/17
from AuthorTeacherkl
Sep 14, 2017 3:14 pm

EQ: 9/14/17 (5 pp. - NR = No)

Contemporary con/heist 80k
from smbishop
Sep 04, 2017 12:49 am

Thanks for the info, BJMuntain.
from walkingshadow
Aug 28, 2017 10:40 pm

EQ 7/31/17 - 67k word high concept science thriller
ER 8/1/17 - Passed

Thank you for writing to me about this project.

I'm sorry this is a pass for me.

Right now my list is very full, and I'm fortunate that business is very good so I have to pass on projects that are not only good and publishable but ones I really like. That's a good problem for me, but it just stinks from the writer's viewpoint, yes indeed it does.

I strongly encourage you to query widely. Other agents have more room on their lists and are able to take on more than I can.

Please think of this as redirection to another agent, not rejection.

Very best wishes to you!

Janet Reid
New Leaf Literary & Media
110 West 40th, #2201
New York, NY 10018

help on query letters-
from BJMuntain
Aug 21, 2017 9:59 am

For smbishop: On her Query Letter FAQs page, Janet says:

5. Can I query more than one person at New Leaf Literary?
Yes. Query one agent at a time.
from smbishop
Aug 21, 2017 1:13 am

Does anybody know if this agency has a "no from one, no from all" policy? Thanks.
from KristenH
Aug 03, 2017 4:07 pm

Eq 7/12/17 (Requery Venom)
ER 7/28/17 (Passed--full list, not right for her.) Will try Jaida again with Venom next month.
from mainegad
May 29, 2017 6:55 pm

EQ: 4/16/17
ER: 5/29/17
from chinadoll
May 04, 2017 10:13 pm

EQ 3/1/17
FR 3/15/17
4/22/17 a pass with detailed personalized feedback. She's a great agent, and it's a compliment to get a full request from the query shark. Sad it didn't work, but no regrets.

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