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Ms. Joy Harris

The Joy Harris Literary Agency

1501 Broadway, Suite 2310

New York, NY 10036



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Website: www.joyharrisliterary.com

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Apr 12, 2018 4:14 pm


EQ 2/9/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 4/12/18 (Passed-not word from nudges.)

At least you got a response Danielle! Maybe I'll hear from her this summer.
from daniellemarieneumann
Apr 05, 2018 9:05 pm


EQ 11/2/2017
EQ 2/21/18 (No response, queried again in new email)
FR: 4/5/18 (In response to the 11/2/17 query! Actual response was 5 months from submission)

We will see. Probably another rejection coming soon in 5 months. It was improved upon after a R&R from another agent, so maybe that will change things, but probably not!
from RDEngling
Feb 23, 2018 3:29 pm


Received a rejection after 150 days! Form letter.
from LightofBeauty
Feb 02, 2018 11:38 am


EQ: 10/19
ER: 2/2

Form rejection:

We have received and considered your submission. Unfortunately, we must be extremely selective in what we take on, and do not think we are the right agent for your work.

Please forgive the form letter — it is necessary given the large volume of submissions we receive. Thank you for thinking of our agency, and we wish you the best with your work.

Sincerely,

The Joy Harris Literary Agency
from bostonwriter
Feb 02, 2018 11:26 am


Email Query: 9/7/17
Form Rejection: 2/2/18

LGBT YA, 52k
from Blackhat
Nov 28, 2017 1:32 pm


EQ: 11/28/17 Query + first chapter
Literary Fiction - 100k
from laurids
Nov 06, 2017 5:40 am


EQ 8/10 w first chapter pasted in
ER 11/3 standard form
literary fiction
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 28, 2017 8:37 am


Profile Update: New email address.

from tennisplayernw
Jul 24, 2017 3:20 pm


EQ 7/24/17 Break Point
from Catsamoa79
Jun 20, 2017 2:58 pm


EQ: 4/24/17
ER: 6/20/17
Form letter
from Hypertext
Jun 19, 2017 9:27 am


EQ: 3/22/2017 with personal referral
ER: 6/5/2017 with confessional form letter
from kdword
Jun 11, 2017 4:11 pm


Sent new query about being contest finalist along with first 100 pages of my lit fic 116K word novel on 9/3/16. No response.
from jsk_31
Jun 04, 2017 2:41 pm


EQ 6/4/17 Upmarket lit fic 89,500 words
from bevjack1
Apr 01, 2017 2:17 pm


EQ 3/2/17 Lit Fic 67K
ER 3/30/17 Form Rejection
from Boreas
Mar 21, 2017 11:37 am


EQ: 2/13/17
ER: 3/21/17 - Impersonal form rejection

YA Action/Drama 107k

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