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Thread: [Agent] Rachel Coyne (nee Vater)

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    I are angry Bengal. Project nachonaco's Avatar
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    [Agent] Rachel Coyne (nee Vater)

    Thoughts?

    There's a form on her website, does that mean she accepts email queries?
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    there's plenty of other threads on her around here... look around!

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    I are angry Bengal. Project nachonaco's Avatar
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    I did, didn't see anything in Bewares.

    Then again, I have what my best friend calls "Stupid Eyes". I miss a lot. :p
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    You probably won't find her here in Bewares. She recently sold a first timer's novel in a three book deal at auction for 500K. 'Nuff said?

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    Ooooh hoo hoo!

    So she's like the big time?

    Or just legit?
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    Yeah, she's like "big time."

    And she's also my agent, so feel free to PM me for more info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog
    She recently sold a first timer's novel in a three book deal at auction for 500K. 'Nuff said?
    I sure hope it's Liam Jackson's book deal you're referring to. He deserves at least that much.

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    Rachel Vater is with Lowenstein-Yost. Try looking in that thread.

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    Rachel Vater is completely legit.

    Meanwhile...

    *goggles at Melissa Marr*

    Hey, I think I know who you are. You wouldn't happen to be from the Night Shade Books discussion boards, would you? I know I haven't been there for a while, but I remember you.

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    Yeah, she's very good. I believe she used to be with the Donald Maass Literary Agency. I like her blog.

    By the way, welcome to the boards, Melissa! Stick around. Great place, here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Yee

    Rachel Vater is completely legit.

    Meanwhile...

    *goggles at Melissa Marr*

    Hey, I think I know who you are. You wouldn't happen to be from the Night Shade Books discussion boards, would you? I know I haven't been there for a while, but I remember you.

    Welcome to AW.
    I've been there a few times, was a member of OWW for a year, then I kinda retreated to my cave for a year to write a couple novels.

    Thank you Alan & Stormie for the welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Project nachonaco
    Thoughts?
    Rachel Vater was my agent for a while and although she has a fantastic reputation when it comes to fiction and she was pleasant to work with and tried her best to sell my work however, clearly non-fiction is not where she shines.

    So if you are writing fiction you will be lucky to land Rachel as an agent but if you are a non-fiction writer my advise would be for you to look for an experienced agent who has sold your type of non-fiction before.

    I am now with a different agent who has much more experience with non-fiction and the difference is very noticeable.
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    Is she primarily YA or does she handle other types of fiction, such as fantasy or mystery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni1953
    Is she primarily YA or does she handle other types of fiction, such as fantasy or mystery?

    http://www.lowensteinyost.com/agent_3.html


    There's this new invention called "Google", Toni. You might want to familiarize yourself with it.
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    No. Liam Jackson is with PMA.
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver King
    I sure hope it's Liam Jackson's book deal you're referring to. He deserves at least that much.

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    I received my nicest rejection ever from Rachel Vater, where she said that my novel was "charming but quieter than she hoped, and that she wouldn't be sure of how to market it" (to paraphrase). It hurt to be turned down, but I don't think anyone else has ever called my writing "charming" before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni1953
    Is she primarily YA or does she handle other types of fiction, such as fantasy or mystery?
    She is primarily fantasy. My YA was her first YA, but she has the connections to do YA & adult. Most of her sales this year were fantasy, but she also sold a memoir & a funny adult romance that I know of. . .

    She blogs on livejournal as Agent X too, so you can get a feel for her taste by reading her blog too.
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    I get the impression from her blog that she is more interested in contemporary/urban fantasy than 'classic' fantasy.
    Anyone care to comment?

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    She does both. Off the top of my head I know she just sold Piers Anthony's latest (last week), & she sold another of Marie Brennan's texts last year. Those are both fantasy. She's also had strong UF sales. Caitlin (who is the one who told me abt the board & hangs out here some) does UF. That big sale for a debut author (me) was UF, and it got a lot of buzz, so she's had editors express interest in what else she can find them in UF adult & YA. Since they want what she has, it makes sense that she's seeking more UF, but it's certainly not all she's seeking.

    FWIW, she did a Q & A that I posted on my journal since a lot of folks were asking me about her after the sale. I keep it as a "sticky note" on my livejournal so it's always the first/top entry there-- http://melissa-writing.livejournal.com


    Hope something there is of use.

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    She turned me down flat for my "classic" fantasy. Said she still liked the premise but basically not the execution (based on the first five pages, that is).

    I'm not bitter.


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    She doesn't particularly like "darker" slants either.
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    I know she loves urban fantasy, which my book could reasonably be called, but apparently it sounds like she might not like dark urban, as Michele said.

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    Does anyone know how long it takes to get a response on an e-query from the website form? Does she send rejections for queries submitted that way or is no news a rejection?

    Melanie

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    She blogged today that she just caught up with the holiday queries. If you sent it after Christmas, she'll probably get to it shortly.
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    It took about 6 weeks before I heard back from her - and yes, she does send rejections for e-queries...

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