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Ms. Carolyn Swayze

Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency Ltd.

W.R.P.O., Box 39588

White Rock, BC V4B 5L6



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from Patrick (admin)
May 17, 2016 5:55 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from cterlson
Aug 18, 2015 9:27 pm


ER: 04/23

Exchanged emails with Kris Rothstein before - she almost always requests exclusives.

04/24 And she just requested one today. Sigh. Can't offer it to her - other agents have it, including 2 partials.
Update - I told her she was the only Canadian agent I queried, though other U.S. Agents have the novel. (2 partial requests currently). She said unless she could have it for 4-6 weeks, exclusive, she wasn't interested. Whatever.

2nd update - after much deliberation, I granted Kris an exclusive. I'll see what happens. Meanwhile, the manuscript is in limbo - though, she says that it only be about 4 weeks.
from MoonChiquita
Feb 05, 2015 5:43 pm


EQ: Feb 2
FR: Feb 5

Request came from another agent here, Kris Rothstein, who requested a 4-week exclusive. I told her I couldn't grant it because others already have the MS--who knew I'd ever have that problem? :S

YA retelling
from April_Murphy
Aug 18, 2014 3:59 pm


EQ 07/21/2014

Partial Requested 07/22/2014

ER 08/18/2014

YA Supernatural
from JD_Wallace_826
Apr 11, 2014 1:55 pm


EQ 3/13/14
ER 4/9/14

Commercial Spy-Romance - 104k
from April_Murphy
Feb 20, 2014 5:44 pm


EQ - Jan 29
ER (FORM) Feb 20
from MoonDreamer
Feb 16, 2014 6:27 pm


EQ: Jan 21
ER: (form) Feb 16

YA speculative (was a bit of a long shot, I'll admit)
from Epaddler
Dec 11, 2013 10:10 am


EQ: 12/4/13
Request from K. Rothstein for first three chapters.
Non-fiction travel
Not a Canadian, by the way, and my email reached them.
from rosesuemoto
Sep 29, 2013 9:34 pm


Received an email bounce, saying the query didn't go through because of a spam filter. Wonder if she is filtering out email sent from the US. If so, she may be losing some good writers in the process.
from mbowman
Apr 10, 2013 4:25 am


Ditto, cmannino.

I lived in Canada when I was elementary school and for a few months in 2011, you think that counts, haha?
from cmannino
Apr 05, 2013 12:04 pm


Anyone know if they even look at non-Canadian authors?
from sblack
Aug 13, 2012 3:32 pm


EQ: 08/02
Somewhat dubious partial request fr Kris 08/11.

"I think I'd need to see a sample chapter and introduction before I could make an real assessment." [sic! just noticed typo!] - based on seeing non-fiction proposal.
from EddieDean19
Jul 24, 2012 4:56 am


Q-July 4th
PR for next 50 pages 7/23 with really positive things to say about my writing (and that the MS sounded very out-there but liked my story-telling, so she wanted to see where it went). Haha..it is pretty out there.

literary/sci-fi/fantasy/mystery gumbo
from kabain
Jun 26, 2012 7:48 pm


EQ: 05/21
ER: 06/26

Personalized rejection from Ms Rothstein. Praised the excerpt but decided wasn't the right person to sell it.
from carleree
May 16, 2012 6:25 pm


EQ May 13
Full request May 16. Lovely personalized email from Kris who promised to have it read within the month.

Personalized rejection May 28. Not right for her list. :(

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