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Ms. Elisa Houot

The Seymour Agency

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Elisa Houot

The Seymour Agency

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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Mystery, Cozy
New Adult
Picture Book
  • Romance, Contemporary
  • Romance, Thriller/Suspense
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult, Romance


True Adventure/Crime
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Known Clients (current & past)
Sarah Bailey
Ashlee Hashman
Dea Lenihan
Isabelle Martinsen
Betty Piccioli
Rozana Rajkumari
Allison Rozo
Marcy Salenieks
R.G. Spaulding
Megan Woodward
Heidi Yates
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/29/2023 06:49 AM
Query form rejected within 10 minutes. 'every query is given extensive consideration...' but it just doesn't feel that way. Bit disappointed because I felt we could have been a good match.
03/14/2023 06:32 AM
Form rejection, three day turnaround :), 95k fantasy
02/25/2023 08:26 AM
Query Form: 2/25/23
Form Rejection: 2/24/23

Contemporary Romance 94k words
02/20/2023 08:56 PM
FQ: 2/15/23
FR: 2/16/23

YA Fantasy 90k
02/12/2023 05:57 AM
form query submitted on the 11th of feb.
form rejection on the 12th of feb.
25k MG magical realism
02/09/2023 12:46 PM
form rejection in five minutes... new record!
02/03/2023 04:34 PM
1/20/23 - Online form re: The Long and the Short of It - Romance 66K. Received auto-response of receipt.
2/3/23 - form rejection
02/03/2023 03:30 PM
FQ: 1/27/23
FR: 2/3/23

I think I was in a maybe pile for a bit so this one hurts!

99k lgbtq+ adult romcom
01/27/2023 04:00 PM
01/19/23 - Submitted query and sample
01/27/23 - Form rejection
109k queer YA romance
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/18/2023 05:41 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
12/05/2022 04:31 PM
PB query sent: 9/2/22.
Asked to see more work: 9/6/22
Rejection on 12/5/22
12/05/2022 03:58 PM
Partial request (first five chapters) within a day. Second time submitting a partial to her. Was contemporary YA before, a YA Thriller this time -- I'm hoping she'll want to see a full!

rejected after over 70 days. Last time I queried her, she requested a partial and gave me a personalized response saying she liked my voice and welcoming me to query again. This time, a form rejection with no personalization. Makes me feel like I’m just going backwards.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/19/2022 06:02 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
11/07/2022 04:35 AM
Queried 7th November
Pass 7th November
4 hours later
10/26/2022 03:58 PM
FQ : 25th October
FR : 26th October
Middle Grade Mystery - 46k
Appreciated the speed, waiting for other agents at this agency to open up for queries to resend to another agent
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/24/2022 11:54 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
10/21/2022 09:14 AM
FQ: 10/20
100K YA Contemporary
Very kind form rejection 10/21!
10/18/2022 01:56 AM
#APIpit like on 5th May 2022
Form query: 6th May 2022
(Polite + formal) Form rejection: 17th Oct 2022 (164 days later)
90K adult contemporary romance
10/05/2022 12:02 PM
Form Query: 10/4/22
Form Rejection: 10/5/22

YA Contemporary Fantasy
10/05/2022 09:46 AM
FQ: 10/03
FR: 10/04
YA fantasy 50k
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Last Update:
01/18/2023 - Open to queries. Genres updated.
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