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Ms. Quressa Robinson

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

New York, NY



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Website: www.nelsonagency.com/

Blog: www.quressa.com

Twitter: qnrisawesome

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Zooks3
Today 3:23 pm


2/25/18: EQ re: JM
from TanwaAdanlawo
Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm


"Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your query. I wish we could offer a more personalized response but on average, we receive 500+ email query letters a week. Do know that every query letter and sample are read and even though your project is not right for us, it might be right for another agent so don’t give up! I’m also sorry I have no agent recommendations to offer."

I thought my story would be perfect for this agency, they got back to be in 13 days, so that is impressive for an agency that gets 500+ a week. That last part was unnecessary and kind of stung because it made it sound like they don't know anyone who would like my story.
from tamirw
Feb 12, 2018 6:31 pm


EQ: 2/1/18
ER: 2/12/18, form
from bcfheartbreaker
Feb 12, 2018 11:06 am


EQ: 1/16/18
ER: 1/31/18

Fantasy 114k
from 22niel
Feb 07, 2018 11:06 am


EQ: 01/24
ER: 02/07 form
from lcgwriter
Feb 06, 2018 10:48 am


EQ: 1/25/18
ER (form): 2/6/18
YA Paranormal Fantasy - 73K

This was one of the few form rejections that felt personal, which was nice. It still stings, because I really thought my work would be a perfect fit for this agent, but the kind wording made it a little less painful.
from justlikethediet
Jan 25, 2018 10:21 am


EQ: 1/2/18
ER 1/20/18

90k adult contemporary fantasy
from Jay12345
Jan 22, 2018 1:39 pm


EQ - 10/9
FR - 11/6
ER - 1/22

Received a brief, personalized form rejection (starts as form but includes a sentence with specifics): "It may not seem this way, but saying no is tough for me. I'm sure hearing it is tough for you, but it's really important for me to fall in love with a project and that just did not happen in this case." + sentence with brief feedback.

I'm seriously bummed, but time to press on.
from MyLittleCthulhu
Jan 22, 2018 1:21 pm


EQ 1/9
ER (form) 1/22

Adult PNR 91k

"It may not seem this way, but saying no is tough for me. I'm sure hearing it is tough for you, but it's really important for me to fall in love with a project and that just did not happen in this case."
from toomanypodcasts
Jan 22, 2018 1:09 pm


EQ: 10/2/17
FR: 10/31/17
ER: 1/22/18

"It may not seem this way, but saying no is tough for me. I'm sure hearing it is tough for you, but it's really important for me to fall in love with a project and that just did not happen in this case."
from alibryn
Jan 22, 2018 7:48 am


Very kind throughout our communication as she requested a partial then a full.

However... I am increasingly frustrated with the trend of agents requesting fulls then replying with a form rejection. Even one sentence to give one example of why they stopped reading or why it wasn't for them would be incredibly helpful.

I know everyone says "but agents don't have time," and I understand that in the case of rejecting queries -- but if we're at the stage where the agent's had the full for 3+ months and presumably has read at least some of it, one sentence doesn't seem too much to expect.

At first I thought it was a personalised rejection. Then I actually read it on my computer and not my phone, and the text saying, "Dear (My name)," is a different font than the rest, so it seems likely this was a copy and paste deal.

"Thank you so much for thinking of me for your project! I thought your manuscript was well-written with a strong concept but not quite what I’m looking for at the moment. Because I’m careful to keep my client list manageable, I’m being really selective about what I request. However, I think another agent is going to be intrigued enough to ask for the manuscript and I’m sorry I can’t offer a referral.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors."

I wanted to believe the bit about her confidence another agent will be "intrigued enough to ask for the manuscript" (at this point I'll take any encouragement I can get!) But now realising that this is a form rejection makes these words sadly meaningless. :(

from PilotKelson1056
Jan 15, 2018 10:35 pm


EQ: 1/2
ER: 1/15
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 02, 2018 9:40 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from VanEssler
Dec 13, 2017 1:43 pm


EQ: 11/13/17
FR: 12/09/17 (sent 12/10/17)
91k word Dark Steampunk
from michaeldg1
Dec 13, 2017 1:21 pm


EQ: 11/8/2017
ER: 12/7/2017

YA fantasy
85k

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