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Ms. Kathleen Ortiz

KO Media Management

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Kathleen Ortiz

KO Media Management

New York, NY
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Closed to Unsolicited Queries
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Young Adult


Pop Culture
Women's Issues
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Known Clients (current & past)
Virginia Boecker
Liz Climo
Sarah Fine
Dawn Rae Miller
Jaime Reed
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Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
05/24/2022 06:53 AM
Profile Update: Started a new agency. Formerly with New Leaf Literary. Thanks wirdschonklappen
05/18/2022 10:35 AM
Publisher's Daily newsletter:

Kathleen Ortiz, formerly at New Leaf Literary & Media, has launched KO Media Management, a literary and media representation agency, and can be reached at info@komediamanagement.com.

The website: https://komediamanagement.com/submissions/

"We are currently closed to submissions, except by referral or via conference meetings. Please check back in Fall 2022 for more information on how to query."
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/15/2022 05:05 PM
Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
10/20/2021 07:55 PM
CNR @ 53 days.
07/18/2021 04:14 PM
EQ 7/18/21 YA Magical Realism 95K
07/18/2021 04:14 PM
EQ 7/18/21 YA Magical Realism 95K
12/03/2019 12:51 PM
EQ: 12/03/2019. Memoir.
07/30/2019 03:15 PM
EQ: 06/24/19
CNR: 7/30/19

Confirmation email states that if you do not receive a response within one month, it will be a pass from them. It's been 5 weeks for me, so I'm closing this one out.

YA Suspense 86k
07/29/2019 02:56 PM
7/29/19 - EQ re: TANCM - edgy YA - 75K
07/16/2019 10:50 AM
EQ 7/16/19
YA spec fic 78k
01/03/2019 09:54 AM
EQ: 11/6/18
CNR: 1/3/19
Patrick (Admin)
09/06/2018 11:44 AM
Thanks tharvey
09/06/2018 11:17 AM
Blog link is broken
09/24/2017 12:16 AM
EQ: 6/8
CNR: 9/24
07/08/2017 05:52 PM
EQ: 4/19/17
CNR: 7/8/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
08/26/2016 08:44 PM
EQ: 6/30
05/30/2016 09:16 PM
EQ: May 12th, 2016
ER: May 30th, 2016

After I queried, I got an auto-reply from New Leaf Literary saying that if I don't hear back in a month, I should assume that they've passed. But today I got a form rejection from Pete Knapp (another agent at New Leaf) with a note that Kathleen Ortiz is currently on maternity leave, so he's replying to her queries. The agency's website says not to query more than one agent from New Leaf. Even in these circumstances, does this mean that I can't re-query Kathleen Ortiz in six months? I'm a bit confused about what to do here. Opinions would be appreciated. Thanks!
02/04/2016 09:24 PM
EQ: 1/9
CNR: 2/3
I know it says two weeks but I was holding out just in case. almost a month though, so I'm closing this one out. bummed.
11/10/2015 03:39 AM
EQ: 10/26/15
CNR: 11/09/15 (As stated in their auto-responder if you do not hear back within 2-weeks time it is a no.)

Received automated e-mail response immediately:

Thank you for querying.

Your query has been received and will be reviewed by our team. If you don't hear from us within two weeks, it means that we will be passing on your work.

Please don't take a pass as a comment on you or your writing ability; it isn't intended to be one.

We wish you the best of luck with your submissions.

The New Leaf Literary Team

*Please do not respond as this is an automated response.
06/13/2015 08:33 PM
EQ: 6/13/2015

YA Sci-Fi, 80K
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Last Update:
05/24/2022 - Started a new agency. Formerly with New Leaf Literary.
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