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Ms. Jennifer Wills

The Seymour Agency

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Twitter: WillsWork4Books

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E-Mail: Yes

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from StaceyTrombley
Jan 17, 2018 9:03 am

Me neither :( I'm tempted to send her a twitter DM (we've chatted there in the past) but to be honest I'm kind of in the boat of, if she were interested she'd have responded. Getting an automated response means my nudge at least made it to her inbox so if I don't hear anything soon, I'll probably just close this one out.
from ktwills79
Jan 09, 2018 1:01 pm

No, @StaceyTrombley, I never did get an actual response : (
from StaceyTrombley
Jan 07, 2018 2:36 pm

Well... sent a second nudge to her other email since it's been about 6 weeks since the last. I'll be disappointed if she never responds to the full as she was a close call for my last MS and I've met her several times in person.

Update: Well, I got an auto response for this email which I didn't get for the last so... hope?
from StaceyTrombley
Jan 05, 2018 11:20 am

@KTwills79 did you ever get a response? I'm going on 4 months on my full, no confirmation or response to my nudge and I'm now worried she didn't get it. We chatted outside email about the book and request so I haven't used this email with her since over a year ago. Last time she was much more responsive so I'm not sure ????
from mimi1293
Nov 28, 2017 5:02 pm

EQ: 11/28/17

102,000 word YA dark fantasy
from ktwills79
Nov 27, 2017 2:09 pm

EQ: 11/2 PB
CNR: 11/27
from ktwills79
Nov 06, 2017 2:15 pm

StaceyTrombley, I got the other email address off her twitter site. Sounds like they are probably both workable emails. Fingers crossed!
from StaceyTrombley
Nov 05, 2017 6:53 pm

I sent to Jennifer@theseymouragency, that's the one I sent to last year so I just did the same. Where did you find the queryjennifer one? She may be trying to keep queries seperate from her other buisness emails because they can get overwhelming but its weird the other one would be on the website.
from ktwills79
Nov 02, 2017 2:12 pm

Just submitted my query to Ms. Wills and received an automatic response back stating the email had been received. I noticed though that the email I sent it to ( is different from the one listed on the Seymour Agency website: ( Which one did you guys submit to?
from StaceyTrombley
Sep 11, 2017 8:15 am

Based on her comments, she *almost* offered on my last MS last year, a MG fantasy. She requested that I send her the YA fantasy I was working on when it was ready and told me to send the full. So I just sent it. Zero idea how long I can expect to wait. Suppose I'll hunker down and expect a long one.
from hgirlla
Sep 01, 2017 9:39 am

Queried her in Jan 2017. Got an R&R in Feb with very generous notes. Sent her my revisions. I received an offer from another agent and felt it was a better fit. But Jennifer is amazing, fun and smart. Anyone who works with her is lucky!
from mgmystery
Aug 10, 2017 7:58 am

EQ: 5/15/17
CNR: 8/10/17 (I always worry about the ones who answer some and not others.)

MG mystery 45k
from Catsamoa79
Jun 12, 2017 10:32 am

EQ: 4/24/17
CNR: 6/12/17
Website says 3 weeks, otherwise a pass.
from StoryMan
May 15, 2017 9:15 pm

EQ: 2/12/2017 (picture book manuscript)
ER: 5/15/2017
Thank you so much for submitting your work, which I have considered carefully. Although the idea is interesting, I’m sorry to say that I’m not connecting with the material as much as I need to in order to be an effective champion for it. Although it’s not a great fit for my list, remember that this is a subjective business and other agents may feel differently!

I wish you every success in your writing endeavors, and hope you think of me again for future projects.

All the best,


Jennifer Wills
Associate Agent
The Seymour Agency
from hdiangelis
May 15, 2017 12:59 pm

EQ: 1/31/17
ER: 5/15/17 (form)

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