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    Wendy Schmalz Agency

    Does anyone have any info on the Wendy Schmalz Literary Agency?

    She has a $ on P and E. This is her AgentQuery listing, http://www.agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=251.
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    PM shows that she has sold 5 children's books between '03 and '05 along with one non-fiction and a foreign rights. No sales since 12/05.

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    This, on Agent Query, is listed as one of her sales. http://www.amazon.com/Donutheart/dp/...entqueryllc-20 This is from 2006.
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    Not everyone has a sub to PM, just offering up what I found. Best of luck.

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    Apparently she's not taking on any more clients. Or maybe that's just the response I got, hehe...
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    Her PM page has recent sales info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airforceauthor View Post
    Apparently she's not taking on any more clients. Or maybe that's just the response I got, hehe...
    Airforce, I got the same response to a query. Her agentquery.com profile says that she only responds when interested, so I was surprised to see a rejection email. It said along the lines of she's not taking on new clients and has a heavy workload, but thank you for writing. So, who knows!

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    I just got a request for a full...very excited and nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoot View Post
    I just got a request for a full...very excited and nervous.
    Good for you. Sounds like you are one of a lucky few.

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    Her AgentQuery page now says No Unsolicited Queries.

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    I got a request for a full after seeing her listed in Jeff Herman's 2008 guide. It didn't say anything about not accepting new clients, and included an email address.

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    Well, I can confirm that Wendy Schmalz is very legit- because she is now my agent!

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    What do you write, KC?
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    Edgy YA fiction.

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    Thanks for the info!
    Rest in peace Don LaFontaine, the real movie announcer guy. Can you imagine the symphony of Don, James Earl Jones and Charlton Heston having a conversation?

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    Congratulations!

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    I just sent my full manuscript to Wendy Schmalz with a three week exclusive...I'm trying not to freak out. Three weeks is a long time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isenhowergirl View Post
    I'm trying not to freak out. Three weeks is a long time...
    No, it isn't! Congrats...
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    I queried her yesterday.. Does she respond to all queries, or only to the ones she likes? And, also, if she doesn't respond, how long should I wait before assuming its a no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isenhowergirl View Post
    I just sent my full manuscript to Wendy Schmalz with a three week exclusive...I'm trying not to freak out. Three weeks is a long time...
    Wow! I read your earlier post where you said she asked for that without you ever sending a query letter. Can I ask how you managed to work that, particularly since she doesn't seem to be taking unsolicited queries?

    I'm ready to take notes!

    Three weeks isn't long at all for an agent going over a full manuscript. Sometimes it takes a couple of months or even longer.

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    Has anyone submitted to Wendy lately? Any responses?
    There is only one guaranteed outcome when you write a novel: insanity.

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    I queried her January 23. Got the eject button Feb. 10.

    I was actually pleased to get that as I thought she was
    a non-responder.

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    I queried her on Feb 8 and got a request for a full on Feb 16. She said it'll take her about 3-4 weeks with the manuscript. Got my fingers and toes crossed!!!! :-)

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    I am happy to report that Wendy is now my agent! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracythewriter View Post
    I am happy to report that Wendy is now my agent! :-)
    Congrats! Two people on one page!

    So is it safe to assume she does accept unsolicited queries and AgentQuery is incorrect?

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