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Ms. Joy Harris

The Joy Harris Literary Agency

1501 Broadway, Suite 2310

New York, NY 10036

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from Boreas
Mar 21, 2017 11:37 am

EQ: 2/13/17
ER: 3/21/17 - Impersonal form rejection

YA Action/Drama 107k
from bevjack1
Mar 02, 2017 12:12 pm

EQ 3/2/17 Lit Fic 67K
from FGeiger
Feb 11, 2017 9:07 am

EQ Black Girls Don't Get Hickeys 75000 word Fiction

ER 2/2/17 form letter here
from sriley1
Feb 07, 2017 11:28 am

EQ: 12/19
ER: 2/7

The formest of form letters--"Dear Author..." womp womp
81k lit fic
from Polonius
Oct 31, 2016 5:55 pm

EQ 3/21/16
ER 5/11/16

YA Contemporary
from KristenH
Oct 07, 2016 4:10 pm

EQ 9/26/16 (Requery Venom)
ER 10/7/16 (Dear Author rejection--not a good agent.) Will try her with my new ms later this fall.
from jgolden
Sep 20, 2016 4:26 pm

I received the "Dear Author" rejection.
from bayney
Sep 19, 2016 5:46 pm

EQ linked story collection, based on pitch session at a writers' conference: July 25
Request for first 100 pages: July 25 (response came from Ms. Harris' assistant, Elizabeth Trout)
Request for full manuscript: August 25 (with a promise to get back with me in 2 weeks)
September 9 I received a rejection letter, but it was so kind and thoughtful. Clearly they had read the manuscript because she included details deep in the story, but they said they based their decision on the difficulty of selling story collections.

Disappointing -- I think this agent would be awesome to work with -- but I must say I've never been treated so well as a querying writer.
from CherylW
Sep 16, 2016 6:04 pm

"Dear Author,

We have received and considered your submission. Unfortunately, we must be extremely selective in what we take on, and do not think we are the right agent for your work.

Please forgive the form letter — it is necessary given the large volume of submissions we receive. Thank you for thinking of our agency, and we sincerely wish you the best with your work.

The Joy Harris Literary Agency"
from AAuthor
Aug 08, 2016 2:52 pm

EQ 7/15 (late Friday)
PR 7/19
PR more pages 8/1
ER (nice personalized letter) 8/7/16
from KristenH
Jul 26, 2016 4:02 pm

EQ 5/30/16 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 7/26/16 (not right agent). Will try her for V later this summer.

Congrats AAuthor on partial!
from fornickels
Apr 20, 2016 2:28 pm

EQ: 3/18/16
67k Apocalyptic women's fiction
PR: 4/20/16
from tamirw
Mar 23, 2016 12:25 pm

EQ: 2/7/16
ER, form: 3/23/16

Paranormal YA
from nicholelouise
Mar 23, 2016 9:39 am

79 days between submission and rejection.
from joycryan
Mar 07, 2016 5:53 pm

EQ; March 7/16

women's fiction 87K

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