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    Address on Linn Prentis Literary? (merged into BR&BC thread)

    Dispatched a query to them last week at the address on their blog, got it back today marked Unable to Forward. I over-queried my novel in the first place, so it's no big deal, but I figured people should no what's up. Did they change their address, and forget to update the info on their blog/site?
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    I sent in my partial on May 21st. Today I received an email from one of the interns, saying she loved it and asking for the full manuscript. *sigh* I'm trying to temper my happiness with the knowledge that even if she likes it, the actual agent might not... Still, it's good news. Wish me luck!

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    Good luck! I'm in the exact same boat right now. I've been waiting on a response to my full for about two months now It's simultaneously exciting and--well, like you said, a little scary, since it doesn't go directly to Linn herself.

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    Thanks. Good luck to you too. 2 months? Christ. And here I was hoping I might get a swift response, because she liked the partial so much. The intern's name was Liana. Apparently, Amy was the one who would ordinarily have responded but Liana wanted to respond herself to tell me how much she enjoyed what she read...

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    So things have to go through the interns, then through Amy, then through Linn? I'm even more anxious now. *g*

    But hey, it's cool she was so excited! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.
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    Heard back from Amy tonight - she apologized for the wait, saying that my e-mail fell through the cracks, that she's reading my MS now and will get back to me ASAP.

    Which didn't make me nervous at ALL, obviously. Nope. Not me. Not one slight bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corinne Duyvis View Post

    Which didn't make me nervous at ALL, obviously. Nope. Not me. Not one slight bit.
    LOL. Good luck!

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    They seem to be wading through the backlog of queries and submissions, based on the comments at QueryTracker. Has anyone here heard from her lately? I got another update three weeks ago and it seemed very positive, but I'm hesitant to cheer before I hear the magic words.

    If anyone's had any dealings with the agency beyond querying/submitting, positive or negative, I'd love to hear more. PM me if you don't want it made public. I'd really appreciate it!
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    She contacted me a little while ago, basically just to check on the status of my submission.

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    It's good that they're staying in touch - they seem really buried at the moment. Hope they manage to dig their way out soon. It's no fun being in waiting limbo
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    yeah, you said it... Amy seemed very nice and apologetic when she contacted me. I guess for whatever reason they're just really overwhelmed.

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    I also got a recent email apologizing for the delay. According to the email, I should hear more soon.

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    My New Cat Is Too Big for Shoulders Corinne Duyvis's Avatar
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    I heard from Linn Prentis yesterday; she said she likes my work and wants to take it on, but she's super busy until Thanksgiving at least, so she can't devote the time to research the project yet. She said she hoped I'd hold on for her.

    Well, I guess I can do that.

    So to all of you still waiting -- she has a lot on her plate right now, but I hope you'll hear soon
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    Corinne, wonderful news! Congrats!
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    awesome, congrats Corinne!

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    Corrine, that's great!!!!!

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    Just an FYI. I just got an e-mail from Amy saying :

    "Thank you for submitting to Linn Prentis Literary. Due to large organizational changes, a glut of technical issues, and increased volume of submissions we have not been able to meet our usual projected response time. We are back on track now but if you are receiving this email and are still interested in representation then we must ask that you resubmit your query. We want to personally apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We would like to extend our gratitude for your patience. "

    I thought that was really nice. I queried on 8/5/10. Followed up on 10/5/10 and then just figured it was a no when I hadn't heard anything. I resubmitted today.

    Good luck to everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiekswriter View Post
    Just an FYI. I just got an e-mail from Amy saying :

    "Thank you for submitting to Linn Prentis Literary. Due to large organizational changes, a glut of technical issues, and increased volume of submissions we have not been able to meet our usual projected response time. We are back on track now but if you are receiving this email and are still interested in representation then we must ask that you resubmit your query. We want to personally apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We would like to extend our gratitude for your patience. "

    I thought that was really nice. I queried on 8/5/10. Followed up on 10/5/10 and then just figured it was a no when I hadn't heard anything. I resubmitted today.

    Good luck to everyone!
    Hmm - I think I queried her in October and never heard back. Like you, I assumed it was a no, but I wonder if I should resubmit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiekswriter View Post
    I thought that was really nice. I queried on 8/5/10. Followed up on 10/5/10 and then just figured it was a no when I hadn't heard anything. I resubmitted today.
    That's about when I queried, also, but I never followed up. I resubbed after getting that email, too.

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    That's actually great news. I'll put her back on my to-be-queried list.

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    I received the same email today, and was wondering if anyone knew what was up with the agency with regards to their "large organizational changes" - I have to admit those words gave me pause.
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    Received same email last night and re-submitted this morning.
    Good luck to everyone.

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    I saw this thread in new posts, and knew exactly why.

    I got it too

    I'm agented, but I'd definitely resub if I weren't, since they went through the trouble of sending this out.

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    Got the same to requery. I did go back by her submissions page. Before she asked for a 3 page synopsis. The new request is for a 2 page synopsis. I wonder if we're grandfathered in under the 3 page synopsis?

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    I got the resubmit email today. I'm thrilled, to be honest. My old query was horrible. My synopsis was only slightly better. So I'm glad to have a do-over.

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