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Still breathing [Aug. 26th, 2006|06:23 pm]
Agents Say The Darndest Things!
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Hello, ducks. I've been busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest. (Soda and a bag of chips if you can figure out what movie that line is from.)

Did you all fear that I received a positive response to one of my queries and had abandoned the community? Well, rest easy. I'm still firmly lodged in the ranks of the have-nots, as evidenced by my latest round of rejects.

David Black Literary Agency
156 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Dear Author,

Thank you for sending us your material for our consideration. We apologize for giving you a form-letter response, but the volume of our submissions makes it very difficult to answer each query personally.

At the present time, our commitment to current clients is so consuming that, unfortunately, we will not be able to devote the time and energy necessary to ensure the successful publication of your book.

We appreciate the opportunity to have seen your work and wish you the best of luck.


Anderson Grinberg Literary Management, Inc.
244 Fifth Avenue Floor 11
New York, NY 10001

August 4, 2006

Jennifer James
123 Easy Street
Bump, Texas 45678

Dear Jennifer:

Thanks very much for sending me your query letter regarding THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK, which I have now had the chance to read.

As interesting as your story is, I'm sorry to say that I don't think I'm the right agent for it. Having the right agent is an important match - as important as author and publisher - and it is also a very subjective decision. So I encourage you to try other agents and wish you every success in finding the best representation for your work.

Your sincerely,
Kathleen Anderson

Lisa Davis Literary Agency
301 1/2 Second Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302-2726

Re: The Dog Ate My Homework

Dear Jennifer James

I apologize for sending a form letter, however, due to the number of queries I receive, I am unable to answer each on individually.

Thank you for your extraordinary patience in awaiting my response. Unfortunately, I am unable to consider our manuscript for representation. As a boutique agent, I am limited in the kinds of projects that I can take on, and I don't feel I would be the best agent to place your manuscript with a publisher.

I do wish you the best of success in securing representation for your work and hope to see it in print soon.

Lisa A. Davis

Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.
65 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

August 21, 2006

Dear Ms. James,

Many thanks for your recent query letter to Neeti Madan. However, we regret to say that without sufficient enthusiasm for your project, we cannot pursue representation.

Please accept our best wishes for success as you continue your search for the right agent and publication of your work.

Amy Rocha
Assistant to Neeti Madan

[User Picture]From: aiuna
2007-01-08 11:14 pm (UTC)
Hi.. it's been a long time since you've posted, and I hope you haven't given up! Or maybe you've alreay been published...

Just wanted you to know that I found your posts helpful. Good luck!

-A struggling author
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