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Ms. Lesley Sabga

The Seymour Agency

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Twitter: lesleysabga

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from Jeanetto
Jan 27, 2019 5:23 pm

EQ: 1/27/19
MG sci-fi 79,000
I did not receive a confirmation email. Wonder if it went through?
from aalogan
Jan 03, 2019 6:57 pm

EQ 11/13/18 39k MG contemporary fantasy (auto-receipt email: after 3 weeks consider it a pass)
12/13/18 Nudged with offer of rep
1/3/19 CNR
from IFermont
Dec 15, 2018 3:49 pm

EQ 11/09/2018

from TGlenCoughlin
Dec 01, 2018 11:27 am

Submitted a query on 12/1/18 Attack of the Dead Rabbits.
from ksanderson
Nov 14, 2018 6:22 pm

EQ: 9/30/18
97k Paranormal Thriller
11/14 No response = pass
from nairforceone
Oct 18, 2018 9:59 pm

EQ: 9/28/18
CNR: 10/18/18
80k Sci-Fi Comedy
from JerryGrasso1969
Sep 06, 2018 9:27 pm

EQ: 08/06
CNR: Says she responds after 3 weeks or it is a pass
from michele42
Aug 19, 2018 8:20 pm

EQ: 7/16/18
CNR: 8/12/18
Says she responds after 3 weeks or it's a pass.

YA fantasy 70k
from Catsamoa79
Aug 01, 2018 1:58 pm

EQ: 6/8/18
CNR: 8/1/18
Acknowledgement of receipt said 3 weeks for a response.
from ejl_1985
Jul 25, 2018 4:21 pm

Pitched at Conference: 07/21/2017
Full Request Sent 07/23/17
Nudge with Offer: 09/21/17
Offer of Representation Made: 10/03/17
Contract Signed: 10/17/2017

117,000 word high fantasy
from AletheaStauron
Jul 11, 2018 12:17 pm

EQ: 6/10
Auto Reply: Immediate.
Informed her of another agent requesting my manuscript to keep her posted.
Same Auto Reply: Immediate.

I remain professional in looking for my advocate to represent my work.
from melodyk99
Jul 02, 2018 7:05 pm

I had the same experience as tmdefrench below.
Pitched at Indiana writing workshop. She requested full manuscript, bio and synopsis on 2/10/18.
Sent all of the above on 2/22/18.
Received auto replay to contact after nine weeks and that SHE ALWAYS RESPONDS TO REQUESTED MATERIALS.
Resent/emailed on 4/24/18.
Auto reply.
Resent/emailed on 5/18/18.
Auto reply.
Resent/emailed on 6/27/18.

Very aggravating. Don’t make promises you have no intention of keeping.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 12, 2018 10:56 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.

from Voltjut
May 17, 2018 12:49 pm

YA Contemporary - 57k
EQ - 4/18 (rec'd auto reply - if no response within 3 weeks-5/9/18-it’s a pass)
CNR - 5/17/18

5/6/18: Another agent told me that I did not include the required pages and when looking at my sent mail, they indeed, were not there. I just looked at the email I sent Ms. Sagba and realized that the same thing happened (UGH), so I sent her another email today explaining what happened and this time, I just pasted directly from my Word document (I had been trying to paste PDF images from a scan so that the formatting would look right and the page numbers would show up).
from tmdefrench
May 07, 2018 8:30 am

2/10/18 - Pitched at Indiana Writing Workshop, requested full ms
2/12/2018 - sent full
4/16/2018 - sent a followup email per the autoresponse message when the full was sent (said to follow up after 9 weeks)
4/23/2018 - still no response to the followup...
5/7/2018 - never did get a response

58k YA Suspense

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