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Mr. Paul Levine

Paul S. Levine Literary Agent

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Paul Levine

Paul S. Levine Literary Agent

1054 Superba Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
02/05/2023 06:46 PM
got the "not for me thanks anyway"
11/28/2022 05:18 PM
Met at a conference.
At his request, sent query letter: 5Aug22.
Psychological thriller, 76k words
Re-queried on 28Nov.
Another agent from SFWC August2022 who has not responded to requested materials. I'm disappointed in the event, and would *not* attend again, especially the pitch an agent segment.
10/01/2022 03:59 PM
Sent query and spoke on the phone. Very nice and knowledgable, however he wanted to charge attorney's fees to vet the manuscript for potential lawsuits (due to the content and being a non-celebrity memoir, publishers might be hesitant). I feel that as an agent, he should read and vet for free, and then if a publisher has concerns, talk about errors and omission insurance as an attorney. Agents do not charge for services, and I get that he can charge when wearing the attorney hat, but he should wear the agent hat first. I will keep looking.
09/24/2022 01:51 PM
3-day reply
Not for me-thanks anyway.
09/04/2022 10:17 PM
EQ: 9/4/2022
74k Adult Contemporary Romance
07/18/2022 02:19 PM
"not for me. thanks anyway". ~ that was the rejection I received. I'm sorry, but there could have been more to it and been far more polite. that was just in response to query letter, not even a sample of my writing.
07/17/2022 07:46 AM
EQ 5th July
'Not for me thanks anyway' rejection 17th July

Gothic fiction 73K
06/09/2022 08:56 AM
Rejected, brief email, two weeks. Commercial literary 92K words.
03/29/2022 11:17 AM
"Not for me... " Legal Thriller
02/04/2022 03:18 PM
Email Query sent 2/4/2022
83K Memoir
Have read the comments and fully expecting to join the "not for me" club, but taking a flyer on him since also located in California.
10/18/2021 06:43 AM
“Not for me - Thanks anyway”
08/28/2021 10:01 AM
“Not for me—thanks anyway.”

Same line he used on others BUT at least he replied back, right?
07/19/2021 07:19 AM
EQ: 7/14/21
ER: 7/18/21
mystery 80k
07/19/2021 12:19 AM
EQ: 07/16/2021
ER: 07/18/2021

“Not for me—thanks anyway.”
07/18/2021 11:48 PM
EQ 7/09/21
ER 7/18/21
04/28/2021 01:22 PM
Beloved Son, upmarket commercial thriller (155,000 words)
Emailed 4.28.21 on a lark. Held little hope given comments below.
Got a call within ten minutes. "You've got something here, but you've also got 155K words! Trim or cut in two then get back with me." Very blunt, but he's the first agent I've actually spoken to, so pretty excited. Emailed him back with a proposal to cut the novel into two parts, end part 1 with a cliffhanger, are you interested? He said yes, email him with a polished draft and outlines for the other 3 books when I'm ready.
All this to say, don't give up! I'm not there yet, and maybe this won't work out, but I easily could've talked myself out of querying him. Instead, I have new hope and a direction. Give him a shot!
01/20/2021 06:05 AM
EQ 1/13/21
ER 1/20/21

YA Queer Psychological Thriller 88k
12/03/2020 12:24 PM
EQ: 12/3/2020
68K Memoir
11/28/2020 04:48 PM
adult female-driven comm fantasy-mag realism, 88k 11/28/20-form wouldn't load, use email
11/27/2020 06:29 PM
"Not for me, thanks anyway"
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