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Ms. Lucy Cleland

Kneerim & Williams

Boston, MA



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Website: www.kwlit.com

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from redpandabear
Aug 15, 2018 1:56 pm


EQ: 6/9/18
FR: 6/11/18 - Sent same day.
Revisions: 7/6/18 - Shortly after sending the first full, I received editorial feedback that required revisions. I sent an e-mail requesting to send the updated version (and noting what had been changed), understanding that if they'd decided to pass that there was no need.
Revisions Request: 7/9/18 - Received notice to please send the updated manuscript. Sent same day.

8/15/18 - Rejection w/ invitation to resubmit if changes are made:
Lucy seems very polite and knowledgeable, and she made some great observations I hadn't before considered--especially with adding a new POV that I deleted from the first manuscript. (She read both! I'm surprised and delighted.) She's invited me to resubmit if I revise with those changes in mind.

Orig. YA Fantasy 96k - Updated YA Fantasy 100k
from kdword
Jun 17, 2018 5:34 pm


Sent full m/s at her request in May 2017 and never heard from her.
from Dryadwriter
May 23, 2018 2:54 pm


EQ: 4/27
Notification of receipt today. I think this is because I queried her with a different MS last year and she wanted to see my next ms which I’m now querying. Sent the first 20 in the body of the email when I initially queried.
from Zooks3
May 16, 2018 12:19 pm


4/8/18 EQ re: TANCM - YA
4/9/18: Got email telling me to query @ submissions@kwlit.com, NOT lucy@kwlit.com
5/7/18: Got email asking if this was "#OwnVoices Material". Replied it is not. Haven't heard a peep. CNR
from jldelozier
May 06, 2018 7:12 pm


3/25/18 EQ 71,000 word crime
5/6/18 CNR
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 23, 2018 4:12 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks kccurry26)
from kccurry26
Mar 23, 2018 3:14 pm


EQ: 3/23/18

Nothing on the website says she's closed anymore, so we'll see how this goes!

YA Fantasy 70k
from FeministWitch
Feb 27, 2018 8:22 am


For those of you who have or had a partial/full with her, did she confirm receipt of the material or not? Thanks.
from eiverson
Dec 14, 2017 11:41 am


EQ: 3/02
FR: 3/02
Nudge: 11/06
Response (still intends to read): 12/14

YA Fantasy 79,000
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 20, 2017 8:46 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks FeministWitch)
from FeministWitch
Nov 20, 2017 5:03 am


On her profile page at the agency's website, it says that she's currently closed to queries.
from Belle_91
Sep 07, 2017 3:27 pm


EQ: 7/26
Personal R: 9/5
from dovemourning
Aug 25, 2017 10:10 am


Personal letter with reason for passing on 8/24/2017.
from horrorchix89
Aug 09, 2017 2:22 pm


EQ: 5/30
ER: 8/9

Somewhat personalized. She couldn't connect with my MC (she's unlikeable on purpose), but she loved my world building and conflicted characters so that's a plus. I had issues before with world building. Good to know what works and what doesn't.
from deebiedoobie
Aug 05, 2017 7:35 am


EQ: 5/29
FR: 7/18
ER: 8/04

She liked many aspects of my novel, but said parts if it were too dark and graphically violent. Keep that in mind if your novel is the same. To each his own, I guess.

YA Psychological 79k

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