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Thread: [Packager] Alloy Entertainment (Les Morgenstein)

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    Yep: I got a failure notice too. Somebody have the correct sub address?

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    I submitted to them awhile ago. They asked for full, and then we had some back-and-forth about the series I had proposed. Ultimately my submission was rejected b/c they had a similar project on their books already, but I was told I could submit another project in the future.

    I found their dealings with me very courteous, and professional.

    What email address did you use? I don't have my email on this device, but I can post the email address I used when I get home. But it was the one on their site, I'm sure.
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    I used this one:

    thecollaborative@alloyentertainment.com

    Delivery Failure.

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    Here's the response I got from them on FB:

    Hi Chris,
    Alloy Entertainment commented on their Wall post.
    Alloy Entertainment wrote: "We are currently having technical difficulties with that email address. In the meantime, you can send your submissions to kmcgee@alloyentertainment.com."

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    That was the address I used. Glad to see that you got it sorted out. Best of luck with your submission!
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    I contacted Katie McGee about my submission (since it's been a while) and she responded today saying that they were backed up on their submission email and will get to it soon. The failure was mainly due to the move in offices. They are starting to catch up now so I was wondering, (since there were others in this thread that submitted) has anyone heard back from them?

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    I submitted to them over a year ago and heard back in two weeks (rejected because they weren't looking for paranormal at the time). Tried again with a contemporary suspense in January, but haven't heard anything yet - it was six weeks yesterday.

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    I got a full request from the on the 27th!

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    Good for you, Irishlass. You must have copped that off of five pages, eh?

    I think I'm going to let my agent handle this one and give her both addresses--the one to Katie and the other one.

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    Thanks, Tri! And yes, I sent in the first five pages of a work in progress. They say in the submission guidelines that they accept partial manuscripts so I thought I's give it a try. Normally, there would be no way I would do that, but since Alloy is a book packager I figure the whole point is to work with them on it. We'll see.

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    Heard back from Alloy today. They found my 'concept interesting and definitely suspenseful', but they have a few projects that are similar to mine and are passing.

    At least it got farther than my last submission to them. I might try them again down the road if I come up with anything else.

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    Alloy has licensed assorted properties to Amazon for its Kindle Worlds program. Main discussion is here: Fanfiction just went legit.
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    Has anyone had any recent dealings with the Collaborative wing of Alloy Entertainment? Any idea what their turn around time is on a full request?

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    I've been waiting on a submission for mmm, about 9 months now. I nudged Katie McGee a few times. She said they had some technical failure with their email when they moved offices. That was back in Feb. She said she'd get to it as soon as she can. But then I nudged months later and she said she lost it and to resend. That was in May. Haven't heard anything since.

    I will say however, Katie does respond to nudges and is really polite.

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    I sent in my 2nd YA book--synopsis and first five. We'll see what's up. They say turnaround is about six weeks.

    tri

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    Thanks for the info Undercover and triceratops. I've only been waiting a few weeks. I'll post my stats when I hear.

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    Bumping thread since I got a full request from them this week .

    I'm not expecting to hear anything for a long while (the holidays and all) but it was a nice surprise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hester View Post
    Bumping thread since I got a full request from them this week .

    I'm not expecting to hear anything for a long while (the holidays and all) but it was a nice surprise...
    When did you submit, Ann?

    I nudged a few times, she got back to me on the first nudge and I had to resend, that was a long time ago. I nudged again and nothing.

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    Hi Undercover!

    I queried (with a five page sample) on 12/9 and got the full request on 12/18. Crossables crossed and all that .

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    Damn, hester. That's remarkable that you pulled a full request. You sure did something right. I have not or ever solved the riddle of what their looking for. Could have been my style, I'm sure. Although I've had no problems with either of my subbed YA titles--in fact, I've had contracts offered on both 11 times now. Alloy has always been a mystery to me.

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    Yeah, I agree with Tri here. Definitely remarkable. You like never hear that. Very very rarely if ever does anyone get that far.

    Good Luck with it honey! Please keep us posted.

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    Awww, thank you so much, tri and Undercover!! I'll definitely update when I hear something. You guys rock!!

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    Hello all! I submitted a query and the first 5 pages of my manuscript on 4/02 and got a full request yesterday (4/07). I wasn't expecting them to respond so quickly, but it was a nice surprise. I sent the full to them last night, and I'm excited to see what they think. I'll keep you updated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Anne Bradshaw View Post
    Hello all! I submitted a query and the first 5 pages of my manuscript on 4/02 and got a full request yesterday (4/07). I wasn't expecting them to respond so quickly, but it was a nice surprise. I sent the full to them last night, and I'm excited to see what they think. I'll keep you updated!
    Now that's a good sign. Pardon, but I've never had any phucking luck with them. You must know the secret (literary) password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triceretops View Post
    Now that's a good sign. Pardon, but I've never had any phucking luck with them. You must know the secret (literary) password.

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    Haha, I don't know about that, I think I just got lucky. I'd been striking out with other agents, so I refined my query before I tried Alloy. Now I'm just playing the waiting game
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