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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 daizylublue
Jul 15, 2018 1:11 pm

On trend with receiving the kindest rejection letter from this agent. He pointed out the pros and cons of the book and why he passed. Helpful and generous! Appreciate the personalized feedback.
from planetofsound
Jul 11, 2018 2:18 pm

EQ: 06/24/18
ER: 07/11/18

Disappointed, obviously, but appreciated how this didn't read like a form letter. Kevin seems absolutely fantastic. He mentioned he's always looking for MG--just didn't quite fall in love with this particular MS--- so I look forward to querying him with future projects :)
from suehodara
Jul 06, 2018 9:13 am

The comments you've read on here are true... Kevin O'Connor is a class act and an agent I'd be happy to work with. He sent back some really insightful feedback. He clearly cares and is passionate about what he does. I'm looking forward to having him read more of my work soon!
from Jeanetto
Jun 24, 2018 12:18 pm

He sent the nicest rejection I have received. He said he's always looking for MG.
from HeatherReynolds
Jun 14, 2018 11:28 am

The man is very nice and polite. I sent him my book, a genre that he does not represent, by accident. He replied a very nice letter about my query and book sample. This is the kind of agent that you want to work with. Too bad he doesn't represent suspense.
from Patrick (admin)
May 26, 2018 5:24 pm

Just a guess, but I think their site is being renovated and is shut down until it is done.
from FGeiger
May 26, 2018 8:57 am

password required to access website?? anyone have submission requirements for this agent?
from kellyhines
May 24, 2018 4:27 pm

When I try to access the Sheedy Literary Agency website, it requires a password. Anyone have any info?
from themuffinsk8
May 19, 2018 2:00 pm

Friendliest rejection ever!
from Patrick (admin)
May 12, 2018 10:13 am

Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing. Genres Updated.
from kstjarre
May 10, 2018 8:42 am

Is he still at Sheedy, or did he open his own agency?
from imjjang
May 08, 2018 6:41 pm

EQ: 5/6/2018
He e-mailed me the next day letting me know he is "over" his YA phase, but he is sending my query to younger colleagues to see if they may be interested!

YA Romance/Drama 87K
from PrincessBlade101
Apr 18, 2018 8:57 am

Can concur with @dragonfly74

He states that he does not work with scifi. Really nice letter though. Sounds like a great guy. :D
from Dragonfly74
Apr 13, 2018 8:39 am

He said he's not a good fit for sci-fi. I had to send because he seems so awesome!
from LightofBeauty
Apr 08, 2018 2:22 am

@whiterabbit241 - I've had correspondence with him as well, he clearly has a wonderful way of expressing why he's rejecting that tells you how smart, honest, caring, and thoughtful he is, but if only he had a social media presence or at least something, somewhere, on the agency's site that can tell us exactly what he's looking for. It's a wonder why such a great guy who obviously knows what he doesn't want or can't sell doesn't also put out there what he actually likes/wants and is confident about selling.

If it helps you or anyone, all I can say for sure is that he's LGBTQ friendly, and champions diverse voices/experiences. As for genre, to be honest I have no idea what he wants or what tickles his fancy the most, aside that from what I know he does memoirs, fiction (general?) - wish I knew more, because even though he told me that he'd love to read/consider more from me in the future, it really would be nice if we could get more of an idea of his tastes. There just isn't anything out there about that. I find it interesting that someone below mentioned that he doesn't take to YA anymore and doesn't have that young mindset considering that his background is very heavy on the kidlit/children's lit genre/audience. So I much mystery surrounding his tastes/wants/desires. Wish I knew more, he's such a lovely man and agent.

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