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Ms. Lucy Cleland

Kneerim & Williams

Boston, MA



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Website: www.kwlit.com

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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

from KristenH
Jul 25, 2017 3:09 pm


Eq 5/4/17 (Chain Reaction)
CNR 6/30/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try Katherine with Venom next month.
Update: ER 7/25/17 (Passed, not a good fit, no interest in thrillers.)
from SaraCo
Jul 24, 2017 1:04 pm


EQ; 6-12-17
ER: 7-24-16
Personalized response focusing in on what she liked and didn't like, but she was talking about one character and using the name of a different one.
from ARiley
Jun 20, 2017 9:38 pm


EQ: 2/7/17
ER/R&R: 5/9/17
She's SO nice! She told me what she did and didn't like. While she stepped aside, she did offer to look at it again if I made significant changes. I've already ripped apart the beginning since I queried her so I'm definitely going to bring her notes into the revisions and resend. :)
Resent 6/20/17
from kdword
Jun 11, 2017 3:45 pm


Submitted a synopsis, brief bio, and twenty pages of my 116 K literary fiction novel on 5-10-17.
from redpandabear
Jun 01, 2017 11:29 am


EQ: 4/19/17
ER: 6/1/19

VERY kind rejection letter, and clearly personalized. A shame she didn't connect with the writing, as she seems a lovely person to work for. Complimented the title, which was a first. Will definitely query her for future work.

YA Paranormal Romance 78k
from saintsavant
May 10, 2017 6:24 pm


Most thoughtful rejection I've ever gotten with interest in my WIP went and if I query it. I will defiantly query her if the full requests I have out don't pan out with this novel.
FYI: It took 71 days for her to respond to the query. Long wait.
from kdword
May 10, 2017 2:45 pm


EQ 3/30. Requested full m/s 5/10.
from KristenH
Apr 12, 2017 4:02 pm


Eq 2/21/17 (Venom)
CNR 4/12/17 (No word from nudge.) I'll try her with Chain Reaction this summer.
from CassandraFear
Apr 01, 2017 7:58 am


EQ 1/16/17
ER 1/31/17 but turned into revise and resubmit full.
ER on full 3/31 with reasons she couldn't take it on and what she liked.

Sent revised full ms on 2/20 and got a response back the next morning that she's looking forward to seeing what I've done.
YA Fantasy

Lucy sent me a very personalized rejection with a lot of valid points that I had already begun making revisions on, so I took a chance, asking her if she would let me query again after my revisions were complete. She said she would rather read the full once I have pushed it as far as I am able, so what started as a rejection turned into a revise and resubmit. Lucy is lovely and I am very excited to send revisions. She is one of my top picks so fingers crossed!
from Boreas
Mar 13, 2017 10:09 am


EQ: 2/10/17
ER: 3/13/17 - I was blown away by her thoughtful, personalized rejection. Ms. Cleland gave me a few notes about what she loved and why she was stepping aside. She mentioned a bit of my personal background from my query that intrigued her, and said that she would be interested in reading material from me about it in the future, should I write it. All in all, Ms. Cleland has shown herself to be a wonderful agent. It's a shame we can't work together on this project, but I wish her only the best.

YA Action/Drama 107k
from pickfordm
Mar 01, 2017 4:43 pm


jaconoley -- great news!! thanks for sharing. also, I hope everything is alright with your family.

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