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Mr. Kevin O'Connor

Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency

P.O. Box 19

Hudson, NY 12534

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from Piranha168
Jan 20, 2020 8:02 pm

Very sweet, considerate man. He took the time to write with his rejection.
from Lucash
Nov 27, 2019 3:57 pm

EQ 11/23/2019
ER: 11/24/2019
MG Fantasy 49k

Personal reject. His reply got me to think about better ways to pitch my project. I was trying to sell to the agent, but its also need to consider how the agent will sell to the publisher.
from casstech
Nov 07, 2019 9:42 am

I received a detailed, very helpful response from Kevin two days after my submission (query letter + first chapter). He liked it, with reservations, but felt he lacked the publishing contacts in my subject (baseball murder mystery), and so he rejected it. I highly recommend querying Kevin O'Connor.
from MAnthony99
Oct 28, 2019 8:18 am

EQ: 10/23/2019. Graphic Memoir.
PR: 10/24/2019.
ER: 10/27/2019. Personalized reject. The speed, as always, is appreciated, and his comments were nice and thoughtful, the project just isn't right for him.

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.

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