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Ms. Charlotte Sheedy

Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency

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Charlotte Sheedy

Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency

P.O. Box 19
Hudson, NY 12534
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult


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Patrick (Admin)
07/15/2019 02:00 PM
Profile Update: New postal address.
06/07/2019 09:38 AM
6/7/19 EQ: Kelsey
YA 71k Urban fantasy
09/29/2016 07:59 AM
9/28/16: EQ to Joan Rosen
9/28/16: ER, stating she predominantly works with the agency’s existing clients, taking care of their subsidiary rights
04/21/2015 12:42 AM
EQ to Joan Rosen: 4/20
10/18/2013 06:27 PM
EQ 10/14
Passed query on to Mackenzie Brady; request for full MS 10/18

MG SF Adventure
01/22/2013 02:56 PM
12/16/12 - EQ re: GATSBY DELANEY - MG
12/17/12 - email stating receipt of my query
1/22/13 - Many thanks for querying Charlotte with GATSBY DELANY. We both agree that you have a fascinating premise for a novel here, and Charlotte so wished she could take it on, which is why we held on to it for so long, but I’m sorry to say that she is too overwhelmed with current projects. She does appreciate your thinking of her though, and wishes you the best of luck in finding a good home for your work.
04/13/2012 08:38 AM
Sent EQ 4/11/12
received offer two week exclusive same day. Confirmed no joke. Request MS.
MS sent 4/12/12
Confirmation of receipt came 4/13/12. Indicated might not hear back again until two weeks.
ER 4/12/12
Got a very personal and encouraging rejection from Mackenzie. It clearly showed they actually read the manuscript. The rejection commented on strong point and elements that either needed work or just didn't work.

If it's not part of a standard closing paragraph, the statement "You deserve an agent who is as enthused by this story in its current form as you are, and we believe you’ll find the right one." was most encouraging in that it gives me pause to consider whether to apply their criticism to the manuscript's eventual benefit.

In the end, even though it was a rejection I see it in a positive light (and, hey, I did get to dream for week or so!) and give Charlotte and Mackenzie a big thumbs' up!
07/08/2011 08:34 PM
Thanks, observer9
03/16/2011 09:58 AM
meredith is definitely open to queries
03/16/2011 09:06 AM
I just queried her and this was the response. "many thanks for including us. I'm sorry to say, I'm nott aking on any clients at all these days. Charlotte."
03/15/2011 07:38 PM
Her email is charlotte@sheedylit.com.
03/15/2011 07:02 PM
What is Charlotte's current email address?
03/11/2011 06:57 PM
she's got a good reputation, and i'm sure she's got the contacts for it....good luck with your full!
03/11/2011 05:45 PM
Sent Charlotte a query today at old email address, she was interested in seeing more but told me to send stuff at the new email. I wonder if she's starting her own client list? She asked for a full.

YA paranormal
03/11/2011 12:52 PM
dlpoet ~ Let's hope so!
03/11/2011 12:48 PM

right you are! What an odd situation...maybe it just creates more opportunities since she's technically starting her own agency w/o sll's support?
03/11/2011 12:02 PM

Checked the comments section for Meredith's QueryTracker listing and on FEB 15 someone posted an email they received from Ms. Kaffel stating her new email address as: meredith@sheedylit.com. I rechecked the SLL website and Sheedy and Kaffel are both excluded from their list.

I emailed my query to Ms. Sheedy, but giving the transition I'm going to sit tight and see if I hear anything in the next month or so.
03/11/2011 10:54 AM

meredith was still apparently taking submissions through her sll email. Someone got a request pretty recently...its possible that maybe she decided to stay with SLL vs going with ms. sheedy? Not sure...
03/11/2011 10:16 AM
I just checked the Sterling Lord agents page: http://www.sll.com/agents.html and they removed MS. Sheedy's link from the list. Based on the comments on Meredith' Kaffel's page is it safe to say she is totally independent now?

I quered her on FEB 7 via the SLL email address and haven't heard back yet...
02/08/2011 11:16 AM
Almost instant response informing me that she is not taking on new clients these days. It was worth a shot :-)
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