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Ms. Jennifer Wills

The Seymour Agency

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Twitter: WillsWork4Books

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: Yes

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from riathewolf
Nov 14, 2022 11:39 am

EQ: 11/12/22

Fantasy YA 91k
from GinaBMonroe
Oct 04, 2022 9:31 am

Form Query: 8/30/22

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 81k
from rdefiore
Sep 16, 2022 7:25 pm

EQ: 8/9/2022
Same day automatic Email sent: Hello and thank you for thinking of The Seymour Agency!

Your submission is important to us. Please know that every query is given extensive consideration. If we do not respond with a request for additional material within three weeks, we have elected to pass. This means that the material is not right for us at this time, but this is subjective, and another agent or editor may feel differently. Do NOT be discouraged. As with any partnership, it is important to find the best match.

If we have requested a full or partial of your manuscript, please follow up for a response after nine weeks. Bear in mind that oftentimes a project may receive multiple reads before a decision is reached.

In all of your endeavors, we wish you the best, and we thank you for the privilege to review your work.
Many thanks,


CNR: 9/15/2022
Personal Note: I sent an email today 9/15/2022, Dear: Jennifer Wills

I’m writing to you to let you know that I sent a query on 8/9/2022. I haven’t heard back from you and I understand that while your response email said "If we do not respond with a request for additional material within three weeks, we have elected to pass." I also know that some emails do tend to go astray and if that’s the case I’d love to re-send my material. Please let me know if that’s the case but if not and you did happen to pass on my work, thank you for your time in reading everything I sent you, and have an amazing rest of your day. Please stay safe.
Best wishes-
I query one time and if they decide not to respond back to me, I put them on a do not query list. I'd prefer to give them a chance, and then keep it moving. When an agent has bad reviews, I make them my first query because I can weed out agents as I reread and fix my work.

Something nice to hear: A future is something that you make yourself. You have to believe in it. -Sailor Mercury

Fantasy/Fiction 91k
from Mostamand
Sep 15, 2022 4:41 pm

from Bonni_Brodnick
Jul 19, 2022 11:57 am

Not going to query her. Too many negative comments.
from SGA001
Jul 10, 2022 10:39 am

FQ 7/10/22
YA Fantasy 98k
from Izabel_blue
Jan 28, 2022 5:13 pm

Had a full request from her back in November 2020 after a Seymour open call
Nudged with an updated version in April 2021
Nudged on the nudge July 2021
Resubmitted in QM July 2021
Nudged with offer January 2022
...and finally gave up on her.
She was very personable and enthusiastic on our call but it was all downhill from there! Only query her if you don't mind being ghosted.
from UnderTheTree
Nov 12, 2021 10:10 am

11/12/21 Query submitted via web form
54k fantasy
from kellykferguson
Nov 02, 2021 8:39 am

Likes Harry Potter. Personable tho.
from NicAPerez
Sep 22, 2021 9:07 pm

YA contemporary fantasy 105k words
Queried: July 22, 2021
CNR: September 22, 2021

Based on what others have said here, it's probably best not to consider her.
from writing4life
Sep 18, 2021 11:09 pm

I looked at her timeline. She ghosted all the partials and fulls she requested in the last year. Writers should stop querying agents like that so she'll get the message.
from writing4life
Sep 09, 2021 2:48 pm

From their web site: "We make a conscious effort to reply to every query we receive. If you do not receive a request for additional materials within three weeks, you should assume that we are not interested in that particular project."
from ArtEqualsOxygen
Aug 21, 2021 2:07 pm

EQ 5/14/21
Nudge 7/8/21
CNR 8/21/21
from dmdomosea
Aug 17, 2021 1:59 pm

Form Query 6/17/2021
CNR: 8/17/2021
54k MG superhero adventure
from KerrieElizabeth
Aug 11, 2021 11:00 am

EQ 8/11/2021 The Lost Thing PB

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