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Thread: [Agency] Conville & Walsh Ltd

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    [Agency] Conville & Walsh Ltd

    Hi there,

    I've a meeting this week at this agency - thrilled as they seem a big agency with a good sales record.

    I wonder if anyone has anyone dealt with them before and had any observations to share?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Wonderlander; 06-08-2009 at 02:34 AM.

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    Anything new about this agency by 2011? Any experience?
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    Just got a partial request
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    I got a partial request! Anyone knows how long should I wait for an answer?

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    Excellent UK agency. Latian, given their volume of queries, I would suggest waiting 6 weeks after you expect the package arrived to contact them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindsayM View Post
    Excellent UK agency. Latian, given their volume of queries, I would suggest waiting 6 weeks after you expect the package arrived to contact them again.
    Thanks for your reply. Actually I sent the chapters ans synopsis via email. Initially I sent a query letter to an agent and his assistant replied immediately and asked for three chapters and a synopsis.
    On an online forum, a poster had a similar experience. Query via email and immediately asked for a full and he was rejected two weeks later.
    I guess that I have to wait and see...

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    Conville & Walsh ask for 3 chapters and a synopsis as a query anyway. So it's not a partial request like it is in the US: it's just them saying 'as we ask all queriers, please send the first 3 chapters and synopsis'. I guess if they didn't like your premise, they could've just sent an R but in my experience, it's just them asking you to adhere to their guidelines.

    They then take about 6-8 weeks to respond. But this varies, of course. In my experience, the more excited they are about a concept, the quicker they'll get to it.

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    Any updates on this agency?

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    Conville and Walsh is still a great agency, staffed with lovely people who are passionate about the books they work with. It's part of Curtis Brown now, by the way. Well worth submitting to.

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    I did their pitch contest back in June and got a 'like'. I sent them the material on 26.06. TBH, I don't expect to hear back if it's a rejection. They never responded to a query I sent last year, or the book I sent them the year before. HTH

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    I'm currently working on an R&R from Susan Armstrong. Spoke for about an hour on the phone two weeks ago. Very excited to see how this goes! She is wonderful!

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    Do they take queries from US writers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quianaa2001 View Post
    Do they take queries from US writers?
    Yes, they are international. I'm in the US and they have multiple US based clients

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMeuretBooks View Post
    Yes, they are international. I'm in the US and they have multiple US based clients
    Thank you

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