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Ms. Lesley Sabga

The Seymour Agency



Website: www.theseymouragency.com/

Twitter: lesleysabga

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from angelsteele
Jan 11, 2023 8:53 pm


FQ: 10/04/2022
Nudge: 01/10/2023
from jenniferkathleen
Dec 29, 2022 7:00 pm


FQ: 9/9/22 Narrative Non-Fiction/True Crime
CNR: 12/29/22
from kimwritesbooks
Dec 09, 2022 10:07 am


YA Rom Com
EQ: 4/15
Full Request: 5/5--sent same day
Nudge: 7/6--no response to nudge
Offer from another agent: 11/23--Sent email about other offer; No response

Aside from the initial request, I never heard a single word from this agent. Rather disappointing, but everything happens for a reason, I suppose!
from Roll_4_Initiative
Dec 02, 2022 10:39 pm


Queried 9/24/22
CNR 12/2/22
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 tyingling7766
Nov 20, 2022 5:13 am


EQ: 21 August 2022
CNR at 90 days.

121K Adult Thriller/Horror
from SJHoodlet
Nov 01, 2022 5:47 pm


FQ: 9/30/22
CNR: 11/3/22 - per website, if no request for additional materials after 3 weeks, consider it a pass.

201k adult fantasy romance
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 31, 2022 2:47 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from karlkarlbobarl
Oct 11, 2022 10:52 pm


EQ: 10/11/22

99k LGBTQ+ romantic suspense
from MarthaJ22
Oct 11, 2022 3:27 pm


FQ 10/11/22 Adult-Fantasy Realism 95k
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 10, 2022 4:42 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
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 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.

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