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    Linn Prentis Agency

    Anyone have information on them besides what it says on Agentquery? Has anyone dealt with them? Thanks in advance.

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    The most recent sale I find for her is from 2005, and her co-agent, Greg Parasmo, left the agency last year to join Scholastic. She's still in rights listings for existing clients/books, but it looks like she's not actively agenting.
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    I had extensive dealings with her in 2007 when she read the full manuscript of my novel. I've seen sales for her since reported in Locus.

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    Kewl. What were the sales?
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    Oh God. Now you're asking.
    I'll have to dig through my old copies of Locus

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    Sorry. After I had my coffee, I was awake enough to trawl Google Books, which finds stuff for '06 and '07, so she was indeed selling after 2005, just not reporting it to PM.
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    Just rejected a partial o' mine.
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    Linn Prentis Agency

    Linn is my agent. Got me a two book deal with Forge in Oct/08. She's great.

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    I received this message from her assistant in June 09:

    "Thank you for your recent query. We’ve reviewed it, and at this point in time we’re going to have to pass. The premise is good, but the writing itself is not yet up to par. There are many books on writing, style and usage, and it would be a good idea to consult several and edit your manuscript accordingly. Please feel free to query us again after you’ve done some work polishing your writing."

    To me, that says she is definitely still in the business and taking the time to really look at her queries. I was actually impressed with the thoroughness of the response in comparison to many of the form letters I have received. Since receiving it, I have enrolled back into college and started a major revision of the work. I plan to resubmit to her soon. Wish me luck.
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    Found this website: http://www.linnprentis.com

    She's Patricia Briggs' agent (Briggs' has written the Mercy Thompson Novels.)
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    Anyone know what their response times on queries are like these days?

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    I just queried them on March 8 and have not heard a word. I would be curious to know if no word = rejection.

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    Query Tracker shows 36-42 day response time for rejections. Only one request at 10 days.

    She appears to be responding to most everybody, but is still answering February queries.

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    One of their agents will be at the American Independent Writer's Conference in June.
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    For those of you who queried, did you address the letter to Amy Hayden or Linn Prentis? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly Maiden View Post
    For those of you who queried, did you address the letter to Amy Hayden or Linn Prentis? Thanks!
    Dear Ms. Hayden:

    After all, it's her email address for submissions.

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    Amy Hayden sent me an r yesterday.

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    Sorry to hear Anaquana. I will probably be getting my R pretty soon too. So far I am at 17 rejections and 1 request for a partial. Go me! Querying is much tougher than I imagined; very mentally fatiguing.

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    About a month after I sent my query + first 10 pages + synopsis I got a request for the first fifty and a more detailed synopsis.

    Unfortunately I can't send it off yet, as another agent has an exclusive. Still, I'm happy.

    Will keep you guys updated.

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    Just queried a couple of days ago, so I haven't heard back yet. We'll see how it goes from there.
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    April 7th - Queried, addressed to Ms. Prentiss. (Whoops.)
    May 6th - Request from Amy Hayden for first fifty pages and a two-page synopsis, sent same day. (With an apology for not addressing it to her.)
    June 3rd - Request for full at ten minutes to midnight. Have been bouncing ever since.
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    Congrats! I was bummed when I got my R, so here's much better luck to you!
    "He wields me as a weapon against himself, because I at least am a pain he understands. There isn't a thing in the world that can make sense of a murder, of the loss of a father, but a bruise...a bruise is such a simple thing to understand. It's science. It's fact.
    It's me."
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    My New Cat Is Too Big for Shoulders Corinne Duyvis's Avatar
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    Thanks! And I know the feeling - I've been flooded with rejections this week and they were really getting me down, so this came at a good time
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