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Ms. Joy Harris

The Joy Harris Literary Agency

1501 Broadway, Suite 2310

New York, NY 10036

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Jan 20, 2019 6:42 am

EQ 9/5/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/24/18 (Passed--not a good fit)

1/20/19: EQ 11/9/18 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 1/15/19 (No word from nudges)
from WebHarmony
Sep 14, 2018 10:39 am

Rejected 120,000 word literary fiction as "not the right agent for your work."
Query: 5/11/18
Rejection Form: 8/1/18.
from kamelka
Aug 18, 2018 4:58 pm

EQ 6/28/18 adult fiction
R form 8/1/18
from KristenH
Aug 05, 2018 3:21 pm

EQ 9/26/17 (Requery Venom)
ER 10/7/17 (Dear Author rejection--not the right agent.) Will try her with my new ms later this fall.
from KristenH
Aug 05, 2018 3:20 pm

EQ 5/14/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 8/1/18 (Passed--not right agent)
from sbernich
Jul 30, 2018 8:14 pm

website suggests no genre fiction, only literary
from JasonTVoiovich
May 12, 2018 3:39 pm

EQ: 5/12/2018 business
from Catsamoa79
May 01, 2018 11:41 am

EQ: 1/24/18
CNR: 5/1/18
Her response times are very long, but doubt I will hear back.
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.


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

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