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Mr. Kevin O'Connor

Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency

P.O. Box 19

Hudson, NY 12534



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Website: sheedylit.com

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from srhbrkr
Sep 29, 2019 3:30 pm


Nice, personalized rejection. Head's up: he doesn't seem interested in YA sci-fi.
from amiemartinwrites
Sep 12, 2019 9:43 pm


Very kind and prompt rejection. Better than nothing.
from Pamelaluttmann
Sep 08, 2019 7:18 pm


Very kind and prompt rejection haha
from lindsaywhat
Aug 21, 2019 10:00 am


EQ 8/19/19
ER 8/20/19
Very kind ER, not accepting YA.
from kdprudolph
Aug 04, 2019 2:19 pm


EQ 7-9-2019
PR 7-29-2019
ER 8-4-2019 with personalized, helpful feedback.

Upper MG Contemporary 43k
from aliceinw
Aug 04, 2019 12:09 pm


I echo others' positive experiences with Kevin. Recently, he's responded with detailed comments to two of my manuscripts, one of which he read twice when I revised it heavily. He ultimately passed on them, but it's so validating to have a busy, respected agent take the time to support my writing. I love writing but the business side of it is rough. It's reassuring to know there are professionals like Kevin out there rooting for us.
from stephpeterson
Aug 04, 2019 10:27 am


1 day response time. Kind email with a specific reason that he did not want to represent my book.
from nltsjnread
Jul 30, 2019 8:40 am


4 Day rejection:
“I can’t be of service on this. I don’t have the required experience or contacts to responsibly do you or your work justice. Best of luck getting this into the right hands soon.”

I guess I’ll try and see this in a positive light?
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 15, 2019 2:00 pm


Profile Update: New postal address.
from dmdomosea
Jun 26, 2019 8:59 am


EQ: 6//24/2019
ER: 6/26/2019
Quick response, but unfortunately, not right genre:
"I tend to focus on realistic contemporary and zany humor. I’m not so good with fantasy / action-adventure."

MG Light Fantasy 54k
from Ste13phen
May 23, 2019 9:34 pm


Kevin didn't end up representing me, but he did offer some of his thoughts and resources. He seems very nice and very helpful.
from tdubphyz
May 20, 2019 7:21 am


EQ: 5/14/2019
ER: 5/19/2019 (super nice)

lit fic, 94k
from Piranha168
May 06, 2019 1:46 am


Nice guy who took the time to write me a personalized rejection. He told me he didn't think he was the right one for me but was very encouraging.
from rtito3
Apr 20, 2019 12:49 pm


As everyone else has said, he sent me a very kind rejection letter within four days of querying, with personalized input on my nonfiction subject and a compliment that is more than enough to keep me chugging along ("your writing is stellar"). If you're feeling demoralized in your submissions process, I'd suggest querying him to get a boost if nothing else. :)
from JessicaRussakHoffman
Apr 14, 2019 2:42 pm


Funny and sweet rejection letter, but also, querying authors, please note, he doesn't rep fantasy or witches:

"I’m terrible at fantasy/witchcraft. I’ve never read it. Couldn’t get into The Hobbit or The Sword of Shannara or Eragon. I’ve never read any books about the cult /books with witches. Watching Game of Thrones is a stretch for me – and I’d never read the books. You need an agent who really knows the genre and the competition. I’d only end up being a hindrance and disappointment, so I’m going to step aside. Best of luck with this!"

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