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    [Agent] Victoria Sanders & Associates, LLC

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    06-15-2006, 06:48 PM
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    Victoria Sanders

    Anybody have any information on this agency? Good, bad, neutral?

    Thanks in advance!
    06-15-2006, 07:45 PM
    Cathy C
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    Could you give us a little more information, please? Is that the name of the agency, or one of the agents? What city or state? I haven't heard of this person but with a bit more to go on, I could check.
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    06-15-2006, 07:55 PM
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    I've never heard of her, but she has a good number of sales posted on publisher's marketplace. No red flags on the web site that I can see. Says she's been an agent for 10 years. Also, the following is posted on preditors and editors:

    $ Recommended. a literary agency. (Victoria Sanders: Literary, Adult) "...represents writers of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction. In addition to representing the publishing interests of its clients, VS&A cultivates speaking opportunities for its authors at colleges and universities, association meetings, and corporate events." The agency reports mail difficulties due to location (lower Manhattan) and volume. P&E recommends writers give sufficient time, 4 to 6 weeks, for responses.

    Looks pretty legit.
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    A wonderful, well established, connected agent

    Victoria Sanders is a fine agent.

    Her assistant will filter your mss UNLESS she has phoned you and given you her personal instructions, etc. Your storyline and mss must be nothing less than crystal clear.

    Keep writing!

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    Victoria Sanders & Associates, LLC

    http://www.victoriasanders.com
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    Smile Victoria Sanders

    Has anyone worked with Victoria Sanders? What is she looking for? I got a request for a three week exclusive, but I haven't heard anything yet. Any insight?

    Also has anyone worked with Writer's Rep, LLC

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    One thread per agent, please. Desperateauthor, please post your question about Writer's Rep, LLC in a separate thread. Thanks!

    - Victoria

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    Queried January 12, rejected January 13 with form. I love the speed (if not the rejection).

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    Victoria Sanders

    Queried the night of March 23, 2009, rejected the morning of March 24, 2009 with what appears to be a form. Most of her titles appear to be African-American related, with the noted exception of Karin Slaughter's mystery/thrillers, so if your work is African-American related, be sure to give her a try.

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    Here's a link to an interview with Victoria Sanders that may interest. I think there's a lot to be gained from her perspective on "unique voices" in literature.
    http://www.absolutewrite.com/novels/...ia_sanders.htm
    Suzan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzan View Post
    Here's a link to an interview with Victoria Sanders that may interest. I think there's a lot to be gained from her perspective on "unique voices" in literature.
    http://www.absolutewrite.com/novels/...ia_sanders.htm
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    Ummmm...yeah.

    Silly me, thinking a good story is a good story regardless of the author's color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khazarkhum View Post
    Ummmm...yeah.

    Silly me, thinking a good story is a good story regardless of the author's color.
    Hi there,
    I had to smile when I read the above because I wasn't exactly referencing color, although that is a good one. V.S's stance on "unique voices" was quite broad and inclusive. I love AW and hope that everyone out there embraces what's unique about themselves and the stories that they are compelled to share.
    Suzan
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    Suzan, when I read her "unique voices" I didn't see "Every voice is unique and has something to say" I saw "PC Preferred People Only".

    And I'm with you--we are all unique, with unique takes on stories and the characters we love to share. It's one thing to say your taste & experiences are in a certain area, and quite another to tell people who don't fit your agenda to get lost.

    In any event she doesn't represent what I write, so it's a moot point for me.

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    This agent ultimately passed on my manuscript, but this agency was truly a pleasure to deal with. Promt, reliable and top-notch in my book.
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    [Agency] Victoria Sanders and Associates

    The agency representing my debut novel, Mammoth Mountain is Victoria Sanders and Associates. I couldn't be happier with her agency. Her newest associate is Chris Kepner. He has been great about getting back to me with editorial direction and advice. He will be looking to build his list of writers some time in 2010. He will be looking at both fiction and nonfiction. He has a new blog called, The Writer's Advocate http://chriskepner.wordpress.com/

    This is a fine opportunity to get to know Chris Kepner and his ideas about today's publishing. And who knows, maybe his agency Victoria Sanders and Associates will end up representing your work down the line.

    Best,

    Greg Gutierrez
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    I'm moving this from Novels to B&BC.

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    And soon to be merged with the existing Victoria Sanders thread, I suspect, where it can do the most good.

    So glad you're happy, GG. That's always nice to hear!
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    Lightning fast. Sent a query to Chris Kepner yesterday, got a form rejection today.
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    Victoria Sanders Agency

    Has anyone heard of her?

    A writer friend recommended her to me and all I can find is that she likes multi-cultural and African-American.


    My books fits those categories,but it's also YA paranormal romance. I hate to query her without knowing if she likes this genre.


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    ETA: Thanks for moving my question.


    Good recommendations are all I need and query is on it's way.
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    Got a form rejection today. It was a two days turnaround! Oh well, at least it was a response.

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    Question Queried Victoria Sanders

    Hi,
    I'm a completely new poster to this forum and came across it looking for more information on Victoria Sanders.

    I queried on 9/20 and received a response on 9/26.

    All it said was "Please send."

    Please send what?! Do I send a couple chapters? Do I send the whole thing? I don't see specifics on her website, Writer's Market, pred-ed, or anywhere. Arghh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessS View Post
    Hi,
    I'm a completely new poster to this forum and came across it looking for more information on Victoria Sanders.

    I queried on 9/20 and received a response on 9/26.

    All it said was "Please send."

    Please send what?! Do I send a couple chapters? Do I send the whole thing? I don't see specifics on her website, Writer's Market, pred-ed, or anywhere. Arghh!


    If she didn't specify, I would send the whole thing. Usually agents are very specific when they only want to see a partial.

    Congrats on the request!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amergina View Post


    If she didn't specify, I would send the whole thing. Usually agents are very specific when they only want to see a partial.

    Congrats on the request!
    Thanks, amergina.

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    I had a funny experience with Victoria Sanders. She rejected my query, but when a new agent (Chris Kepner) signed with her about a year later, I queried him directly. He told me his associates, Victoria Sanders and Bernadette Baker-Baughman -- who had also rejected my query through her own agency about a year earlier -- were interested, and would I please send?

    Odd. Anyway, I'd already signed with someone else after I queried Mr. Kepner, so the matter was moot.

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    Well, I queried on the 20th, got a request on the 26th, sent via e-mail on the evening of the 27th, and got a mssg. from her on the afternoon of the 28th that just said "Thank you." Acknowledging receipt, I guess? I hope. Wonder how long 'til I hear something.


    ETA - Got my reply a couple hours later. The big R, with a nice letter. Oh well!
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    I found my form rejection on my partial from Bernadette sandwiched between a magazine and some junk mail while cleaning the living room. It must have arrived late last week but I hadn't checked the mail. #husbandfail

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    Sorry about the R, Chumplet. Are we mixing social medias today? ; ) #justkidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by honeysock View Post
    Sorry about the R, Chumplet. Are we mixing social medias today? ; ) #justkidding
    Those hashtags are so handy and all-encompassing. I might use them in all my correspondence! LOL

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