Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forums, but I sent off my query letter to Larsen Pomada Literary Agency a couple of months ago, and they requested a full manuscript, which I also sent off, and then roughly 5-6 weeks later, I got the personalized email posted below. My question is: do you guys think this is a legitimate request to resend once I have made revisions? or do you think the agent is just being courteous?

Dear Jay

I have completed the review of your manuscript, and regret to inform you that we will not be able to represent it at this time.

I really loved your concept; however I found that I wasn't quite as emotionally invested in the story as I could have been. Showing more of Adrian's emotional state through his actions, rather than through the narration, may help to get the reader more involved.

This manuscript has a lot of potential! If you'd like to resubmit it after some additional editing and rewriting, please feel free.

Thank you for your submission.


Lynn Brown
Assistant Agent