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Ms. Meg Thompson

Thompson Literary Agency

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Meg Thompson

Thompson Literary Agency

48 Great Jones Street #5F
New York, NY 10012
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Cultural/Social Issues
Current Affairs/Politics
How To
Humor/Gift Book
Pop Culture
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Tim Kreider
Banning Lyon
Author Comments
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03/20/2023 07:03 PM
4/18/22 - Query - Memoir
7/7/22 - Full Request
8/16/22 - Offer of Representation

Ms. Thompson and her agency were one of my top choices when I began searching for an agent. I knew it was unlikely that I'd ever hear back from her since the vast majority of her clients are referrals, but I queried her anyway. More than eighty days passed before she responded and asked for my full manuscript. Two weeks later, she opened a dialogue through QueryManager and asked if I'd be willing to work with an editor. Publishing can be a cruel, painful industry for debut writers, but if you love and believe in your work, don't give up.

07/02/2022 02:59 PM
Only took a few days for the rejection.
04/21/2022 06:02 PM
Electronic Form Query sent 3/28/22

Memoir 89K words

Form letter rejection 4/21/22
11/20/2021 03:46 PM
Query sent via Query Manager 11/03/21
82K memoir
ER 11/18/21
09/20/2021 02:35 AM
CNR 108 days
no response to nudge
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
07/27/2021 07:04 PM
Profile Update: Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.
05/06/2021 04:41 PM
EQ: 5/5/21. Memoir
12/03/2019 08:27 AM
EQ: 12/03/2019. Memoir.
05/24/2018 01:25 PM
SQL: May 5th
RL: May 24th


Dear Mr. (My Last Name)

Thank you so much for your interest in Thompson Literary Agency. While we appreciate the opportunity to review your work, we didn't find this project to be a good match for our list at this time.

We wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.

TLA Submissions

NOTE: I am not a Mister. I am a Mrs. and so I find it hard to believe that they even read it, but thank you for your time TLA.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/14/2015 11:44 AM
Profile Update: She has started her own agency. Formerly of Einstein Thompson Agency. (Thanks JCHFLA)
12/04/2014 07:42 AM
Publishers Lunch this week reports they are splitting the agency. "The Thompson Literary Agency and Einstein Literary Management will each open for business in January 2015, with both agencies continuing to work with Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary for foreign rights."
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
09/05/2013 10:23 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
02/26/2013 07:59 PM
I submitted a query in December. Yesterday I got an email asking for my full manuscript. I sent it last night, and had a rejection by 2:30 today. Both the request and the rejection were "dear author" form letters. I'm wondering now if the request was a glitch in the system and they never meant to request my manuscript in the first place. This happen to anyone else?
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/04/2013 10:04 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
02/16/2012 01:12 PM
Meg Thompson is participating in Query Roulette, an event organized by the Women's National Book Association - NYC. Ten minutes with a literary agent who will review your query letter. February 28, NYC. Register online here. http://tinyurl.com/7saf5bg
Patrick (Admin)
10/24/2011 02:52 PM
The LJK Agency has become the Einstein Thompson Agency.
Patrick (Admin)
08/12/2011 10:07 AM
Thanks tarzan. Now if they would only share their new contact info. But that might come in October after their move.
08/03/2011 07:37 AM
Patrick: From Publisher's Lunch--The successors to Larry Kirshbaum's former agency LJK Literary Management have formally launched their new entity, Einstein Thompson Agency. Susanna Einstein and Meg Thompson are co-directors of the new agency. They will take over representation of Kirshbaum's clients, including Elizabeth Flock, Dorothea Benton Frank, Anita Hill, Steven James, James Kimmel, Kimberly Pauley, Austin Ratner, James Redfield, Jeremy Rifkin, Larkin Warren, and the estate of Donald E. Westlake.

Sandy Hodgman has been promoted to director of foreign rights under the new banner, and Molly Reese has been promoted to associate agent. She will continue to assist Einstein and Thompson, oversee audio rights, work with the Westlake estate, and help find new clients. The agency will relocate from the LJK offices to new space October 1.

Patrick (Admin)
04/21/2011 08:49 PM
Closed to queries.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/07/2010 09:44 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries again.
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Last Update:
07/27/2021 - Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.
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