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Ms. Erin Niumata

Folio Literary Management

630 9th Avenue, Suite 1101

New York, NY 10036



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Website: www.foliolit.com

Twitter: ecniumata

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Nov 21, 2017 4:04 pm


EQ 11/17/17 (2nd Requery for Venom--she gave me personalized feedback and a mini R&R last year for my first requery)
ER 11/21/17 (Passed--not right for list/not right agent, but she said it has potential and thanked me for resubmitting it to her.) Bummer.
from DiscoStories
Nov 01, 2017 9:33 pm


EQ: 10/14/17 Memoir 109k
ER: 10/30/17.
Personalized rejection, stating she enjoyed my sample and was intrigued by my concept, but that it is not right for her list. I agree with LightofBeauty––she absolutely seems lovely, indeed. Funny when a rejection makes your day! She seems to have good integrity; I think anyone would be lucky to work with her.
from LightofBeauty
Oct 30, 2017 3:57 pm


EQ: 10/19

ER: 10/30

Personalized rejection, ultimately not right for her list. Seems very lovely, not a form, adds a personalized touch which is so refreshing from the same ol' tired and canned form rejections that most other agents send.
from katherinel
Oct 19, 2017 1:25 pm


EQ: 10/4
ER: 10/19

Very nice rejection saying she liked my concept and sample, but already represents a book that is similar to mine. She seems lovely!
from JJProbe
Sep 21, 2017 10:49 am


EQ: 9/12/17 - 99K Mystery/Thriller
ER: 9/21/17
Form rejection but fast, courteous, and encouraging...sent her back a note letting her know that replies like that are getting rarer and are refreshing to Word Wrasslers with Rejection Fatigue.

Her rejection note, for posterity:
Thank you for your manuscript submission, _____________. While I’m definitely drawn in by your concept, this isn’t exactly what I’m looking for at the moment. Best of luck with your future writing and I hope to see you on shelves one day.

Cheers,
Erin C. Niumata
from Catsamoa79
Sep 14, 2017 9:35 pm


EQ: 8/30/17
ER: 9/14/17
Kind, personalized, encouraging response with a small amount of feedback. Said it was not what she was looking for at the moment. Such a refreshing change from most responses!
from cleigh73
Sep 06, 2017 11:18 am


EQ: 3/2/17 Women's Fiction 89K
PR: 3/15/17
Nudge: 6/20/17
No response from nudge, CNR.
Pretty disappointed on this one - I queried her with an earlier novel that she also made a partial request for and while her ultimate response had been a pass, she had provided a lot of helpful feedback.
from KristenH
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 pm


Belated rejection from my 3/9/16 query for Chain Reaction--has potential, not right for my list. Will try her with DI later this year.
from RobinWrites
Aug 09, 2017 9:35 am


11/15 - I submit 10,000 to an agent via a novel critique class offered through Writer's Digest University.
12/15 - Agent emails me to say my writing is "wildly entertaining" and that she would love to review my finished product. I'm inspired, but her genre of choice is crime/suspense. However, I write, write, write, and then I write some more.
8/16 - To avoid the day job, I scan #MSWL. Seeing Ms. Niumata's wish for a manuscript similar in theme to my own, I reply with a teaser, "Would you consider Under the Tuscan Sun meets How Stella Got Her Groove Back set in Jan Karon's fictional town of Milford?" even though my draft is only half complete. She replies and asks to see my query. I wet myself.
9/16 - Ms. Niumata requests my first three chapters, which I submit along with an admission that my manuscript isn't finished. But her tweet via #MSWL was too good to pass up. So I apologize. But I submit those chapters! And I start following her on Twitter. AND, she follows me back!
10/16 - Ms. Niumata responds with great feedback, most of which I incorporate into my final draft and - most importantly - she asks to see my full draft when complete. I get to work. I love her suggestions regarding backstory. They almost write themselves. But some suggestions alter the plot so I sit on the fence, open minded, but torn, unsure. Regardless, I write on.
2/17 - I finish my draft. Commercial women's fiction, 95,000 k. I want to celebrate. Immediately, I think of marshmallows. Apparently, I've forgotten how to party.
4/17 - After a hiatus to reset my mind, I turn to editing with fresh eyes. I stab myself with a dull needle every time I read "He smiled" or "She smiled." I'm bloody and bruised by Easter.
6/17 - I send my final draft to Ms. Niumata. I light candles, sacrifice small rodents, and pray.
7/17 - I begin working to build my writer's platform and discover the notion of an "exclusive" look. I email Ms. Niumata and offer a three-month exclusive as, after considerable agent research, she is my dream agent of choice and I want to nudge her ever so slightly in the least annoying way possible. I fantasize about my caller ID vibrating with her name. I read her Twitter feed to see if she's gushing over any new women's fiction writers she's dying to represent. I start book two. Sometimes, I drink.
Late 7/17 - Time grinds to a halt. I stare at my email. Day dreams intrude. I imagine us laughing heartily about this comment over drinks at a writers conference where we are both presenters. I think more about book two. I write. And I wait. :)
7/27 - no reply regarding exclusive question. I die inside. I pray she's on vacation. Have I missed my opportunity? Timing is everything. I query three other agents. How long is too long to wait to hear back? I'm new at this. I question everything.
7/27 - I use data explorer to see her typical full manuscript response rate. On 6/26 - three days before I sent her my full manuscript - she responded to another full manuscript (also women's fiction) in nine days. What is it a rejection? Was it a yes? I don't know. Does she take longer to reply yes or no? If I find out, I'll let you know. And, once more, I wait.
August - Still haven't heard but discovered via Twitter she's been traveling through nine countries. Gives me hope...and fear. She's back in the office now. Will a rejection follow soon? In the meantime, I've entered Pitch Wars and I LOVE IT!! Met outstanding writers, picked up over 50 new followers in a week, getting inspired. Follow these hashtags for more info & to feel the love. And add it to your calendar for the next round. #PitchWars #pwteaser #pwteasers.

from Catsamoa79
Aug 03, 2017 10:39 am


EQ: 7/13/17
ER: 8/3/17
Form letter
from AuthorTeacherkl
Jul 26, 2017 8:28 pm


EQ: 6/27/17 (10 pp.)
ER: 7/26/17 form

Contemporary con/heist 80k
from eebnhab
Jul 26, 2017 12:39 pm


EQ: 6/14/17
Contemporary Espionage/Thriller 72K
CNR: 7/26/17
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 25, 2017 9:46 am


Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 25, 2017 9:46 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.

from Zelena
Nov 24, 2016 5:21 am


EQ: 7/10
CNR: 11/10

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