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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
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
09/27/2023 01:40 PM
Query to Kristin Nelson: September 6
Full request from Joanna MacKenzie: September 19 (submitted same day)

99k Paranormal Rom-Com
09/25/2023 03:28 PM
Query: sept 10
Form rejection: sept 25

88k YA South Asian Fantasy
09/24/2023 11:14 AM
Queried 8/1/23
Seemingly personalized rejection 9/24/23

Historical mystery 92k

"Thank you so much for thinking of me for your submission list. I had a chance to take a look at your query letter and sample pages for TITLE and alas, I won't be requesting the full manuscript. This was quite well done but for me, leaned more historical romance rather than upmarket historical mystery. 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!

Kristin Nelson"

I'm a little confused why she thought it leaned more romance based on the pages I sent her, but just knowing she thought it was well done encourages me, so I appreciate that.

09/19/2023 07:45 AM
Query sent: 02 Sept 2023
Rejected: 17 Sept 2023

Crime fiction, 100K
09/18/2023 07:21 PM
QM: 9/01/2023
Form Rejection: 9/17/2023 (16 days)

86k YA Urban Fantasy/Horror
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08/15/2023 - Genres updated.
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