Lynnette Novak


Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. I'm actively building my list. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)

The Seymour Agency

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 22 Oct 2018

Hey, peeps. If I don't respond to your query letter after three weeks, it's a pass for that project. PLEASE DON'T TELL ME I MADE A MISTAKE OR TRY TO CONVINCE ME TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK. Be professional. Thanks! #querytip

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 22 Mar 2018

If you're #amquerying, please test your email by sending it to yourself to see how small the font is once sent, because...owies on the eyes. #querytip #amwriting

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 19 Mar 2018

Rejections feel personal, but they aren't. Not in this industry. Maybe when dating...
Agents CAN'T rep EVERYTHING. Just like you can't buy every book at the store. We ALL have to be selective. Keep writing. Keep querying. Don't give up. #querytip #pubtip #amquerying #writerslife

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 16 Mar 2018

FYI, I don't represent middle grade fiction. If you query me with a MG project, it's a pass. If you want to know what I'm acquiring, please look at my pinned tweet or check our website: #amquerying #querytip #amwriting

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 9 Feb 2018

FYI, if you send me your query as an attachment, I won't open it. #AutomaticPass #amquerying #querytip

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · 4 Jan 2018

I know you're excited when #amquerying, but most agents won't open attachments, including query, sample pages, & the MS, unless we requested the material. I want to see the blurb (like the back cover of a book), a short bio, & 1st 5 pages in body of email. #querytip #pubtip