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Mr. Kevin O'Connor

Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency

928 Broadway, Suite 901

New York, NY 10010

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from Kaiodem
Yesterday 11:53 am

EQ: 3/15/18
ER: 3/15/18

Personalized rejection saying he doesn't rep fantasy but liked the premise and would share with his colleagues to see if interested. He sounds like a lovely agent!

from PDXhummus
Feb 28, 2018 1:29 pm

Kevin sent a detailed rejection letter, saying he couldn't sell war fiction. I appreciated his writing at all, much less explaining himself.
from jancoates
Feb 25, 2018 4:06 pm

Got such a friendly rejection letter, basically saying it's his fault because he's not really into dogs:) I don't think I've ever gotten such an enthusiastic no, but he assured me this will sell - hope he's right!
from keith_leitch
Feb 24, 2018 1:51 pm

Pitched a YA Mystery, and he responded that he doesn't represent YA Thrillers (?) Not sure if he was confused, or if his listing is wrong here.
from saladspinner
Feb 24, 2018 9:31 am

EQ: 2-6-18 YA Fantasy
ER: 2-24-18 Very nice form letter informing me he does not read or rep this genre. I feel terrible! I never would have bothered him if there'd been an "agent is looking for/reps these genres" on the agency website. Sharing information for others!!
from whiterabbit241
Feb 12, 2018 2:17 pm

Queried him on 01/16 and haven't heard back. I see that others are hearing back after this query date...wondering (hoping!) that I'm in a maybe folder??? Seems like he responds to all queries? (I've checked my spam too.)

YA Space opera

Update: I queried him again (02.12) -- I figured it's better to check into it. Hoping he won't be annoyed. :)
Another update (2.12) -- Got a very nice R! Personalized too. Says he's not a good fit for sci fi. Glad I checked!
from karenleespree
Feb 12, 2018 11:31 am

EQ: 2/18 YA, HF ~ Wow, fastest response ever- especially considering it was kindly personalized. Darn, He seems great.
from LightofBeauty
Feb 10, 2018 12:30 pm

@whiterabbit241 - I'd re-query him, and maybe add that you've queried him but that your email possibly got lost in cyberspace. He's a pretty fast responder in general!
from Maucigo
Feb 09, 2018 3:03 am

Kevin got back to me in 4 days! He replied with a personal letter full of valid comments.
from tbearwoman
Feb 03, 2018 7:49 pm

EQ : 1/31/18 middle grade fiction
ER : 2/3/18
Very personalized rejection email. I could tell he actually read my sample pages and thought about why he was passing.
from deutschlandchick
Jan 28, 2018 3:38 pm

wonderful agent! I was rejected, but very personalized rejection! a model agent! <3 The writer that gets the wonderful chance to sign with him, will be very luck! :)
from FountainPen
Jan 28, 2018 1:18 pm

EQ 1/24
ER 1/28

A personalized rejection with extremely helpful feedback. He is the only agent so far who has provided any input and this will go a long way in helping me revise the book. For those authors lucky enough to sign with him, I imagine he is an amazing agent.
from jillsteele21
Jan 28, 2018 12:38 pm

1/23: Query plus 1st chapter.
1/28: Rejection but personalized.

"To be honest, despite the strength of your pitch, I don’t think I’m a good fit. Being honest, I’ve been having a devil of a time selling memoirs / nonfiction based on memoirs and it’s a genre I don’t feel I can take on and successfully sell at this time. In fact, I’ve been working on a gay adoption memoir for 9 months and have gotten no traction with it from traditional trade publishers. :/
Obviously, it’s not about you, your writing or the strength of your story. I think there are larger market forces at play. And thanks for your note about how my profile specifically calls out memoirs – I’ll ask them to change that. It’s such a tough genre these days."
Jan 05, 2018 6:48 pm

Quick rejection the day after submitting.
Quite honest.
He said he's having trouble selling memoir, or narrative-powered non-fiction ATM.
from flyblown
Jan 04, 2018 9:36 am

EQ + first two chapters - 11/15
FR - 11/19
Sent same day.
Updated me on his reading, not finished yet. Very thoughtful. 12/19
Rejection, but a personal one. 1/04

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