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Ms. Lynnette Novak

The Seymour Agency

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Twitter: Lynnette_Novak

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from swatithegeek
Today 2:56 am

DVpit EQ: 04/26/19

YA Romance, 80k
from LGV_AL
Apr 24, 2019 6:01 pm

EQ 4/11/19 mystery (about 96,800 words)
CNR 4/24/19
from turtlefairy1
Apr 22, 2019 10:02 am

EQ 4/13
FR 4/22

YA Fantasy retelling
from franwritesstuff
Apr 21, 2019 4:46 pm

EQ 3/30/19

CNR at 3 weeks per website guidelines
YA Fantasy (approx 95k)
from RRouth
Apr 08, 2019 1:13 pm

EQ: 4/8/19

CNR at 3 weeks per website guidelines
from HollyM
Apr 03, 2019 7:53 pm

EQ: 3.15.19
CNR: 4.3.19 (as per website guidelines and tweet on 3.29.19)
83k adult thriller
from kkosach
Mar 30, 2019 4:33 pm

2/26 EQ
MG Suspense (85k)
from JessicaRussakHoffman
Mar 29, 2019 10:13 am

She tweeted:
UPDATE: I'm caught up on queries sent before March 21. If you haven't heard back, it's a pass for this project. This update does NOT include requested partials or fulls. I respond to ALL requested material.
from Fordwalker
Feb 26, 2019 3:12 pm

EQ: 1/25/2019
FR: 1/28/2019
ER: 2/26/2019
YA crossover Speculative Fiction

"Thank you for the chance to review THE BLADE AND THE BOW. I like the premise, and you do a great job of ending chapters with a hook, making readers want to continue. Well done!
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."

I would have loved more actionable feedback, but it was nice to get such positivity! Hopefully this indicates a subjective rejection rather than a problem with the book - the full is with seven other agents right now so fingers crossed it'll be someone else's cup of tea.
from Laura_WA
Feb 26, 2019 1:02 am

EQ 2-9-19
CNR 2-25-19
time travel fantasy, 94k
from jenniferfelton
Feb 25, 2019 1:20 pm

EQ 2/3/2019 (76k historical fantasy)
CNR 2/25/2019

As per her Twitter, she is caught up to all queries sent before 2/17/2019, all partials sent in January, and all full requests sent before 1/25/2019. She does say she responds to all requests, so if she requested additional pages and you haven't heard her, to contact her.
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?

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