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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 Patrick (admin)
Jul 28, 2017 8:37 am

Profile Update: New email address.

from tennisplayernw
Jul 24, 2017 3:20 pm

EQ 7/24/17 Break Point
from Catsamoa79
Jun 20, 2017 2:58 pm

EQ: 4/24/17
ER: 6/20/17
Form letter
from Hypertext
Jun 19, 2017 9:27 am

EQ: 3/22/2017 with personal referral
ER: 6/5/2017 with confessional form letter
from kdword
Jun 11, 2017 4:11 pm

Sent new query about being contest finalist along with first 100 pages of my lit fic 116K word novel on 9/3/16. No response.
from jsk_31
Jun 04, 2017 2:41 pm

EQ 6/4/17 Upmarket lit fic 89,500 words
from bevjack1
Apr 01, 2017 2:17 pm

EQ 3/2/17 Lit Fic 67K
ER 3/30/17 Form Rejection
from Boreas
Mar 21, 2017 11:37 am

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

YA Action/Drama 107k
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
Yesterday 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"

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