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Agent Spotlight: Nicole Resciniti

This week's Agent Spotlight features Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency.
Status: Open to submissions.
0.24_0_0_0_250_251_csupload_25633069About: "Nicole has been listed by Publisher's Marketplace as a top dealmaker in the country, and named ACFW's 2012 Agent of the Year.
"She loves discovering new talent and helping established authors to take their career to the next level.
"Do you have the next project to feed her book addiction? A smart, tight read she won’t be able to put down? A signature voice she’ll fight to represent?
"HEA’s are a must for romance. Mainstream suspense, thrillers, mysteries, YA and inspirational novels are welcome. A consummate science geek and card-carrying Mensa member, Nicole would love to find the next great science fiction/fantasy novel or action/adventure masterpiece.
"Currently on her wish list: high concept middle grade, any kind of romance, and really fresh voices in YA.
"Nicole is a member of AAR, ACFW, RWA, and Mensa. She holds degrees in biology, psychology, and behavioral neuroscience. Like Mary Sue, Nicole taught in the public school system and has worn many hats before heeding her calling to become a literary agent--for which she will forever be indebted to Mary Sue Seymour.
"I have the best job in the world. I read for a living and make author's dreams come true." (Link)
About the Agency:
“The Seymour Agency strives to offer aspiring and established authors the representation and resources they need to succeed in the ever-evolving publishing industry.
"We firmly believe in exploring every opportunity for our authors. From foreign and audio rights to film, television, and other multimedia and digital prospects such as gaming and apps, we strive to provide hands-on emotional, professional, promotional, and editorial counsel to each one of our authors. (Link)
Web Presence:
Seymour Agency website.
Seymour Agency Facebook.
#mswl on Twitter.
What She's Looking For:
Action/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Cozies and Amateur Sleuth, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and YA/Children's/MG and all Romance, Women's Fiction, Inspirational and Cookbooks (Link)
From an Interview (02/2012):
"I am actively looking for more YA/MG and more romance. I would LOVE to find more UF/sci-fi/fantasy—with a fresh premise. I can’t say there is anything that I don’t want to see because if the voice is really great, I’ll consider it." (Link)
What She Isn't Looking For:
Poetry, erotica, or any genres not listed above
Editorial Agent?
“I may work with a client on a manuscript several times before it’s ready for submission. Editing is a big part of the job.” (Link)
There are lists of  clients on the agency website.
Ms. Resciniti’s clients include: Macy Beckett, Amanda Carlson, Marisa Cleveland, Carey Corp, Jen J. Danna, Amanda Flower, Jeff Gunning, Melissa Landers, Lorie Langdon, Lea Nolan, Cecy Robson, Kaitlyn Schulz, Julie Ann Walker, among others.
Query Methods:
E-mail: Yes (only).
Snail-Mail: No.
Online-Form: No.
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
E-mail a one page query letter with the first five pages of your manuscript pasted below. No attachments.
See the Submission page for tips on what they are looking for and how to improve your query letter.
See the Seymour Agency website for complete, up-to-date submission guidelines.
Response Times:
“If you do not receive a request for additional materials within three weeks, you should assume that we are not interested in that particular project.” (Link)
Ms. Resciniti usually responds to queries within days to a couple weeks when interested. Her response time on requested material ranges from days to a few months.
What's the Buzz?
Nicole Resciniti is President of Seymour Agency and is a passionate agent for her clients.
Follow her on Twitter @NicLitAgent for writing tips and more.
Worth Your Time:
Interview with Nicole Resciniti at FromtheMixedUpFiles (09/2018).
First Five Frenzy with Nicole Resciniti at Amy Trueblood (11/2013).
Agent Interview: Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency at Honestly YA (02/2012).
Literary Agent Interview: Nicole Resciniti at Writer's Digest (01/2012).
Interview with agent Nicole Resciniti at Rookie Riter (10/2011).
Please see the Seymour Agency website for contact and query information.
Profile Details:
Last updated: 5/24/2020
Agent Contacted For Review? Yes.
Last Reviewed By Agent? 12/15/11.
Have any experience with this agent? See something that needs updating? Please leave a comment or e-mail me at natalieiaguirre7(at)gmail(dot)com

Note: These agent profiles presently focus on agents who accept children's fiction. They are not interviews. Please take the time to verify anything you might use here before querying an agent. The information found herein is subject to change.


ali cross said...

I love it when bloggers feature agents. It's so hard sometimes to glean the info you need to make a good choice for querying, but posts like these help so much!

David P. King said...

Awesome. I had the opportunity to query her recently. Great interaction. :)

Thermocline said...

I had to Google "HEA" to figure out what it meant. Guess I don't read enough romance.

Ciara said...

This series is a great resource for writers pursuing representation. I love an agent that has a true passion for the written word.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome spotlight. I'm excited that Nicole Resciniti is looking for a fantasy series.

Miles of the Journey said...

This post was a learning experience ...thanks

Martha Ramirez said...

I'm so happy you spotlighted Nicole! Such an awesome person. Hope to get the opportunity to work with her.

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for the information. This agent may be a good fit for my manuscript.

Stina said...

I've considered querying her, but I wasn't sure how she would feel about swearing in my YA novel. Otherwise she sounds like she might the right fit for my story.

Melissa Landers said...

Stina, that made me smile because I had the same fear when I queried Nicole. My YA had swearing and s-e-x! Gasp! And my adult romance was quite steamy. But she loved them both, she signed me, and she sold them both.

I couldn't love her more. She's exceeded every one of my expectations.

w/a Macy Beckett

sally said...

She just won agent of the year at ACFW's awards banquet. Very cool.