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    Liza Royce Agency (Liza Fleissig)

    Skimming over today's Publisher's Marketplace list of deals, I saw an agent selling Young Adult who I'd never heard of before. The agent is Liza Fleissig and the agency she's with is the Liza Royce Agency.

    I attempted to look her up online, but apparently the internet hasn't heard of her either. There's no listing on AgentQuery or QueryTracker, no page on Publisher's Marketplace, and though there is a website, it's a placeholder with the promise of coming soon (which you can see here).

    However, Ms. Fleissig has made a number of sales since Nov. 2011 to such places as Harlequin Teen, Forge, and Margaret K. McElderry, as well as publishers like Sky Horse (who don't require an agent to submit).

    So, in sum, I started this thread because there wasn't one already, and because she seems to represent (in part) the kind of Young Adult fiction that I write. Anyone know anything else about her? Anyone submitted to her?
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    FWIW, her bio at NJ SCBWI:

    Liza Fleissig, with her partner Ginger Harris-Dontzin, opened the Liza Royce Agency (LRA) in early 2011. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business with a BS in Finance, and the Benjamin N. Cadozo School of Law with a JD, Liza brings 20 years of litigation and negotiating experience to the field.

    On the children's side of publishing, being a mother to a preschooler girl and a pre-teen boy, she is interested in everything from picture books to middle grade and young adult.

    LRA has a lag adult based clientele from both established authors to writers in the earlier stages of their development. Although they lean towards suspense/thriller, commercial woman's fiction and comedy, they are open to anything that speaks to them, in the past to include historical fiction, true crime and memoirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedrellum View Post
    Skimming over today's Publisher's Marketplace list of deals, I say an agent selling Young Adult who I'd never heard of before. The agent is Liza Fleissig and the agency she's with is the Liza Royce Agency.

    I attempted to look her up online, but apparently the internet hasn't heard of her either. There's no listing on AgentQuery or QueryTracker, no page on Publisher's Marketplace, and though there is a website, it's a placeholder with the promise of coming soon (which you can see here).

    However, Ms. Fleissig has made a number of sales since Nov. 2011 to such places as Harlequin Teen, Forge, and Margaret K. McElderry, as well as publishers like Sky Horse (who don't require an agent to submit).

    So, in sum, I started this thread because there wasn't one already, and because she seems to represent (in part) the kind of Young Adult fiction that I write. Anyone know anything else about her? Anyone submitted to her?
    Queried her yesterday, just got a request for a full today on a mystery/thriller.

    And now the heavy drinking while nervously awaiting word begins.......

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    She just requested a full from me. Fingers crossed.

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    WOW!! Ms. Fleissig is FAST...and when I say "FAST", I'm talking...requesting a full w/in 1 minute...fast!

    However, did she request a 6-week exclusive from the rest of you?



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    Quote Originally Posted by VonAngel View Post
    WOW!! Ms. Fleissig is FAST...and when I say "FAST", I'm talking...requesting a full w/in 1 minute...fast!

    However, did she request a 6-week exclusive from the rest of you?
    Five weeks for me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPRichard View Post
    Five weeks for me.....
    Oh ok. Looks like she has quite a few submissions to get through.



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    I queried Liza on Fri and got a full request today!

    I wish I could find out more info on her. You're right, there isn't much.

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    Okay, I also just queried her. I'll update if she should write back.
    Also, here's a link I just found of a writer who signed with Liza. It's her 'How I found my agent' story.
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    I received a request for the full the day after a query. She asked for six weeks exclusive, but I already had the full with another agency. However, Liza agreed it was fine, and she'd take the six week period on a "share," as long as I kept her updated about the other agent's interest.

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    Hey...all you people querying this agency. What email address are you using? There's nothing available anywhere. I'd like to query her as well. Thanks!

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    I just received a request for FULL from Liza as well. It's an exclusive, but she said that my novel sounded very interesting, and she looked forward to reading it. Off to work on my next play while I wait. Good luck to all the rest of you!

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    She seems to be requesting a lot of work. So far pretty much everyone in this thread has gotten a full request.

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    I got a full request too. I haven't sent it yet.
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    I haven't heard back from her yet, so don't add me to the full request just yet.
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    sent. I hope she likes it.
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    I've also received a full request. Good luck everyone!

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    She said she'd had a lot of strong queries this week. *fingers crossed*
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    I did get a full request. I have my full out with another agent...fingers crossed it's not a problem.
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    Liza is now listed on Query Tracker: http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=5117



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    Quote Originally Posted by KimberlyGG View Post
    I did get a full request. I have my full out with another agent...fingers crossed it's not a problem.
    It shouldn't be a problem. I also have a full out with another agent, but Liza was agreeable to taking mine, as long as I kept her apprised of the situation with the other agency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddie View Post
    It shouldn't be a problem. I also have a full out with another agent, but Liza was agreeable to taking mine, as long as I kept her apprised of the situation with the other agency.
    Same here It's going to be a long few months lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by VonAngel View Post
    Liza is now listed on Query Tracker: http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=5117
    Awesome -- this just improved my stats.
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    Query: Mar 29
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    With a 7-8 week exclusive given current turnaround times.
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    Liza just requested my full, but she also wants to know who already has it and as of when. Is this normal? I have a lot of agents with the MS...
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