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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 eqb123
Sep 12, 2017 9:34 pm


EQ: 8/6/17
Notified 8/28/17 by Kristin's assistant that my query had been passed up to Kristin
ER: 9/12/17 (Form rejection)
from CRogers
Sep 11, 2017 1:53 pm


EQ: 8/25/2017
ER: 9/11/2017
Form letter

YA Historical Fiction 99k
from Junebug
Sep 09, 2017 1:00 am


EQ: 09.08/17


74K Suspense/Magical Realism, Adult Upmarket
from hoptoad62488
Sep 05, 2017 9:06 pm


EQ: 04/25/17
FR: 05/12/17
FR: 4/26/17
Nudged: 07/2/17 - {Asked for her if she would wait to read due to R&R request (non-exclusive) from another agent. She said yes.}
R&R resubmitted: 09/05/17

YA Fantasy 77k
from TAChan
Aug 24, 2017 8:57 pm


Has anyone heard back from their #PitchNLA query recently?
from KristenH
Aug 23, 2017 3:42 pm


EQ 8/9/17 (Venom)
ER 8/23/17 (Passed--not right for them) Will try Danielle with CR next month.
from mattyc81
Aug 23, 2017 8:06 am


EQ: 7/28
ER: 8/23
from horrorchix89
Aug 19, 2017 9:14 pm


@alabdon: wow you've been getting a lot of full requests. Congrats
from alabdon
Aug 19, 2017 3:24 pm


EQ: 6/12/17
FR: 6/26/17

YA Fantasy 82K
from RobertDonohue
Aug 16, 2017 12:14 am


form letter relatively fast, but just like below, rejected
from RobertDonohue
Aug 16, 2017 12:13 am


form letter in two weeks,
from petemartinez
Aug 14, 2017 10:46 am


EQ: 7/31/17 Literary novel 75k
ER: 8/14/17
Thank you so much for thinking of Nelson Literary Agency for your query. I wish we could offer a more personalized response but on average, we receive 500+ email query letters a week. Do know that every query letter and sample are read and even though your project is not right for us, it might be right for another agent so don’t give up! I’m also sorry I have no agent recommendations to offer.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.

Sincerely,
Kristin Nelson
Joanna MacKenzie
Danielle Burby
from ejmccay
Aug 09, 2017 9:10 pm


EQ: 8/6/2017 Contemporary Romance @ 53K
Offered rep from the Purcell agency.
from mskennicutt
Jul 31, 2017 10:22 pm


EQ: 7/31/2017 - Fantasy 122K words
from Gavryll
Jul 17, 2017 10:22 am


EQ: 6/6
Nudge: 7/13
ER: 7/16 (form letter)

"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 mid July. So I apologize for how long I took to get back to you.

For [MS 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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