Ms. Kristin Nelson

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

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Kristin Nelson

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

Denver, CO
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Chick Lit
  • Fantasy, Magical Realism
Literary Fiction
  • Romance, Contemporary
  • Romance, Fantasy
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction


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Author Comments
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05/20/2024 03:01 PM
Form rejection and now closed to unsolicited queries. Hope I didn't ruin it for everyone!

Science Fiction, 86,000 words.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
05/17/2024 11:11 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
05/15/2024 07:45 PM
Queried 05/15/2024

YA Fantasy 99k
05/14/2024 06:34 PM
QM query: 2/8/2024
Nudge on 3/27/2024 (more than double her expected/typical response time had passed, query timeline showed mine as skipped)
Response 3/28/2024: Assistant pulled from pile and put in "you need to read" folder, but Kristin had not had a chance to review.
Rejection: 4/8/2024

Thank you so much for thinking of me for your submission list, and I apologize for how long I took to get back to you. I had a chance to take a look at your query letter and sample pages for ____ and alas, I won't be requesting the full manuscript. This was well done and cute but not quite what I'm looking for at the moment. Don't give up as this business is so subjective and another agent might see it as the perfect fit and send you a request. I'm sorry I can't offer a referral.
Stay tough out there. Keep writing!
05/14/2024 08:09 AM
Thank you for taking the time to respond. Very quick, so I wasn't wondering a long time if there was a chance of acceptance.
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