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    Ah, thank you for the info

    Well, it is a bit cruel that they won't consider the submission of a revised manuscript, especially when there are not many SF&F agents.
    I'm a sponge absorbing all your nice advices.

    And if you like, would you mind taking a look and commenting on my query in SYW? Thank you.

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    EQ 10/16 (Alyssa Reuben)
    Full request late last night!

    I'm going to take a day or two to re-read the ms with another agent's comments in mind (she sent a helpful R on a full yesterday)before sending.

    Any word yet, Smiley0501??

    UPDATE: Was just starting a revision when she requested the full, so asked if it was OK to send after it was done--she was OK with that. Just sent the revised full on 2/12/12. No word yet.
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    Have any of you (who have had fulls or partials out with Jason Yarn) received any good news?

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    Another Full Request!

    I just got a full request from Jason Yarn this morning! Squee! Does anyone know what books he reps? I have full access to PM but I can't seem to dig up much except one gal who writes woman's lit. Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin Latimer View Post
    I just got a full request from Jason Yarn this morning! Squee! Does anyone know what books he reps? I have full access to PM but I can't seem to dig up much except one gal who writes woman's lit. Anyone?
    You can find what authors he represents on query tracker.
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    It only lists about four authors. Ah well, that's good enough for me!
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    Thought I would update! Talked to Jason Yarn on the phone this morning and he offered rep. I have to report that he is absolutely wonderful to talk to, was patient with my babbling and had tons of good ideas for my manuscript! Very excited!
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    Congratulations. Keep us informed as this moves through the system.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erin Latimer View Post
    Thought I would update! Talked to Jason Yarn on the phone this morning and he offered rep. I have to report that he is absolutely wonderful to talk to, was patient with my babbling and had tons of good ideas for my manuscript! Very excited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin Latimer View Post
    Thought I would update! Talked to Jason Yarn on the phone this morning and he offered rep. I have to report that he is absolutely wonderful to talk to, was patient with my babbling and had tons of good ideas for my manuscript! Very excited!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!

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    Erin, congratulations! I submitted a couple manuscripts to Jason while I was searching for an agent and exchanged a number of emails with him during the process. He's got a keen eye and is a top notch agent. You should be thrilled. Way to go. quan lot vera quan lot nam do nhiet do tam vest cong so chan vay cong so cho thue trang phuc re dep
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiley0501 View Post
    Erin- congratulations!

    Bumping this thread to say Alyssa responded to my full on March 1st and gave me detailed feedback+wants to "get to know me more".

    AHHHHHHH. *freaking out*

    I figure this is only a revise & resubmit, but who knows...

    CONGRATS Smiley!!!!!
    That's SUCH AMAZING news!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin Latimer View Post
    Thought I would update! Talked to Jason Yarn on the phone this morning and he offered rep. I have to report that he is absolutely wonderful to talk to, was patient with my babbling and had tons of good ideas for my manuscript! Very excited!
    That's so exciting Erin!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    Good luck in the future!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Just bumping this thread to say - Alyss@ is extremely knowledgeable about the field even though she has only been agenting for two years. She is very interested in contemporary YA, like many, is tired of dystopian and reps many celebrity clients (as it seems is their focus at P@radigm).
    Whoever gets her as an agent is very very lucky.
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    Just thought I'd post that I got a rejection last week... of a query I send last year.
    Query January 11, 2011
    Rejection April 6th, 2012

    Of course they apologized for the long wait... I'd written them off.

    I believe the query was for Jason, but the reject came from someone else.

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    Sorry to hear about the R, AlishaS
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlishaS View Post
    Just thought I'd post that I got a rejection last week... of a query I send last year.
    Query January 11, 2011
    Rejection April 6th, 2012

    Of course they apologized for the long wait... I'd written them off.

    I believe the query was for Jason, but the reject came from someone else.
    My goodness. Over a year later? Why bother.

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    Thanks to all on these forums for the help. I consulted AW frequently at almost every step of the writing and querying process!
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    Just wondering if anyone has any recent info on Jason Yarn's response times. I sent a query June 10th. Guess I just want to know when about I should consider it a no response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brightlyiburn View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has any recent info on Jason Yarn's response times. I sent a query June 10th. Guess I just want to know when about I should consider it a no response.
    He has a partial of mine, and he's had it since April, but I'm not sure what his response times are these days.
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    Gave in my R&R (gave it back?) Jan 22, received note that Alyssa got it and was looking forward to reading on Feb 3.

    *bites nails* The wait begins.....
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    So do these guys accept queries, or not? Do I absolutely have to snail mail the query if I do decide to query?
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    Oof. Not the most easily navigated webpage in the world, is it? I finally found it under, "Book Publishing" and then under "Contact":

    Paradigm accepts submissions in all areas of fiction and non-fiction.

    Please e-mail your query letter along with the first 10 pages of your work in the body of an email to (redacted to save them being spammed). Remember to include contact information along with your submission.

    Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to each individually and will only contact you if we are interested in your project.
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    Here's my break down:

    11/9/12: Jason confirmed receipt of my full MS.
    12/28/12: I sent first nudge. (Too early?)
    1/2/13: Jason responds saying that he hasn't gotten to it yet but hopes to soon.
    2/22/13: I sent second nudge, no response from him this time.
    4/5/13: I sent him my MS again, but this time with changes to the first chapter, as we met at a conference and those were the changes he wanted.

    Next Sunday (June 9) will be 7 months that he's had the MS and I worry that I emailed him too much already(3 times). Should I send another nudge at the 7 month mark or wait until the 8 month mark?

    Any advice would be appreciated. Call me naive, but I didn't expect it to take this long.

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    Are you still submitting to other agents? I mean, is this an exclusive?

    If it is an exclusive, then yes you should definitely nudge (at least I would). If not, then I would focus on sending to other agents. If/when you get an offer from another agent, then let Jason know.

    In your case, he clearly has your manuscript, and it is in his pile of to-be-read-or-considered. In my experience, nudging doesn't necessarily make someone respond faster, and taking a long time might be because they are torn about the manuscript itself (at least that was my case when agents had my MS forever).

    In sum, my advice is to treat your queries/partials/fulls like fire-and-forget missiles (at least as much as that's humanly possible).
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