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Ms. Lucy Cleland

Kneerim & Williams

Boston, MA



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Website: www.kwlit.com

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from Catsamoa79
Jan 10, 2020 9:58 am


EQ: 10/16/19
CNR: 1/10/20
from KristenH
Dec 14, 2019 8:54 am


EQ 11/27/19 (Requery Venom-adult thriller)
Offer of Pub Nudge 12/3/19
CNR 12/4/19 (No word via nudge)
from smashem
Nov 26, 2019 10:48 am


EQ: 8/21/19
Nudge with offer: 11/14/19
CNR: 11/26/19
85k YA Paranormal
from keisenbraun
Nov 25, 2019 9:29 am


EQ: 8/18/19, lit fic, 90k
CNR: 11/25/19
from sfdwriter
Oct 29, 2019 12:48 pm


EQ: 10/29/19

upmarket fiction 92K
from redpandabear
Oct 04, 2019 1:18 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.
11/14/18 - Sent the revised manuscript. Got an email thanking me.
3/11/19 - Nudge
4/16/19 - She got back to me, says she hasn't looked at it yet but will read in the next few weeks. She seems to have a lot on her plate. Very grateful for the update.
9/6/19 - Nudge & notice of another update after more feedback
10/4/19 - Lucy wrote back, says she's been swamped this year and behind on her reading. Just as a note to anyone else who may be wondering, it sounds like 2019 has been an insane year for her and many others in the industry.

Orig. YA Fantasy 96k - Updated YA Fantasy 100k - Revised YA Fantasy 112k - Updated revision 100k
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 07, 2019 8:23 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from KristenH
Aug 25, 2019 5:01 pm


EQ 7/15/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 8/20/19 (No nudges)
from KristenH
Apr 29, 2019 9:09 am


EQ 12/7/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 2/22/19 (No nudges)
Update: ER 4/26/19 (Passed--not good fit for list)

Congrats redpanda!
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 15, 2018 12:02 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.

from Catsamoa79
Oct 04, 2018 12:40 pm


EQ: 7/18/18
CNR: 10/4/18
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

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