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Ms. Lynnette Novak

The Seymour Agency

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Twitter: Lynnette_Novak

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from 5alchow
Feb 19, 2019 7:25 pm

EQ: 9/9/18 (PitMad request)
Full request: 9/20 (sent same day)
Nudge with offer: 9/26
Offer: 10/5

I ultimately accepted an offer from another agent, but Lynnette was hard to turn down. She has well over a decade of experience in freelance editing, which I imagine would make her a skilled editorial agent for her clients. She seems enthusiastic about the projects she chooses to represent and was easy to communicate with during the querying process. Really nice agent, committed to diverse projects and voices.

MG Contemporary <50K
from BioGrimm15
Feb 16, 2019 7:46 pm

EQ 01-15-19
Received confirmation 01-15-19
CNR 02-16-19
YA Horror 68K
from MWeisberg
Feb 13, 2019 12:58 pm

I don't know for certain about this specific agency, but in general, it's usually considered fine to submit to another agent if one says no. It's only wrong to submit to more than one agent at the same agency at the same time.
from rhmae_me
Feb 13, 2019 10:14 am

Does anyone know if you can sub to another agent here if one rejects?
from bnorris
Feb 11, 2019 3:01 pm

EQ: 1/29/2019 - Received auto response
CNR 2/09/2019 - She tweeted she had reviewed all queries before 1/30/2019

MG Supernatural Mystery

from brownlabsarebest
Feb 04, 2019 3:27 pm

EQ 01/02/19
CNR 02/04/19

Tweeted that she had read all queries submitted before Jan 30 and that no reply = pass

YA Fantasy 90k
from LaceyCottingham
Feb 04, 2019 1:29 pm

Tweeted that every query submitted before 1/30/19 has been seen.
No response = pass.

ER: 1-20-19
Rejected 2-4-19
from Inkfish
Feb 03, 2019 4:18 pm

EQ: 12/03/18
12/10/18: She responded asking for the sample I forgot to include.
EQ2: 12/10/18 (with first five pages)
FR: 12/13/18
ER: 2/3/19

"Thank you for the opportunity to review YOUR BOOK. You hooked me from the start—such a compelling beginning. You have a nice voice too.
Unfortunately, I didn’t connect with the story enough to offer representation. I wish I had better news. This is a subjective industry. Another agent might feel this MS is the perfect fit for his/her list."

117K Adult Dark Fantasy
from Fordwalker
Jan 28, 2019 12:14 am

EQ: 1/25/2019
FR: 1/28/2019

YA crossover Speculative Fiction
from PSbookish
Jan 25, 2019 10:26 pm

I sent out a query on January 25, 2019. I will update this when I get a response. If I never update this then probably I never got a response.
from karenleespree
Jan 22, 2019 11:52 am

EQ: 1/07/ 2019
CNR: 1/22/ 2019
YA, Historical Fantasy.
I "think" she's looking for MG fiction.
from CRhodes
Jan 21, 2019 1:47 pm

EQ 6/12/18
CNR: 14/01
Mentioned on Twitter (04/01) that she had considered all 2018 queries and no response = pass
from bfriskey
Jan 17, 2019 9:54 pm

EQ- 1/15/19 (She liked my IWSG pitch)
from catamg
Jan 17, 2019 1:12 pm

She liked my IWSG pitch, but I'd already queried her with that MS, so I re-sent, wondering if it got lost or perhaps she wanted a second look or didn't realize she'd seen it before.

Update - she replied saying she didn't realize it was the same one. Still a pass for this one, but she included an invite to send her any future ms and was very nice.
from HollyM
Jan 02, 2019 10:37 pm

Same story as below. She liked my PitMad pitch on Dec 6, I queried the same day, and heard back Jan 2. Pass but encouraging feedback.
84k Adult thriller.

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