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Thread: WestEndGirl Agency (formerly Frances White Lit. Mgmt. Agency)

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    WestEndGirl Agency (formerly Frances White Lit. Mgmt. Agency)

    Anyone have insight into this agent? Website. I can't find much at all on her, on the web. She's not on Query Tracker, and of the three authors listed on her site... none return anything relevant. The agency with which she is partnered, Carolyn Jenks, doesn't have a lot of into either. A question was raised about the partner on another thread, to no resolution. Just doing my homework.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
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    Strange wording in a few places; including mention of packaging, which differs from "standard" agenting in significant ways. So, she might not know the business, or she could be in fact aiming to be a packager. But if she doesn't know the business and is aiming to be a packager ... then it's doubly important not to be a "practice" author for her.

    So, as always, it's best to wait for some sales to determine how effective she and/or her partner will be.
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    Thanks for your decoding of sed sites. I received no clarification on exactly what her agenting approach is, even after asking. She answered, just wasn't forthcoming with actual information. I will say, she did not respond cordially to being questioned. PM if anyone is interested in details.

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    Her domain is now for sale, just FYI.

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    Let us praise her, then, for realizing so quickly that she'd staked out an untenable position.
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    Huh. Current registry doesn't expire until July, and looking at the cache, it was updated last month; so it may just be down for whatever reason. I won't be holding my breath for its return, though.
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    Is now WestEndGirl Agency: http://westendgirlagency.com/Home_Page.html
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    No sign of sales to advance-paying publishers. Not so great for an agency that has been in business over 2 years. I wonder how they are paying the bills?

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    Quoting from the website's bio page (typos and all):
    Ana Mendoza, Acquisitions Editor

    Ana is the acquisitions editor at WestEndGirl Agency, guiding authors on revisions and manuscript preparations. She is the newest addition to the agency and is all ready surpassing our highest expectation. Ana is on her way to receiving a B.A in English Literature at Miami Dade College.
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    I'm sorry, I just can't help but look at the name of this agency and think it's an escort service.
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    Site's gone, and both Tw and FB are inactive, however an author's post to the latter announces he signed with them Oct '14.

    ETA: Found another site: http://westendgirlagency.wixsite.com/westendgirl-agency. Still no activity since '14.
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