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    practical experience, FTW Toni1953's Avatar
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    Jane Rotrosen Agency

    I checked and did not find a thread, so...does anyone have any experience with this agency, or with Andrea Cirillo or Lindsey Klemas?
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    P&E: Jane Rotrosen Agency: $ a literary agency. Jane Rotrosen: (Literary, Adult) 9/27/04: a writer reports "doesn't handle children's books ". Contact at:
    318 East 51 St.
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    Represents Tami Hoag, Tess Geritson, Ellen Meister, and Jennifer Crusie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald
    P&E: : a writer reports "doesn't handle children's books ". =======

    Represents Tami Hoag, Tess Geritson, Ellen Meister, and Jennifer Crusie.

    Well, they must handle YA fiction now because they asked for a partial of mine. Good to know! They handle names I've definitely heard of.
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    YA and Children's are different markets.

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    There's an interview with Christina Hogrebe, one of their agents, here.
    "She is looking for commercial fiction, with a particular interest in young adult and middle-grade fiction, women’s fiction, chick lit, light paranormal, mysteries, and thrillers." She also says she's the only one currently accepting 'unsolicited queries' because she's building her client list.
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    I queried Annelise Roby at this agency. I haven't heard back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni1953
    Well, they must handle YA fiction now because they asked for a partial of mine. Good to know! They handle names I've definitely heard of.
    Fingers crossed for you, Toni!

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    Anyone have any news on Stephanie Tade? According to pred, she's there, but recent news seems invisible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormie
    Fingers crossed for you, Toni!
    Well, it was a "no sale" but she did invite me to submit future projects, so not a total loss.
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    Darn! But it's a good rejection.

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    Kelly Harms query & submission

    Once upon a time, a long long while ago, when i first "finished' my novel, i naively queried Avon (HarperCollins). I received a request for a partial from Kelly Harms. In my euphoria (and simultaneous utter panic), it took me a long time to respond (because the final touch ups i wanted to make before sending it resulted in a near rewrite ).

    After submitting the partial, i waited another long while for a response. Eventually, i learned that Kelly had gone on a maternity leave and then later had left Avon to become an agent at Rotrosen. After calling Avon for a status on my submission, i received a quick rejection from another editor, who's taste didnt quite lean towards the victorian historical romance, although she did say that i wrote a killer query.

    At any rate, my problem is that i have already queried Rotrosen before Kelly got there and was summarily rejected. I would like to re-query Kelly on the basis that she requested a partial but never had a chance to read it because she apparently left by the time i sent it. However, the issue is that (1) the first query i sent her was 3 years ago and (2) i dont want to rewrite the query because it's what got me noticed by her to begin with.

    I'm a little lost as how to proceed. I can't even tell if she's looking for new writers. Doesnt it seem gauche to say here's the partial you requested when you were at Avon 3 years ago (the one they obviously rejected after you left)? Although, again, i feel that my submission wasnt really read by a fan victorian historicals, like Kelly was.

    Any thoughts? Thanks, Quill Chick

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    Just e-mail her. Her e-mail is listed at Agent Query. Explain to her what you just explained to us here. Either she'll be receptive to you or she won't. No need to change your query, she's not going to remember it after three years anyway. Good luck!

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    Abbey's got it. She just might be adding to her stable since she's switched agencies. No prob--go for it and explain the particulars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quill Chick View Post
    After calling Avon for a status on my submission, i received a quick rejection from another editor, who's taste didnt quite lean towards the victorian historical romance, although she did say that i wrote a killer query.
    Can I hire you when I start that part of the process?

    I think Abbey's right - send an email with an explanation. The worst than can happen is she'll say no. Then you can scratch her off your list and move on to the next agent.

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    Thank you for the great suggestions everyone. Hope it works out!

    Quill Chick

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    Well, to answer my own question of a year ago, seems Ms. Tade is now out on her own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batgirl View Post
    There's an interview with Christina Hogrebe, one of their agents, here . . . She also says she's the only one currently accepting 'unsolicited queries' because she's building her client list.
    -Barbara
    I know that this thread is more than a year old, but I just ran across her name on a website that says she "does not accept unsolicited queries."

    http://1000literaryagents.com/litera...nt.php?id=1760

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    AgentQuery also lists Rotrosen as now referral-only. Check individual agents' guidelines for details and exceptions.
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    Post Christina Hogrebe

    Found my way to Ms. Hogrebe via AQ.com; many elements she was seeking in a novel dovetailed with my manuscript. But research here (I hadn't read the -06 interview) and elsewhere led me to believe she wasn't accepting clients via e- or snail mail.

    I shot her a brief as all get-out email asking if she was accepting unsolicited snail mail queries. Did happen to mention that my novel met three to four criteria on her wish list. Hit send and figured either she'd think me really odd and delete my email or she might write back to clarify.

    Both. She wrote back an hour later asking for a synopsis and full ms., saying that she liked the novel's title and that my "approach was strange." Pinky swear, it wasn't an approach. It simply seemed like my work might pique her interest and before wasting her or my time I wanted to know if snail was OK. There is no rhyme or reason to this business.

    My novel may or may not be her cuppa but her note sure was a great way to start the weekend. She was quite gracious. And now the wait begins.

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    Good luck, Churchillgirl!

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    Best of luck, Churchgirl. And as you wait... go write something new!

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    Christina Hogrebe requested a full from me. I e-queried her and she e-mailed me back asking for the full, so I'm guessing she is accepting queries right now.
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    Since Christina likes Southern fiction, she would be a good fit for me. Where did you find her email address out of curiosity?
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    JtBH: YA Contemp: Agented

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