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    Congrats! I queried the agency about a YA novel a few days ago, so we'll see. I'll keep my fingers crossed...and keep writing.

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    Congrats, Wendy! What was the genre of MS you queried with?
    Natalie certainly seems like an enthusiastic agent. Queried 31/03 and whilst I don't expect to get a replied for a while yet, I'm still biting my nails.

    ETA: Wendy, I didn't realise it before, but I'd come to your blog before you posted; I'm reading Spirits of Saint Louis at the moment - I was in an anthology with two of your fellow writers, Schevus and Dacia, which is how I came to hear about Spirits.
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    Thanks, all. I'm really excited to be working with her!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cel_Fleur View Post
    Congrats, Wendy! What was the genre of MS you queried with?
    Adult Sci-Fi (light sci-fi w/ mainstream/commercial appeal)


    Quote Originally Posted by Cel_Fleur View Post
    ETA: Wendy, I didn't realise it before, but I'd come to your blog before you posted; I'm reading Spirits of Saint Louis at the moment - I was in an anthology with two of your fellow writers, Schevus and Dacia, which is how I came to hear about Spirits.
    Awesome! It's a small writing world sometimes! I'll have to go grab my copy of Spirits to see which stories were theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WendyN View Post
    Adult Sci-Fi (light sci-fi w/ mainstream/commercial appeal)
    Ooh, I'll have to keep an eye on your progress.

    I thought sci-fi was commercial anyway? Or am I just being silly there? I find classification one of most difficult parts of querying.
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    Ah, got my form r from the agency today from a 31/3 query to Ms. Lakosil. Less than the 4 weeks they suggest, so that's good, even if it is an r. Shame, what I've read of the ladies has been all good. I was have liked to have them as my agency, even if they did start near the bottom of my to-query list.

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    Anyone have any recent experience with this agency and Laura Bradford or Natalie Lakosil in particular?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSnapdragonx View Post
    Anyone have any recent experience with this agency and Laura Bradford or Natalie Lakosil in particular?
    Laura has been my agent for the past 3 years. Do you have a specific question?

    Lydia Sharp
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    I do! A few of them, in fact. I sent you a PM.

    But I have one more for here (at least, I hope this is the right place to post it). I have a book from an author the agent represents that I want to mention in my query letter. However, it is a very early book. How do I find out if this agent was the one who represented that novel at that time?

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    Okay, four weeks has passed (though just by about a week) and I still haven't heard anything in reply to my query. Is this an agency where if you don't hear anything you've gotten your answer or should I nudge with an email?

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    I queried in May and got a response 40 days (5.5 weeks) later. Yes, they say their approximate response time is 2-4 weeks, and Query Tracker supports this, but I wouldn't nudge unless it had been significantly beyond that. Like, 3 months. Things happen, they may be behind for whatever reason. As far as I know, they always respond.

    Quote Originally Posted by XSnapdragonx View Post
    Okay, four weeks has passed (though just by about a week) and I still haven't heard anything in reply to my query. Is this an agency where if you don't hear anything you've gotten your answer or should I nudge with an email?

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    XSnapdragonx, take a peek at Twitter. Sometimes you can get an idea as to where they are with their queries. Like LJD, when I queried LB last year it took 43 days for a response although her response time said 2-4 weeks.
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    Everything I had read about this agency so far had said they replied pretty fast, so I wasn't sure. I'll give it some more time (and head over to check out their Twitter account). Thanks for the help!
    Last edited by XSnapdragonx; 10-27-2016 at 12:03 AM.

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    Any recent experiences with Monica Odom?

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    Per Publisher Lunch, Monica Odom has left the agency.

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    update
    agents currently at this agency:
    Laura Bradford (closed to queries until spring 2018)
    Natalie Lakosil
    Sarah LaPolla
    Kari Sutherland
    Jennifer Chen Tran

    Lydia Sharp
    author represented by Laura Bradford
    editor with Entangled Publishing
    frequently on Twitter


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