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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishD View Post
    Laura Langlie is notorious for very fast rejections (mine was 27 minutes from when I hit the send button) so getting a partial request? Well done!!
    And you're doing good too! Mine was 8 minutes.

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    I'm trying not to get toooooo excited, but --

    LL responded to my query within 20 minutes and request the manuscript. Since she didn't specify otherwise, I sent her the complete novel. Now, less than two days later, she has e-mailed to tell me that she is enjoying my novel ... and asked if any other agents are currently reading it.

    That HAS to be a good sign, right?

    In any case, I do have four other agents reading partials at the moment. I e-mailed her that several agents were reading, but only she has the complete manuscript.

    I am NOT holding my breath ... I am NOT holding my breath ... those are just hiccups, really ...
    "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'

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    Very enigmatic. LL replied to my last e-mail simply with: "Ok. Thanks."

    So now I AM holding my breath ...

    "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'

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    You're probably trying so hard not to get excited here, and I can't help but be excited FOR you.

    It sounds like a good sign. Sending cyber-luck your way... NOW!

    WOOT!

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    Thanks for the warm wishes!
    "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoisLane View Post
    *claps* Ms. Langlie has requested a partial of my ms. I'm so excited that I needed to tell somebody and as I am alone in my pre/post-Communism bedroom in Praha, I decided to post it here.

    I equeried her two days ago and she just emailed from a book fair in Italy telling me when to send it. I reworked my query this week (with the help of the folks at AQ--I just signed up here) and this has made all the frustration worthwhile. It's just a partial but I must celebrate the baby steps because it will lead to running, jumping and leaping!! YAY!
    Any movement with Ms. Langlie? From partial to full?

    I haven't heard anything on my end, and I'm curious as to how Ms. Langlie generally works -- procedure and/or time-wise -- past the query stage.

    Anyone?
    "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'

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    Must've hexed myself ...

    with that last posting, because I received a "thanks, but no thanks" e-mail from Ms. Langlie today.

    Brief-but-nice rejection, by the way.

    "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'

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    SIGH...

    Did she at least give helpful feedback? Sorry to hear that.

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    Arg. Hate to get self-hexed. Spin three complete cirlces--counter-clockwise, of course--so the hex doesn't spill over to your other submissions. Heck, I'll spin too. Might help you, won't hurt me, and I like the way it makes a beer go to my head.

    Better results on the others,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barber View Post
    SIGH...

    Did she at least give helpful feedback? Sorry to hear that.
    Nope. But she did at least make it sound plausible when she said it was a tough decision ...
    "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAP View Post
    Arg. Hate to get self-hexed. Spin three complete cirlces--counter-clockwise, of course--so the hex doesn't spill over to your other submissions. Heck, I'll spin too. Might help you, won't hurt me, and I like the way it makes a beer go to my head.

    Better results on the others,

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    Thanks, Kap.

    Wait a minute -- my self-witchery is a bit rusty, especially when it comes to reverse hexes.

    Is it, "Northern Hemisphere, think drain" (spin counter-clockwise) or "Southern Hemisphere, DON'T THINK drain" (spin counter-clockwise)?

    No, wait -- is it, "Northern Hemisphere, DON'T THINK DRAIN"?

    Hmmm ... I always get them mixed up ...

    I guess the safest best is "Don't think -- drink!"

    Beer or otherwise.

    "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'

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    Great thread- I love how everyone on here looks after each other

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    You folks weren't kidding when you said "fast." Seven minutes from "send" to "R." <sigh>

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    Quote Originally Posted by shameless View Post
    You folks weren't kidding when you said "fast." Seven minutes from "send" to "R." <sigh>
    My rejection took three hours. No request for partial, just "I don't think I'm the right person to represent this work."

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    A got a four minute rejection from LL.

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    It's going on an hour and ten minutes since I queried and nothing yet.

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    She can't be reading these queries. She must have a program on her computer set to automatically send rejections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyf027 View Post
    She can't be reading these queries. She must have a program on her computer set to automatically send rejections.
    I received a request from her about 5 minutes after I sent my query. Some agents are just really fast at replying to queries. I think she's just very fast at reading and getting back to you.

    Personally, I had nothing but polite and professional communication with Ms. Langlie, who ultimately passed on my manuscript. It was a nice personal reject, too.

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    A very polite pass about 2 hours after I queried.

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    Laura rejected me the first time in 8 minutes, the second time in one hour. I've queried a lot of agents, and she's definitely faster that anyone else. However she does it, I wish other agents would take note.

    If you query her, you might want to read this first: An Agent's Viewpoint: Laura Langlie on Drawing Readers into Your Setting.

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    Fast and polite rejection for me, too. 22 minutes on a Sunday. That is surprising.

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    All I can tell you is that this agency is prompt in their rejections. They've never made me wait long on mine. *Shrugs*
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    I queried Ms. Langlie on a YA yesterday morning at 7:10am. She responded with a request for a partial at 7:55am. Today, at 8:37am, I received a very kind rejection. I think it's fantastic that there are agent out there who are this considerate of writers. Sure, it was a rejection, but it was great to go through the process so quickly and effectively. Thank you, Ms. Langlie.
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