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Thread: Gregory & Company Authors' Agents (UK)

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    Gregory & Company Authors' Agents (UK)

    Has anyone dealt with this agency?

    http://www.gregoryandcompany.co.uk/about_us.asp

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    I went through the agency's website and it seems upfront enough. They do mention having an inhouse editing service, I don't know if they charge for the service.

    They have recent sales and seem adept as placing work with publishers elsewhere on the continent.

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    They took my full manuscript about 3 years ago, read it within the time they said they would take, and passed on it.
    Solidly respectable agency with a good record of sales.

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    They turned my first three chapters down very civilly.

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    This was the first agent I sent by recently completed crime novel to.

    Like Penguin Queen, my first 3 chapters got rejected quite civilly, and within a week of my sending them.

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    E-mail bounced back

    Has anybody tried to e-mail a submission to Gregory & Co Authors' Agents lately? Mine bounced back, and I've double-checked I typed correctly:

    maryjones@gregoryandcompany.co.uk

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    Gregory & Co Authors' Agents

    Has anybody tried to e-mail a submission to Gregory & Co Authors' Agents lately? Mine bounced back, and I've double-checked I typed correctly:

    maryjones@gregoryandcompany.co.uk

    [Just curious: Is there really a "Mary Jones," or is this their creative attempt to avoid using the run-of-the-mill e-mail address "submissions@" for queries?]

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    There is already a thread for Gregory and Co, here which you have previously posted in.


    The vast majority of AWers are US based, so you may not find anybody else here who is submitting to them.


    From their Submissions page:

    (Please put the word SUBMISSION before your book’s title in the subject line, so we can distinguish your message from the huge volume of spam that we receive.)
    Did you do that?

    Also, Mary Jones is listed on their staff page, so I imagine she's real.

    If you've still no joy, try sending from a different email address (maybe even from a different host - if you're using gmail, try a yahoo one), or contact the general info(at) address. Automated systems mess up sometimes.

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    I submitted to them on a project about a year and a half ago.

    While I didn't keep records of the email, my spreadsheet shows that I had an emailed rejection from Mary Jones three days after submission. I would have used the email address on their web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theo81 View Post
    There is already a thread for Gregory and Co, here which you have previously posted in.


    The vast majority of AWers are US based, so you may not find anybody else here who is submitting to them.


    From their Submissions page:



    Did you do that?

    Also, Mary Jones is listed on their staff page, so I imagine she's real.

    If you've still no joy, try sending from a different email address (maybe even from a different host - if you're using gmail, try a yahoo one), or contact the general info(at) address. Automated systems mess up sometimes.
    Yes, I followed their guidelines. Interesting suggestion about trying a different email address from a different host. I'll try sending from a gmail account this time and see what happens.

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