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Ms. Lynnette Novak

The Seymour Agency



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Website: theseymouragency.com

Twitter: Lynnette_Novak

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from theinkwyrm
Dec 03, 2018 9:04 pm


EQ: 12/03/2018
Adult High Fantasy
from LRSmith53015
Dec 03, 2018 1:43 pm


EQ: 10/28
Full Request: 11/1 :D :D :D (received a "materials received" confirmation email - super nice!)
ER: 12/3 (very quick response for a full - kind and personal rejection)
80K Adult Contemporary Romance
from Buddrcup
Nov 28, 2018 2:01 pm


EQ: 10/26/18
CNR: 11/28/18
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
57,000 words
from Daisy22
Nov 28, 2018 9:46 am


Per Ms. Novak's twitter, all queries prior to 11/23 that she hasn't responded to are a pass. This does not include partials/fulls she's requested.
from TGrace
Nov 26, 2018 11:31 am


EQ: 10/19
FR: 10/22 (yay!!!!!!)
YA Contemp Fantasy 86K
ER: 11/26/18 - unfortunately she didn't fall in love with it enough to offer rep. I'm bummed because she seems really great, but oh well!
from michele42
Nov 26, 2018 10:56 am


EQ: 8/19/18, from ISWGPit twitter pitch contest
FR: 10/24/18, sent MS same day
ER: 11/26/18

She had several good things to say about the writing and characters but ultimately wasn't in love with it enough to offer representation. Ah well!
YA fantasy 70k
from michele42
Nov 26, 2018 10:55 am


EQ: 8/19/18, from ISWGPit twitter pitch contest
FR: 10/24/18, sent MS same day
ER: 11/26/18

She had several good things to say about the writing and characters but ultimately wasn't in love with it enough to offer representation. Ah well!
YA fantasy 70k
from Buddrcup
Nov 20, 2018 7:13 am


Oh, Big Congrats to leahhelen!! You give us all hope!!
from leahhelen
Nov 19, 2018 10:35 pm


EQ: 11/05/18
Nudge with an offer: 11/06/18
Full Request: 11/06/18
Accepted offer: 11/13/18

I'm so excited! I made my query tracker account in 2013! I never thought I'd see that little purple smiley face. Lynnette totally got my book and seemed like the perfect fit! Good luck everyone!
from Jeanetto
Nov 18, 2018 8:30 am


EQ: 10/22/18
79,000 MG Sci-fi

CNR: 11/18/18
from planetofsound
Nov 07, 2018 9:40 am


EQ: (#pitmad request) September 10th, 2018
FR: September 20th :)
ER: November 7/18. Lovely and personalized---"I really like this, but I just didn’t fall in love with it enough to offer representation."
Disappointed of course, but she seems wonderful :)

MG fantasy.
from aalogan
Nov 03, 2018 5:36 pm


#PitMad request: EQ (attached 3 chapters) 9/6/18 39k MG contemporary fantasy
Per Twitter on 9/20/18: she is done reviewing all queries sent before 9/17/18. I asked if this included #PitMad requests and she said no, that counts as 'requested materials'. So still fingers crossed!
ER with light personalization 11/3/18
from Windmo
Nov 02, 2018 3:02 am


EQ: 10/12/18 romantic comedy
"If you do not receive a request for additional materials within three weeks, you should assume that we are not interested in that particular project"
CNR 11/02/18
from emilyunwin
Oct 30, 2018 11:35 am


EQ: 10/30
127K Fantasy
from askjudyww
Oct 25, 2018 8:37 pm


Lynnette Novak just tweeted that she is caught up with queries sent through October 23. If you haven't heard from her, it's a pass. (This applies ONLY to queries, not to requested partials or full manuscripts.)

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