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Ms. Cecilia Lyra

P.S. Literary Agency

New York, NY

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Twitter: ceciliaclyra

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from lwbooks
Sep 20, 2021 3:24 pm

EQ: 8/14
Full Request: 9/6
Form rejection: 9/20

Women's Fiction 98k
from aleenade3
Sep 11, 2021 7:52 pm

does anybody know if she accepts YA fantasy?
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 07, 2021 5:59 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from goldenapple
Sep 06, 2021 7:18 pm

Reject on Full from 7/19 on 9/6. No Feedback.
from Kakook
Aug 27, 2021 12:12 pm

EQ: 07-17-21

LGBTQIA+ Cont. Fiction, 99K
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 23, 2021 9:05 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Eliza1822
Jul 19, 2021 1:54 pm

Listened to her on the Manuscript Academy today doing 10 Queries. She said she requests lots of fulls because she likes to err on the side of requesting, but rejects most of them.
from kfoxx_writes
Jul 11, 2021 7:31 pm

Queried 05/18/21 - 99K adult psych/domestic thriller
Full Request 06/01/21
Rejected 07/02/21 but Cece was so kind, thorough, and helpful and I truly appreciated everything she said in her very heartfelt response. Truly a fantastic agent.
from Qtrademark
Jun 26, 2021 2:48 pm

Signed up for a live 10-page consult & query letter review through Manuscript Academy. What someone posted below about their agency not asking for sample pages with the query is incorrect. I just looked at their submission guidelines and they ask for a query and the first 10 pages.
from hdsharpe
Jun 18, 2021 5:27 pm

Query sent 06/06/2021
Full Request 06/18/2021

WF, 85k
from vanelle87
Jun 06, 2021 8:41 pm

05.06.2021 nudge over other agents having manuscript for consideration (saw in the submission tips of the agency that they wanted to know)

Commercial fiction 86k
from lckain
May 29, 2021 1:49 pm

Query 5/24/21 86K Adult Psychological Suspense
from bebijl1
May 11, 2021 1:12 pm

Pitched, requested a full.
EFull: 4/24
ER: 5/7
from keepcalmandqueryon
May 07, 2021 4:52 pm

Pitched her in person and LOVED her, but unfortunately, I think I lost her at the end there when I mentioned my novel was the first of 3 books I was planning in a series with rotating protagonists. She let me know that series just don't sell well and that if she'd seen that in my query, she probably would have immediately passed.

I'm honestly kind of shocked. Like, is that true?? I know in the romance world series are hella popular, and I've seen mainstream debut authors sell them successfully. I don't know. I felt unsettled after. Not a surprise when she rejected the full she'd requested early in the meeting.
from jaymeinman
Mar 22, 2021 10:37 am

EQ: 3/6/21
CNR: 3/22/21

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