Ms. Joanna MacKenzie

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

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Joanna MacKenzie

Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

Chicago, IL
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Chick Lit
Family Saga
Literary Fiction
  • Romance, Category
  • Romance, Contemporary
  • Romance, Thriller/Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Mystery


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Known Clients (current & past)
Kate Baer
Shana Gallen
John Galligan
Alison Hammer
Robin Huber
Sierra Kincade
Jonathan Messinger
Meghan Scott Molin
Kristen Simmons
Kathleen West
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Patrick (Admin)
05/20/2024 12:25 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
05/13/2024 12:50 PM
She passed after 15 days, but her note was so kind!

"Thank you so much for thinking of me for your project! I thought your query and sample were well-written with a strong concept but not quite what I'm looking for at the moment. Because I'm careful to keep my client list manageable, I'm being really selective about what I request. However, I think another agent is going to be intrigued enough to ask for the manuscript and I'm sorry I can't offer a referral."

05/10/2024 11:41 AM
QF: 4/23
FR: 5/9

Upmarket fiction 81,000 words
05/05/2024 05:26 PM
Absolutely the best rejection on full ms ever! I was disappointed, of course, but her personalized note made it clear she read it and took the sting out of it.
04/26/2024 05:33 PM
4/22: QM (112k historical fantasy)
4/26: very kind pass

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05/20/2024 - Closed to queries.
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