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Ms. Kristin Nelson

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

1732 Wazee Street, Suite 207

Denver, CO 80202



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Website: www.nelsonagency.com/

Blog: nelsonagency.com/pub-rants/

Twitter: agentkristinNLA

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jennck
Today 5:54 pm


EQ 5/7
ER 5/21
from verakurian
May 16, 2018 5:36 pm


3/20
5/16- full request. mentioned that she had been on sabbatical around the time I queried.
adult psychological thriller
from erinblakemore
May 01, 2018 10:26 am


EQ: 3/29/18
FR: 4/16/18

Upmarket historical, 87,000 words
from amylululouise
Apr 23, 2018 10:50 am


4/8/18: EQ
4/23/18: ER form
WF 106K
from woodpanel
Apr 18, 2018 10:55 am


EQ: 4/03/18
ER: 4/18/18

90k adult sci-fi, form rejection
from Thulsa_doom
Apr 16, 2018 6:42 pm


EQ: 11 MAR
FR: 17 APR

Request to enter via an electronic form.
from seventhstar
Apr 12, 2018 1:36 pm


EQ: 11/3/18
Full request: 29/3/18
Nudged with offer of rep: 12/4/18

YA Fantasy 93k words
from TammyKleinman
Apr 10, 2018 11:58 am


very encouraging for a rejection letter. (Not a form letter!) @dlpoet17: I think you're right. She mentioned in her email that she'd "set the query aside" to take a closer look...
from Thulsa_doom
Apr 09, 2018 9:04 am


Ha yes @dlpoet17, I am entertaining that... :-)
from dlpoet17
Apr 09, 2018 7:57 am


if your wait is beyond the typical, its made it past the first line readers and onto kristin's desk. Just an fyi :)
from Zooks3
Apr 06, 2018 2:11 pm


3/2/18: EQ re: Archimedes
4/6/18: Nice, positive rejection.
from moonwatch178
Apr 06, 2018 12:54 pm


Eq: 3/4
Full request: 4/6
from danwhite77
Apr 06, 2018 11:17 am


Kristin commented on twitter on 4/4 that she's headed off to vacation. She said she was in LAX so I'm guessing she's headed overseas and she'll be gone awhile. Just mentioning it here in case people are wondering why they're not getting responses on requested transcripts (if there are any out). I was thinking of querying her soon but now I'm not sure if it's better to wait or if it doesn't matter. Probably going to be an ER regardless of when I send it! :) If her readers are still behind I guess it probably doesn't matter.
from KristenH
Apr 04, 2018 4:08 pm


EQ 3/21/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 4/4/18 (Passed-not a good fit)
from floridagal007
Apr 04, 2018 1:18 pm


2/18 EQ
3/21 sent gentle reminder since a month had passed
3/22: email addressing me by name, “This is Jamie, one of the first-round readers at Nelson Agency. Your query made it past the first round and is now on Kristin’s desk for her consideration. Thanks for your patience, and please let us know if you get any interest from other agents in the meantime.“
4/4 ER "Thank you so much for your patience. I had set aside a bunch of queries that needed a closer read. I blinked and here we are already into April. So I apologize for how long I took to get back to you. For [title], I thought your query and sample were well-written with a strong concept but not quite what I’m looking for at the moment. Because I’m careful to keep my client list manageable, I’m being really selective about what fulls I request. However, I think another agent is going to be intrigued enough to ask for the manuscript and I’m sorry I can’t offer a referral. Stay tough out there. Keep writing!"

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