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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 why_archibald
Nov 15, 2017 7:28 pm


EQ (pitchwars): 11/3
FR: 11/3
Nudged with offer: 11/15

YA Fantasy
109k
from aalogan
Nov 13, 2017 10:07 pm


EQ 11/13/17 73k adult fairy tale retelling
from michaeldg1
Nov 08, 2017 11:47 pm


EQ: 11/8/2017

YA fantasy
85k
from flyteitout
Oct 30, 2017 2:19 pm


EQ: 9/26/17
FR: 10/30/17 (sent same day)

72K Literary space opera
from KenyaWritesBooks
Oct 16, 2017 11:03 am


EQ: 9/29/2017
ER: 10/16/2017

Rejection Letter:
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.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.

Sincerely,
Kristin Nelson
Joanna MacKenzie
Danielle Burby
Quressa Robinson
from kvclements
Oct 01, 2017 8:40 pm


E-Query sent 09/12/2017
94K Fantasy Romance w/ steampunk aesthetic & political intrigue pitched at 2017 Writer's Digest Annual Conference.

Email Rejection received 09/29/2017
I received a very nice note saying she was sorry, but she didn't fall in love with the story and wished me luck with my agent search. Might be a form letter, but if it is, it's a kind one.
from LightofBeauty
Sep 29, 2017 10:41 pm


@horrorchix89 - Thanks! Yeah, clearly, even with a new agent, a no from one is a no from all.
from horrorchix89
Sep 29, 2017 9:44 pm


@LightofBeauty:
They have this under their submission guidelines

You may query only one agent at the agency. Our first-round readers and agents share and discuss query letters, so a response from one NLA agent is a response from all NLA agents.

I just thought that since Quressa was new to the agency that the rule doesn't apply to her for now. I queried Danielle months ago and received a rejection (with all the agents' names on it) but I've never queried Quressa
from BriF333
Sep 29, 2017 8:03 pm


Received a kind, generic rejection about not falling in love with my project. Was just from Quressa, not the full agency (as some of you mentioned).
from LightofBeauty
Sep 29, 2017 5:59 pm


@horrorchix89 - yeah, lol! Point taken, lmao! They might as well say on their website that "a no from one is a no from all" if they have a canned response like that.
from horrorchix89
Sep 29, 2017 5:12 pm


@LightofBeauty
Geez talk about a subtle way to say "None of us wants this, please don't send it again." I wonder what'll happen if they get more agents. The signature will be longer than the canned response
from LightofBeauty
Sep 29, 2017 3:55 pm


@horrorchix89 I guess my recent ER from them answers your question lol.

EQ: 9/14
ER: 9/29

A form letter "signed" by all agents, basically in other words, "a no from one is a no from all." The thing that's annoying about this kind of form letter is that you have no idea if your query or sample was even read...

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.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.

Sincerely,
Kristin Nelson
Joanna MacKenzie
Danielle Burby
Quressa Robinson
from horrorchix89
Sep 26, 2017 12:59 am


I wonder if the "no from one is a no from all" counts for new agents
from lexdncn
Sep 20, 2017 12:42 pm


EQ: 9/10, originally to Kristin but passed to Quressa
Full Request: 9/18
Full Request Sent: 9/18

NA Dark Fantasy 101k
from AuthorCJBlack
Sep 20, 2017 12:16 pm


EQ 09/08/17
96K epic fantasy
ER: 9/20/17

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