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Thread: [Agency] Keating Literary LLC

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    [Agency] Keating Literary LLC

    Trena Keating has set up her new agency - Keating Literary LLC. Here is the website with contact info: http://www.keatingliterary.com/.

    Maybe we need a new thread mods?

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    Done. (copied from Endeavor Agency)
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    Website still "under construction." Agent Query says she handles "Celebrity/Memoir" (and that's it). She's Kathy Griffin's agent. (!) Doesn't accept unsolicited queries.

    So I guess she'll work out for you if you're a celebrity and she asks to see your memoir!

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    I wouldn't take that information at face value.

    I queried her on my literary novel and got a very gracious, kind rejection. I plan to query her on my next book. She is top notch.

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    Hi, I just had a manuscript request from Ms. Keating and I am wondering how long she took to get back to you? Also did she ask for a full or partial? Anything you can share would be great! Thanks! Emiiy

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    Hi, I queried Keating Literary back on 10/18/09, and received a request 12/08 for the first 10 pages, and then today, 12/09, for the entire mss, which is "narrative fiction". However, I could not find any mention of deals on Publisher's Marketplace from 2000 onward. I will ask, if this moves forward.

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    Maddie,

    TK has only been an agent for about a year plus and on her own for less than six months. And there have been some deals announced during this period, one as recent as October,2009.

    She was, however, a well established, editor-in-chief of Dutton and other presses for a decade prior to that. Great to have the full requested after the partial. I wish you well. You'd have done very well, indeed, if you land this agent. Keep us posted.
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    PM shows three deals for Trena Keating - two non-fiction (3/03 & 2/23/09), and one fiction (10/23/09). If she's been on her own recently, it appears she's off to a reasonable start. Let's hope....

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    I'd say GREAT start considering all three were major deals, especially in this market. I am filled with hope...

    Good luck to you and everyone else waiting to hear back from this agency.

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    A great start? That's putting it mildly. Her deal for Kathy Griffin's memoir was $2 million at auction. At Penguin, then Dutton, she was the kind of editor agents *hoped* would answer their calls. (For example, per FB, she counts Scott Waxman and Jenny Bent as "friends.")

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    A friend has had some interest from this agency. Just checking to see if anyone has had recent experience dealing with them.

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    Trena Keating

    She requested my ms and ultimately rejected me but she gave me some really great feedback that I've incorporated into my work. Very classy.

    She does take a while to respond though...

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    Merged with Brick House in July '12 to form Union Literary (new thread here).
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