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Ms. Eleanor Wood

Spectrum Literary Agency

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Eleanor Wood

Spectrum Literary Agency

320 Central Park West, Suite 1-D
New York, NY 10025
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Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
Postal Mail
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Science Fiction
Women's Fiction


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Known Clients (current & past)
Roger Macbride Allen
Steve Barnes
Carol Berg
Claudia Bishop
Leigh Brackett
Laurie Brown
Lois McMaster Bujold
Rachel Caine
L. Sprague de Camp
Toni McGee Causey
Jack L. Chalker
Chris Claremont
Hal Clement
Roxanne Conrad
Brenda Cooper
Beth Cornelison
Donn Cortez
David Dary
Charles R. Davis
Don H. Debrandt
KEITH R.A. Decandido
Doranna Durgin
David Eddings
P.N. Elrod
Lynn Flewelling
Michael F. Flynn
William Forstchen
Karen Fox
Diana Pharaoh Francis
Roberta Gellis
Ken Goddard
Christie Golden
Roland Green
Lyn Hamilton
Edmond Hamilton
Steven Harper
Jasmine Haynes
Robert A. Heinlein
James A. Hetley
James P. Hogan
Sarah A. Hoyt
Faith Hunter
Jack D. Hunter
Dean Ing
Velda Johnston
Donald Kingsbury
Eric Kotani
Steven Krane
Susan Krinard
Michele Lang
C.S. Laurel
Sidney Lens
Edward M. Lerner
Marjorie M. Liu
Jane Lockwood
Roxanne Longstreet
James Luceno
Rob Macgregor
David Mack
John Maddox Roberts
Ann Marston
William P. McGivern
Kirk Mitchell
Rosemary Clement Moore
Janet Mullany
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/10/2023 06:42 PM
Very proud of my one paper rejection they sent me!
02/01/2023 09:42 AM
kind of sketchy.
I called the agency just to ask if they were still actively looking for clients. The first time, I got the agency's voicemail. It sounded like a person (possibly an employee) reading from a script that gave the agency's name and phone number and addition info.
I decided to wait and call back again later hoping to speak to an actual person. When I called back, it immediately switched to an automated voice that said the voicemailbox of the dialed number has been disabled.
11/08/2022 11:18 AM
Received my rejection. A photocopied form letter addressed to Dear Author that wasn't even signed.
09/30/2022 01:50 PM
wow-mailed only queries?!
06/12/2022 01:27 AM
Most of the authors they rep are no longer with us.
06/08/2022 06:47 PM
Queried 5/13/22
Photocopied form rejection 6/08/22
Fantasy, 109k
05/29/2022 10:34 AM
In this, the two thousandth and twenty second year of our lord, Spectrum Literary only accepts query by snail mail.
04/12/2022 05:01 PM
The website currently reads “Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted.” (as of Sunday, April 10)
03/02/2022 06:15 PM
Postal query: 2/9/2022
Form rejection by SASE: 3/2/2022

Adult SF 105K

(Literally a form rejection, photocopy addressed to "Dear Author".)
02/16/2022 07:08 PM
Mailed Q: 2/8/22
73K Sci-fi
08/06/2021 01:55 AM
Snail Mail Query: 7/15
Email request full: 7/26
Emailed Full: 7/29

Adult Scifi
(One of my dream agents - I met her quite a few years back)
05/27/2021 07:21 PM
Submit on paper only. Hmmm.
05/07/2021 11:58 AM
Has anyone ever heard back from this agency? :D
04/17/2020 02:59 PM
Snail mail? Come on. Join the century.
07/03/2019 09:36 PM
Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted.
SNAIL mail only.
05/16/2019 06:17 AM
SQ 10/2/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 3/12/19 (No word via snail mail nudges)
Update: Belated SR 4/12/19 (Passed--not good fit)

WIndmo, you're supposed to send a query out and not a sample chapter.
10/13/2018 05:12 PM
SQ: 10/13/18 first 10 pages
09/02/2018 04:43 PM
SQ 2/28/18 (Requery Venom)
CNR 6/5/18 (No word from snail mail nudge.)
Update: ER 7/18/18 (Passed--didn't feel enthusiastic)

9/2/18: SQ 8/8/18 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
SR 8/31/18 (Passed--not enthusiastic)
06/19/2018 09:18 AM
SMQ: 11/20/2017 86k Hist Fic
SMR: 06/15/2018 form rejection letter

Maybe she like it some or maybe she forgot it.
04/10/2018 09:04 AM
11/13/2017 sent postal query with SASE
4/10/2018 CNR. No response after 5 months even with postage paid, though website says response time is 2-3 months. Maybe she's just swamped but I'm closing this one out.
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