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Mr. Kevin O'Connor

Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency

928 Broadway, Suite 901

New York, NY 10010



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Website: sheedylit.com

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from SarahLRWriter
Dec 04, 2017 8:04 am


EQ: 11/27
ER: 12/3

74K YA HF

As everyone else has indicate, Mr. O'Connor gives the best rejections! He complimented my work but said he's not its best advocate. He referred me to another agent at another agency and said to use his name in the referral. What a great guy!
from bostonwriter
Dec 01, 2017 7:16 am


Very encouraging rejection. He loved everything about my project but said it was too similar to a project he's already taken on from another author, and felt it would be unfair to both of us to take us both on. He seems like a really nice guy.
from Threaver
Nov 28, 2017 11:31 pm


Dido below. First personalized rejection I have received on this query. Very encouraging! He said the narrative voice was very strong and engaging, but he wasn’t the right agent.
from Sarah_C
Nov 28, 2017 8:43 am


Very sweet rejection but didn't connect to the story....
from xela12
Nov 26, 2017 6:47 pm


EQ: 11/26
ER: 11/26, six hours later!

Best rejection letter I've gotten! He liked the themes but didn't connect to the voice. MG SF
from Catsamoa79
Nov 25, 2017 8:14 pm


EQ: 11/22/17
ER:11/25/17
Nice rejection, as many have said below, with compliments on my writing, but did not connect with the story.
from RRouth
Nov 25, 2017 5:23 pm


EQ: 11/24
ER: 11/25

That was the nicest rejection letter I've ever gotten. He didn't like the premise (murder mystery), but loved the query and the sample. He left an invitation to submit future works. Please note: He prefers "humor or realistic books about class & race and finding one's own voice." He doesn't like violence and murder. Seems like a really genuinely nice guy.

40k MG adventure
from LightofBeauty
Nov 22, 2017 12:47 pm


EQ: 11/21
ER: 11/22

If he keeps this up, he's going to have a reputation for giving out the nicest rejections ever, if he hasn't built up that reputation already! He was torn, I was SO CLOSE, he said my project was exactly the thing he LOVES, but because of "superficial reasons" (as he himself put it) based on another client's work, he had to pass, but he's confident that I'll find rep soon, and that if I don't, he'd love to read more from me. Very lovely person and seems like a fine agent.
from Boreas
Nov 21, 2017 12:43 pm


EQ: 11/20/17
ER: 11/21/17 - A lovely, personalized rejection explaining that he doesn't rep the specific type of story I sent him.

YA Action/Drama 106k
from Mynamewastaken
Nov 20, 2017 7:46 am


EQ sent 11/18
PR sent 11/20

Nice comments but was looking for something else.
from Buddrcup
Nov 20, 2017 7:28 am


EQ: 11/18/17
ER: 11/19/17- A kind, supportive, very personalized rejection. Bittersweet, this one.
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
55,000 words
from flyblown
Nov 20, 2017 6:22 am


EQ + first two chapters - 11/15
FR - 11/19
Sent same day.
from jzeleznik
Nov 19, 2017 8:42 pm


EQ: 11/15/17
YA Contemp
PR: 11/19/17
from detroit70
Nov 18, 2017 3:55 am


kevin asked for a call with me after i sent my sample. he is so kind and generous ! he doesn't rep my genre exactly but said he would help me conmect to agents who do! (this was 11-1 or so)
from oaklandjpg
Nov 16, 2017 6:51 pm


EQ 11/15/17 lower MG fiction
ER (nice, quick) 11/16

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