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    Question Evan Marshall Agency

    I looked in the index and searched the thread but couldn't find anything about this agency. They're on my first tier list to query on a fantasy romance adventure novel. I've googled them and know they're RWA recognized.

    What I want to know is what anyone's experience has been with them.

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    Evan Marshall sells quite a few books, mostly to houses like Dorcester and Kensington, although he also has made some big sales. He is given a 'recommended' listing by P&E. It looks like his main thrust is in the mystery/romance genre. His web site indicates he will look at fantasy, but I don't see any evidence of sales in that area, even fantasy/romance.

    I sent him a query once about an Urban Fantasy and he did respond with a request for a full, but after some more research I decided to instead pursue other agencies I thought would be more suited to my type of book.

    Perhaps someone with more knowledge, like Victoria, will weigh in.

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    I met him once. He's a very nice man. He reps Bobbi Smith, who writes western romances.
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    you can find a little more info about his sales on Karen Fox's Web site (www.ikarenfox.com--i think).

    Rejected my query, but I sent him a very unconventional romance, so my bad, really. I googled him, but had a difficult time digging up info. Definitely worth a shot querying, imho.

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    I'm not aware that he's especially active in the fantasy/SF market.

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    He responds fairly quickly to queries. The writers I've known who've approached him (including myself) received a response within 2 weeks. He requested my full and passed about 3 months later. I know a writer who's repped by him. They haven't sold yet, but he's been supportive and encouraging.

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    Huh. PM page is gone, so here's his AgentQuery page.

    His home site(s): www.thenovelist.com
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    Sorry for the necromancy in reviving this thread, but I have a quick question about Mr. Marshall.

    His AgentQuery page says that he's no longer accepting unsolicited queries. Can anyone confirm this?

    I ask because Mr. Marshall was the only agent who responded to my first novel query, and indeed requested the full manuscript. It was rejected, but I'd hoped that he'd like the second one better, or that the first ms. request could act as a foot in the door.

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    If it were only "no unsolicited queries", you might be forgiven for sending a brief letter along the lines of "you found promise in my first ms, may I query you re: my second?", in the hopes he'd then solicit your query. But, alas, he also states "only accepting queries from published authors"; so if you aren't already published, save your stamp.
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    Looks like his website is plugging a Novel Writing Software and also a makeover handbook.

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    Yep, thenovelist.com (which now redirects to http://writeanovelfast.com/) is his product page. His home site is: http://www.evan-marshall.com/index.htm. He's still reporting sales on PM.
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    Just an update since I'm again looking for an agent: I visited the above links and what I see is someone promoting his own work rather than currently repping other writers. For me, that's a red flag. I also tried to find him on Publishers Marketplace and couldn't (but that could be my fault). He is still on agentquery though.
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    Is he even still an agent? I can't find a webpage for an agency or a publishers marketplace page....does anyone know?

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    Doubtful he's still an active agent. Either way, I'd definitely proceed w/ caution. (Read: don't bother.)
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    He just updated his profile on Writers Market. On of his recent sales,m a psychological thriller by Erica Spindler, was published by St Martin on June 2011. I wonder if he takes historical fiction...

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    This is on his Writers market page:


    • Member of AAR: True
    • Member of WGA: False
    • Memberships: Other memberships include MWA, Sisters in Crime.
    • Simultaneous Submissions: No Answer
    • Current Handles: novels 100%
    • Submissions: Do not query. Currently accepting clients only by referal from editors and our own clients.
    • Responds in 1 week to queries. Responds in 3 months to mss.
    • Obtains most new clients through recommendations from others.
    • Offers written contract.


    Needs

    Represents: novels



    Fiction

    Represents: action,adventure,erotica,ethnic,frontier,historica l,horror,humor,inspirational,literary,mainstream,m ystery,religious,satire,science fiction,suspense,western

    romance (contemporary, gothic, historical, regency)

    Recent Sales

    • Watch Me Die, by Erica Spindler (St. Martin's Press)
    • The First Day of the Rest of My Life, by Cathy Lamb (Kensington)
    • Highland Protector, by Hannah Howell (Zebra)
    • Devoured by Darkness, by Alexandra Ivy (Kensington).


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    Sites have been consolidated to: http://themarshallplan.net/
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    It looks like he is accepting unsolicited queries now according to his website. I sent him one yesterday.

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