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    Vicky Bijur Literary Agency

    I searched and there is no thread on her or her agency. Anyone work with her or have an idea about response times? Thanks

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    From Publishers Marketplace

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    Vicky Bijur started her agency in 1988 after working at Oxford University Press and with the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. She represents fiction and non-fiction. Books she represents have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, in the New York Times Notable Books of the Year, Los Angeles Times Best Fiction of the Year, Washington Post Book World Rave Reviews of the Year, won the Quill Award for Mystery, and been nominated for the L.A. Times Book Award as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award. Three of her mystery writers have won Edgar awards.
    Vicky has served as president of the AAR (Association of Authors� Representatives), the only organization of literary and dramatic agents in North America. She is currently Chair of its Ethics Committee."



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    I sent her a e query through her assistant Ms. Dunnington on 4/20

    nice form rejection 4/21

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    I sent an equery through her assistant too, but I have not heard back.

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    partial request from assistant on 4/4


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    Good for you Tom. I still haven't heard anything. But good luck with her. I am jealous.

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    Tom - I sent you a PM. Just had a quick question for you. Thanks.

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    Her assistant just requested a partial via email. I'll get it sent out tonight. Hopefully, it'll be good news (but I will admit I'm not getting my hopes up at all.)

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    Can I please have a little luck, now, Universe? Thanks.

    Just got a 'next two chapters please' request from assistant. Took about 28 days from e-query. I will now ignore the hour and drink a toast. This is the best part of partial requests: the few hours after you send it in which you actually indulge a bit of fantasy that this is the one. And of course, fantasy requires toasting. This is obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Hammonds View Post
    This is the best part of partial requests: the few hours after you send it in which you actually indulge a bit of fantasy that this is the one. And of course, fantasy requires toasting. This is obvious.
    LOL -- you are so right about those few hours after you send the requested material. What a blissful moment.

    And since you're so right about THAT, I *have* to assume you're right about fantasy and toasting going together.

    Congrats on the partial request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Hammonds View Post
    Just got a 'next two chapters please' request from assistant. Took about 28 days from e-query. I will now ignore the hour and drink a toast. This is the best part of partial requests: the few hours after you send it in which you actually indulge a bit of fantasy that this is the one. And of course, fantasy requires toasting. This is obvious.
    Good luck, Adam! I just read the synopsis of your novel on your web site, and it sounds terrific.

    I also just received the "please send first two chapters" e-mail from Ms. Dunnington, and will be doing small happy-dances this afternoon. It's a grey, rainy day here so I think I'll make a nice cup of hot tea to toast the mini-success, which is certainly what these requests feel like.
    Last edited by Blueridge; 11-13-2008 at 11:38 PM. Reason: tangled typing fingers...I think it's old-timer's disease

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    Hey, Blueridge and Adam ~
    Anything new on your partials?
    I just sent an e-query with first chapter and novel synopsis to Vicky. I listened to her 2.11.2009 interview with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, and I found her to be so inviting and professional, that I had to query her at once.
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    Vicky Bijur Agency

    Anyone had any experiences with this agency?

    Got a one-chapter partial request today. Talk about conservative!

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    Crap, just saw the Bijur thread down below. Thought the alphabetizing was based on last name for some reason.

    Can I remove the thread somehow if I've started it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datahog View Post
    Crap, just saw the Bijur thread down below. Thought the alphabetizing was based on last name for some reason.

    Can I remove the thread somehow if I've started it?
    No prob, merged 'n' mashed.
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    I'm a little confused with the mashing of the dup posts. Datahog, when did you query Vicky Bijur and how long was it before you got the request? I queried a few days ago and I'm curious about their time frame for response.
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    There, that better?

    For the record, Ms. Bijur's AQ page: http://www.agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=124
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    Okay. So 6 weeks then. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Dashwood View Post
    I'm a little confused with the mashing of the dup posts. Datahog, when did you query Vicky Bijur and how long was it before you got the request? I queried a few days ago and I'm curious about their time frame for response.
    Got a response from an e-query one day later asking for the one chapter.

    Got two full ms requests today so may not end up being able to consider this agency now.

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    Hmm. I based my query on her listing at Publishers Marketplace. I pasted the first chapter into the email so that's where we differed. Maybe by the time I hear from them the manuscript will be finished. 2 chapters to go.

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    Got my VERY nice email reject from Ms. D in 10 days. SIGH!
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    Ten days from query to polite form rejection.

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    Seven for me:
    • Emailed query plus first chapter on 11-23-09.
    • Rec’d rejection from Vicky’s assistant, Claire Dunnington, on 11-30-09.

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