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Ms. Nancy Yost

Nancy Yost Literary Agency

350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2003

New York, NY 10001


AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from southpaw
Sep 26, 2016 7:32 am

Hrm, thanks JJProbe. This brings up an interesting dilemma. I sent a query over 7 weeks ago when it was the email system, and they said it could take 90 days for a reply. So those of us in this boat do we wait or resend via QM?

They just switched over 'cause on the 20th it still said by email.
from JJProbe
Sep 24, 2016 8:36 am

EQ: 9/20/16
Got an email back on 9/22/16 which said the agency had switched over to Query Manager and if I still wanted to query them, I needed to resubmit that way. Of course, the QM page wanted different information in a completely different format. I try very hard to comply with every different agent's different requirements, and had done that with the email version, and it would have been helpful if they accepted the inputs they'd already received, like some other agents have. But I resubmitted that day and got an email from QM the next day with a form letter rejection. At least they've updated the submissions section of their web site to reflect the new requirements.
from HMatthews
Sep 20, 2016 6:57 pm

The info in the AAR (Association of Authors' Representatives) directory can occasionally be outdated, so I tend to follow what's on the agency website or their Twitter account. I have no idea how often an agent updates their AAR profile, but it's safe to assume their agency website is current.
from southpaw
Sep 20, 2016 4:56 pm


I don't know what an AAR page is, but the agency website submission page say she is accepting queries, email only.
"At this time the Nancy Yost Literary Agency only accepts queries by email." And on her profile page is a query email link.
from CherylW
Sep 20, 2016 1:25 pm

The AAR page says:
"Query by referral only"
from PaigeTurner
May 08, 2016 2:42 pm

Hi Patrick,

I tried again with two different email addresses and still the MAILER-DAEMON message came up for Nancy again both times. So I tried querying Natanya at her agency instead and it went through fine. I think it just might be a tech issue with Nancy's Inbox. I see below in this thread of comments others have had a similar issue with querying Nancy.
from Patrick (admin)
May 07, 2016 11:17 am

PaigeTurner, may have been a temporary glitch. Give it another try. Anyone else having trouble?
from PaigeTurner
May 06, 2016 1:45 pm

EQ: 5/5/2016
Email bounce back "undeliverable" MAILER DAEMON - 5/6/2016

I tried a couple of different times with a different email, but neither has been deliverable.
from Catsamoa79
Apr 16, 2016 10:54 am

EQ: 10/22/16
CNR: 4/16/16
from mtnwriter
Apr 15, 2016 11:53 am

She is no longer listed on Writers Market, so guessing she's no longer in business.
from fornickels
Mar 11, 2016 10:20 am

EQ: 3/11/16
Argh! didn't see the note about attaching until after already sent. I'm guessing this will be an automatic pass because I didn't follow the guidelines.
oh well.
67K Women's Fiction
from Catsamoa79
Jan 27, 2016 11:19 am

Has anyone tried to query her recently? I tried to resend a query I had sent last October and it was returned with a mail delivery failure notice.
from JAlexander
Today 10:07 pm

Note: I had my e-mail bounce back from both my personal e-mail and gmail. Noted on the submissions page:
"As sample material is vital for all queries, feel free to send via attachment rather than pasting pages directly into the body of your email. Thank you for formatting your queries accordingly."

After attaching my 25 pg sample rather than pasting into the e-mail body, it went through.
from WhatAWriter
Sep 26, 2015 5:38 pm

I got three bounce backs on my queries using Yahoo mail. Mailer-Daemon said "550 The content of this message looked like spam. [BODY]"
Switched to Gmail and it went through. FYI, Yahoo users. May not have been Yahoo, but my email address which is a bit commercial.
from gingerbread
Jul 28, 2015 2:23 pm

EQ: 12/18/14
ER: 7/28/15
Adult UF 99,000 words

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