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    She was bubbly and enthusiastic, friendly and approachable. She seems like she'd be awesome to work with--very down to earth.

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    I have a query out with her too, and am wondering if I should resend. She said in this interview (link below) to resend if she doesn't reply by two weeks. Has anyone actually re-sent their query to her?

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    I queried her 3/15, got a rejection 5/28. So that two week thing is a bit of wishful thinking on her part. Kind of like mine when I queried her! I really thought she'd be a good fit.

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    i'm also waiting on a Molly Jaffa query that's well over two weeks. it's been a busy time of year with conferences and things. and so we wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawnb View Post
    I'm in the same boat JudasFm. Molly requested my full ms at a conference 3 weeks ago. She was really excited about it, but I haven't heard anything. It's killing me because I sooo want to work with her.
    I was at the SCWBI Conference...Was this the one where she requested? She requested mine at the agent pitch I had with her there. Small world. Sent mine out 6/7....still hearing crickets... Hopefully I'll hear soon enough. Good luck!

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    I queried Molly Jaffa about six weeks ago and never heard anything back. Maybe I should requery...

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    I made the mistake of querying two agents from this agency at the same time (back in February). One of them sent a nice form rejection a month after the query. The other sent a reply today that said "Same here." I'm guessing she's dittoing the rejection?

    I could have sworn the "don't submit to more than one agent at once" thing wasn't in their submission guidelines back when I queried, though. :P

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    That's standard for most agencies. I would assume an agency doesn't want you to submit to more than one of their agents at a time unless their guidelines specifically say it's okay to do so.
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    Well, I sent a follow up email on Friday and got a response today. Apparently she replied on June 24 but her email never reached me :S Weird.

    Anyway, I guess it doesn't matter since I got a form rejection It's a disappointment because I really wanted to work with her, but at least now I know. Maybe I'll check the guidelines and see if I can resubmit another project in six months or so (she's currently closed to new submissions until September, according to the website).

    In the meantime, it's back to the drawing board. There's gotta be one YA sci-fi agent out there who'll take me

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    Does anyone recently queried Paige Wheeler? I queried her in February and received a request for a partial on February 20. I sent it February 21, and have not received a reply. I sent a nudge 6/8 (15 weeks after I sent the partial) and never received a reply or autoresponse, either.

    My original email with the partial attached was somehow sent twice. (My computer acted up.) So I wondered if somehow my partial was caught in her spam box; seems unlikely, but possible.

    At this point, it's been 4-and-half months. She doesn't strike me as the type not to respond to a partial or full, so I'm wondering what's going on. Has anyone else had the same experience with her? Any advice on what to do now? Should I send a nudge from a different email address? I really don't know what to do.

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    I already posted on this thread, but I can't find my post anywhere...it may have gotten deleted somehow. Anyway, I'm waiting on a full request from Molly Jaffa. I sent her my full after she read my partial in under twelve hours and requested it on May 28th. How long should I wait before I send a follow-up? I'm dying here! JudasFM, you have me worried that she sent a reply that didn't go through...any advice, or comments from people who have worked with her? What have your experiences been like?
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    Three months is the general time to wait before nudging on a full, or so common knowledge has it. So I'd give yourself until then, and work on something else in the meantime (believe me, I know how hard it is to ignore a full in an agent's hands).
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    I sent Paige Wheeler a 2nd follow-up yesterday. She's had my partial for over 4 1/2 months. I sent it from a different email address, hoping that if my original email address was caught in her spam box, then this one would get through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Droege View Post
    I sent Paige Wheeler a 2nd follow-up yesterday. She's had my partial for over 4 1/2 months. I sent it from a different email address, hoping that if my original email address was caught in her spam box, then this one would get through.
    I queried Paige Wheeler at the end of June and got a request for a partial 11 days later, which seemed nice and quick. It's only been a couple weeks so far, so I can't help you with times. I'm new to querying and have been feeling discouraged reading about all these long response times.

    I always think of the summer as a dead zone for productivity. Not sure if that's true for agents, but many people catch up on work as soon as Labor Day hits. I hope you hear something soon.

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    I hope you hear back from her soon, too, Flygal. I know she's had a bunch of conferences to attend and she's apparently moving offices in August. (I follow her on Twitter.) It's just hard to wonder if the no reply means no, especially when I would love to work with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Droege View Post
    I hope you hear back from her soon, too, Flygal. I know she's had a bunch of conferences to attend and she's apparently moving offices in August. (I follow her on Twitter.) It's just hard to wonder if the no reply means no, especially when I would love to work with her.
    I've read on these forums of long waits leading to a "yes," so don't give up hope, Laura. It sounds like she's pretty busy right now.

    You gave me an idea, though. I just started following about 15 agents on Twitter. I hardly ever use Twitter, but in this case it could be useful.

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    Following agents on Twitter has been really useful. Sometimes they hint about what they'd like to see in queries.

    I'm hanging on to hope about this one. I have to remember that HER life doesn't revolve around MY submission (imagine that!), so if she's busy, then she may not get to queries/partials/full in the time frame that would suit me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudasFm View Post
    Me too! Sometimes I submit to agencies on the basis of 'you look professional, haven't heard anything bad about you and you're representing what I write' but every now and then then I come across an agent like Molly that makes me think "YES!"
    Have you guys heard back yet? She also requested 50 from me and its been well over a month. THANKS! And good luck!

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    I just read on Twitter that Paige Wheeler will be closed to queries from 8/15 to 9/15. (I think she's moving offices in August. Another tweet that I read a while back.) Thought I'd let everyone know. I don't know what that means regarding queries already received or partials/fulls requested.

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    I haven't heard anything yet (partial sent 7/11).

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    Queried them a few days ago. Nothing yet...

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    I haven't heard anything.

    Queried: 1/31; Request for partial 2/20; Partial sent 2/21; nudged 6/8 & 7/1

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    I queried her too, on 4 Aug, got a request for a partial (my first! Yay!) on 15 Aug, and sent one out the next day (after about 24h sweating over my synopsis to try to get it up to scratch). I'll keep you posted!

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    Sent my query to Michelle on 7/26 and received a partial request on that same day on my YA steampunk.

    Since then, I haven't heard anything. I've got 4 partials out and a full, so we'll see what happens.

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    Wow, that was quick, UntouchableGreen! I hope you hear good news soon!

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