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Ms. Latoya Smith

L. Perkins Agency

5800 Arlington Avenue

Riverdale, NY 10471



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Website: www.lperkinsagency.com/

Twitter: GlamEditor_Girl

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from rdickens
Oct 12, 2017 7:59 am


EQ 9/2 Memoir
Form Rejection 10/12
from KristenH
Aug 27, 2017 12:21 pm


Eq 8/25/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)--same day rejection (didn't fall in love as she hoped.) Will try Sandy Lu later this fall with DI. I got the same R as you, Light.
from LightofBeauty
Aug 20, 2017 9:02 pm


No specific dates, just giving a general rundown of my experience with Ms. Smith:

EQ, she asked if I haven't self-published and are still looking for representation, I sent a full, responded back with form ER:

Thank you so much for sending your materials for my review. I really enjoyed this and can see the potential in your writing.

Unfortunately, however, despite all that I liked, I didn't quite fall in love with this as I had hoped, so I will not be offering representation at this time.

On a side note, Latoya seems like one of those agents that has a conflict of interest. Not that other agents don't also do other things on the side, but on her social media she only promotes her courses, not a word or mention/promotion for current or past clients. It's a bit of a red flag, honestly, when an agent is more focused on themselves and promoting their own stuff than doing what is part of being an agent, which is selling their clients too!
from duke_of_lilywhite
Jul 15, 2017 7:18 pm


EQ: june 26 17
ER: july 11 17
(Thank you so much for sending your materials for my review. I really enjoyed this and can see the potential in your writing.
Unfortunately, however, despite all that I liked, I didn't quite fall in love with this as I had hoped, so I will not be offering representation at this time.)
from KristenH
Jun 06, 2017 4:13 pm


Eq 5/30/17 (Chain Reaction)
ER 6/5/17 (Passed-didn't fall in love with it.)
from jencoy
May 10, 2017 1:14 pm


Latoya sent a reply thanking me for submitting my manuscript a week after I sent same.
from KristenH
Apr 21, 2017 4:02 pm


Eq 4/12/17 (Venom)
ER 4/21/17 (Liked the story, but didn't fall in love with it.) Will try her with Chain Reaction this summer.

Reason, you got a different response than I did.
from reason
Feb 10, 2017 2:26 pm


EQ: 2/3/17
ER: 2/10/17

Unfortunately, however, I am not taking on new clients at this time.
from alexisdaria
Dec 19, 2016 10:16 am


EQ: 7/15
CNR 11/13
74k adult romance
from Zelena
Nov 24, 2016 5:21 am


EQ: 7/6
CNR: 11/6
from BdreaK
Sep 10, 2016 11:10 pm


EQ: 8-9-16
from CyndiG702
Aug 14, 2016 4:20 pm


Said she liked the story- and that my writing has potential but did not connect. The email response seemed genuine, not a form rejection. She sounds very honest so good luck to everyone else :)

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