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Ms. Tracey Adams

Adams Literary

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Tracey Adams

Adams Literary

7845 Colony Road, C4 #215
Charlotte, NC 28226
AALA Member:
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Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
Online Form [Go To Form]
Closed to Unsolicited Queries
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
Picture Book
  • Picture Book, Author/Illustrator
Young Adult


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Known Clients (current & past)
Anne Blankman
Kelly Creagh
Ryan Graudin
Kimberly Griffiths
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Amie Kaufman
Cynthia Lord
Candice Ransom
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
10/04/2020 07:47 AM
Currently closed to submissions
08/10/2019 11:37 AM
EQ: 4/30/19, Conference Attendance Exception
Nudge with revised MS attached. 8/10/19
09/21/2018 01:37 PM
EQ: 6/30/2018 (Writing conference exception to "closed for submissions") YA Fantasy 84K
CNR: 9/21/2018 Normally I would wait longer, but since she is closed to queries and only gets a few from conferences, I'm assuming it's a no.

(As per conference instructions, sent via email instead of normal online form. Included short synopsis and full manuscript. Website instructions say "DOC or PDF" for manuscript, so I saved as a MS Word .doc file, not the normal .docx file.)
07/08/2018 11:56 AM
EQ: 6/11/18 Submitted because I attended conference. YA fantasy 96K
05/11/2018 10:10 PM
EQ: 5/5/18 (conference attendee) :) with full MS attached as per instructions given at conference

Sidenote: Tracey was wonderful to listen to at the conference. Not only does she seem knowledgeable, she was very nice. Her clients are lucky. :)
05/07/2018 12:02 PM
EQ 5/7 Only queried because she mentioned she would accept queries from conference attendees at Storymakers this past weekend (And I was there, obviously)
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
08/14/2017 09:25 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. (Thanks PoeticLotion)
08/10/2017 01:18 PM
Temporarily closed to submissions.
06/09/2017 09:37 AM
Do they send a confirmation to your email after submitting through the form? I got a “Thank you” response afterwards on the website, but it’s always nice to have that extra confirmation via email that they did receive it. Thanks!
02/23/2017 03:42 PM
12/21/16: Submitted query and full manuscript via online submission form
2/23/17: ER from Lori Oberweger, with a long vague list of common reasons why she might have passed (not very helpful).
02/23/2017 01:52 PM
Online Submission (with full manuscript) 2/23/17

Kicking myself because I forgot to include the synopsis!

YA Contemporary with paranormal elements 86K
02/23/2017 01:07 PM
FQ - 12/6
ER - 2/3 - I queried Tracy but got a response from Lorin. At first glance seemed like concise feedback with several points regarding the manuscript. But upon further review I realized that it might just be a more thorough form rejection. She used very broad terms and vague reasons for passing, and didn't mention my name or any of the characters. Wait, as I write this, I see that she begins with "I can, however, offer the most common issues I’m seeing in submissions", which cements the fact that it was a form. I really appreciate her taking the time to respond, but offering the most common issues she's seeing other people's work doesn't really help despite her good intentions. It only confuses you more because you have zero idea which one of these things she listed applies to your manuscript specifically. I would have appreciated it more if she'd just say it wasn't right for her. All and all though, I appreciate that she responded. Many agents nowadays just leave you hanging.

02/09/2017 03:10 PM
EQ via form: 2/6 47k MG mystery
01/02/2017 01:34 PM
Their form states that for picture books they are only interested in author-illustrators at this time.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/06/2016 02:16 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. (Thanks GingerGrouse)
12/06/2016 07:58 AM
Adams Literary is now open for queries.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
09/07/2015 09:59 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. (Thanks rewrighter)
09/04/2015 09:07 PM
closed to queries according to website
09/01/2015 04:13 PM
EQ 7/21 - YA Fantasy 106k
CNR 9/1
08/07/2015 10:08 AM
I submitted my full via form in June, but never received a receipt. Should I be worried it was never received? I mean, I know they only respond if interested and my chances are slim to none, but I'd at least like to know if they had the chance to consider my ms....
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