I received a request for a full the day after equery sent (6/16). She also sent a nice "got it" reply, which is so nice. Then, two days after I sent the full she sent a (WONDERFUL) note to tell me she was halfway through and enjoying the mss. and hopes to get back to me within a week. (WOW!) I will be cloud-dancing all weekend. What a class act!
Unexpected response to full from Lindstrom Literary Group
I queried Lindstrom Literary Management in early March regarding my novel, Painted Horses. Two weeks later I got a request for the full. Two days ago (June 8) I received an apologetic reply from Kristin Lindstrom stating that for the past two months she's wrestled with getting out of the agenting biz altogether, due to the increasing difficulty of placing new authors with major publishers. She is instead launching a consulting business to shepherd novels into electronic self-publishing. Kind as her reply was, I wonder how much of a barometer it is when even the agents are giving up!
My full is still out with two others, and I got an encouraging response rate from my first round of querying, so it's all good--just an odd thing to hear as opposed to yay or nay. I'm trying to find an agent with a sharp eye for western regional writing. I'd appreciate any suggestions!
Just visited the website and saw this notice: Lindstrom Literary Management Is Now Flying Pig Media
Over the years, Lindstrom Literary Management has had the pleasure to help many fine writers get published. We also represented equally fine authors whose work we thought was good enough to publish but which we couldn't place. Today, technology has put professional quality print and ebooks within reach for authors committed to publishing their work. It is now possible to publish independently whether an author's goal is to reach a small circle of friends or a much wider audience.
So we are changing with the times, from a literary agency to publishing consultants under a new company, Flying Pig Media. At Flying Pig, we help authors at every stage of the independent publishing process, from concept development and craft/content editing to marketing the final product. Our new website is currently under construction, so you can find more detailed information here: http://www.lindstromliterary.com/About.html
So looks like not only Kristin but the entire agency is getting out of agenting.