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Ms. Rhea Lyons

HG Literary

New York, NY


Twitter: rheaclyons

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from Patrick (admin)
Apr 12, 2022 12:05 pm

Profile Update: No longer working as a literary agent.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 16, 2022 10:17 am

Thanks LightofBeauty
from LightofBeauty
Mar 16, 2022 10:02 am

Rhea has not only left HG Literary but is also leaving agenting all together (as said by email).
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 15, 2022 6:26 pm

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
from StarryEyes
Aug 04, 2020 6:08 pm

9/7/19 pitched an MG story of magical realism (40k) at a writter's conference. Ms. Lyons said to send it to her when it was polished.

9/10/19 Ms. Lyons emailed me saying she hoped I didn't mind her tracking me down (via the conference chairs) but that she couldn't stop thinking about my story and when might it be ready?

9/10/19 I replied that I was thrilled and would send her the first 6 chapters (all polished) on Friday.

9/13/19 Emailed her the first 6 chapters.

9/13/19 Ms. Lyons replied she had received the chapters and would get back to me in about a week.

10/22/19 Ms. Lyons apologized for the delay in responding, but said she loved what I'd done, couldn't wait to read the rest, and when would it be available?

10/23/19 I thanked her and said I would do a final proof reading and then send it.

10/28/19 I emailed the entire manuscript.

10/28/19 Ms. Lyons replied she had received the book and hoped to get back to me "in a few weeks".

3/18/20 (5 months later) I sent a nudge email to Ms. Lyons telling her that I had also turned the book into a screenplay and entered it in the ScreenCraft Animation Competition and that I was a quarterfinalist. I attached judges' comments saying that the story should be released in both book and movie format.

4/8/20 I became a semifinalist in the competition, but did not convey this to Ms. Lyons.

6/23/20 Emailed Ms. Lyons to tell her I was a finalist in the competition and to say that if I did not hear from her by August 1, I would assume she was no longer interested in my book and I would seek representation elsewhere.

8/1/20 CNR :(
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 18, 2019 2:18 pm

Thanks LightofBeauty
from LightofBeauty
Nov 17, 2019 8:42 pm

FYI: The agency is now called HG Literary, their new website:
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 15, 2019 10:16 am

Profile Update: Agency name change. Formerly known as Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency.
from Rose_Hill
Sep 13, 2019 9:30 pm

EQ 2/24/2019
CNR: 6/25/2019

Adult epic fantasy 140k
from swatithegeek
Aug 27, 2019 1:05 am

Has anyone heard back on a full from her? It's been, like, 8 months for me.

EQ: 09/27/18
FR: 10/06/18, sent same day
Nudge: 01/24/19
Nudge: 05/10/19, also notified her Joshua Getzler has my YA romance partial from DVpit
CNR: 08/27/19

Contemporary Romance, 70k
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 23, 2019 8:45 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Catsamoa79
Aug 23, 2019 10:37 am

EQ: 8/21/19
ER: 8/23/19
Form letter
from Roseppdle72
Aug 22, 2019 7:14 pm

FQ: 08/22/19

YA Fantasy 92k
from Vandal
Aug 16, 2019 6:14 am

Her response to my MG query:

Thank you for querying me. I am afraid that I am not looking to represent middle grade at the moment...
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 01, 2019 7:35 pm

Profile Update: Now using QueryManager for queries.

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