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Ms. Lesley Sabga

The Seymour Agency



Website: www.theseymouragency.com/

Twitter: lesleysabga

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Online Form: Yes

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from Roll_4_Initiative
Sep 24, 2022 1:27 pm


Queried 9/24/22

71K Adult suspense novel with plus sized protagonist and amateur sleuthing in a haunted mansion.

Side note-Doesn't have a space in her query manager submission to attach or upload any of the pages of the manuscript.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 10, 2022 4:42 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from jenniferkathleen
Sep 09, 2022 8:20 pm


FQ: 9/9/22 Narrative Non-Fiction/True Crime
from ajsruoff
Sep 08, 2022 3:51 pm


FQ 5/15/22
kind pass on query 9/8, same form as others about a saturated market

Adult RomCom/Upmarket 77K
from m_mastro3m
Sep 08, 2022 3:09 pm


queried 6/23/22
form reject, same as others 9/8/22
77 days

I had saved this note from the website:
We make a conscious effort to reply to every query we receive. 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.

But I did finally get a response WAY LATER than three weeks. So, take that general website rate with a grain of salt. I appreciate the actual response.
from tyingling7766
Aug 21, 2022 3:29 pm


EQ: 21 August 2022

121K Adult Thriller/Horror
from mnorthy297
Jun 23, 2022 7:30 am


Queried 5/4/2022....Rejected 6/20/2022 with slightly personalized rejection:
Thank you so much for submitting [novel name] to me and your interest in The Seymour Agency. Unfortunately this is a pass for me, the word count is too short. Typically fiction novels run in the 70k-100k range. Please don't be discouraged, just because it is a pass from me, by no means implies that another agent will feel the same.

I wish you the best on your publishing endeavors and thank you again for the opportunity to consider.

My word count is 53,000....I've seen different requirements on word count for young adult...I've seen anywhere from 50,000 to 90,000. I thought 70,000 to 100,000 word count was for adult fiction. I wish I could reply back to her and tell her I'm trying to add more to it.
from Zooks3
May 08, 2022 11:28 am


3/14/22 - Online form re: TANCM - Contemporary YA 75K. Auto receipt.
5/5/22 - form rejection
from KDMcQuain
Apr 11, 2022 2:26 pm


FQ 4/5/22
FR 4/11/22
LGBTQ+ 109k

Unfortunately I did not fall in love with this project as much I had hoped to in order to take it on in such a saturated market.
from RCrawford
Mar 06, 2022 12:00 am


FQ: 3.5.2022

YA Paranormal Romance 105k
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 04, 2022 3:11 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 15, 2021 6:54 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from OPKiwi
Nov 07, 2021 8:27 pm


Reject also with note of not fall in love and saturated market.
from SewellThompson
Nov 07, 2021 4:19 pm


Reject with note that she did not fall in love with it enough to take it on in a saturated market. 11/7/2021
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 28, 2021 1:32 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries. Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.

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