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    [Agency] Spencerhill Associates

    Anybody heard of Spencerhill Associates?
    "Cowards die many times before their deaths,
    The valiant never taste of death but once."


    - Shakespeare

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    I believe that's Karen Solem's agency. Karen was a much respected editor then left to go into agenting and was with Writers House for a time then moved to or started Spencerhill.
    ~Barbara Sheridan~
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    Thanks alot Barbra. This is very helpful!
    "Cowards die many times before their deaths,
    The valiant never taste of death but once."


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    they're totally legit and seem to have a solid sales track record, from what I've seen.

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    Thanks Miss Clara. Very helpful indeed!
    "Cowards die many times before their deaths,
    The valiant never taste of death but once."


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    Jennifer Schober @ Spencerhill Associates

    Does anyone have any information on her or the agency? I've read some good things, but have gotten conflicting directions on different websites on how to query.
    "Just give it to me straight...what are my chances?"

    "I'd say...about one in a million."

    "So you're saying there's a chance! Yes!"

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    Google links reveal email to ksolem@klsbooks.com, but the web site is under construction--not a good sign of presence. But maybe they just can't be bothered, business is so good.

    Karen Solem is founder, looks like Jennifer Schober has been aboard since October 2006 and had six sales sometime early this year. You can find snail mail address at Chatham, NY. Best write her there and request submission guidelines.

    Also check out what writer Allison Kent has to say.

    And writer John Lamb.
    Last edited by a_sharp; 12-12-2007 at 07:43 AM.


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    Thanks Agentquery gave an email saying a query with first 3 as an attachment but querytracker.net said only snail mail, so I thought I'd quadruple check as emails with attachments tend to get deleted with most agents
    "Just give it to me straight...what are my chances?"

    "I'd say...about one in a million."

    "So you're saying there's a chance! Yes!"

    The Courtland Necklace/Treasured Lies:
    Queries Pending: 7
    Partials Pending: 2
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    WIP - 7,771/60,000

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    Here's a link to a recent interview with her. Read everything, including the comments. She states how to query her and it includes her email address.

    http://authormba.blogspot.com/2007/1...-jennifer.html


    fwiw, I got a form rejection in less than 24 hours. Actually, I think it was around 12 hours. your mileage may vary.

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    She responded quickly to me when I emailed and was very pleasant and helpful

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    Schober's 3-chapter attachment sub guideline

    Hi --

    Has anybody had any problems sending the first 3 chapters of their mss to Jennifer Schober along with their query?

    Or any successes, either, for that matter.

    It does seem like a counter-intuitive way of submitting an unsolicited query --

    "'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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    My God she seems like an agent made just for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerwoman View Post
    My God she seems like an agent made just for me.
    What makes you say that?
    "'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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    I queried her via email with an attachment, following the guidelines on AQ. Received nice rejection about 3 weeks later.

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    Hi all-
    Saw this thread's been quiet for awhile and just wanted to see if anyone has queried Jennifer Schober recently. Thanks!
    Blood in the Stars ~ paranormal romance, Aug 2013 from Soul Mate Publishing
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    I finished my first book seventy-six years ago. I offered it to every publisher on the English-speaking earth I had ever heard of. Their refusals were unanimous: and it did not get into print until, fifty years later, publishers would publish anything that had my name on it ~ George Bernard Shaw

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    QueryTracker says as of May 7 she doesn't take unsolicited queries, but Agent Quest still has her listed as taking them.

    I'd send one. It can't hurt.

    BTW - I had terrific feedback from her, including several very encouraging, personal emails. She requested my full a few months ago but passed. She suggested she would take it on if I changed the POV, but since I have other agents interested, I haven't done that. If my current book doesn't find a home, she's top on my list for the next time around.

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    Does anyone have info on Karen Solem? She reps Christian and Literary Fiction, which is what my adult novel is. When I queried her the other day, I got this kinda cryptic response..."I am reading at home on Thursdays but will be checking e-mail periodically. I will get back to you when I can."

    Just wondering!

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    I just queried Ms. Jennifer Schober today along with an attachment for the first three chapters.

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    Ms. Schober has my full after requesting revisions. Keep your fingers crossed.

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    Congrats and good luck bookgirl!
    I wonder how fast does she respond to queries usually.

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    vermillion

    Jennifer always responded to my emails pretty quicky. The first was within a week from my query. She requested a partial which she unfortunately passed on but graciously invited me to rewrite the current ms and said her door was open for future works.
    She certainly knows her stuff.
    I did the rewrite for her and emailed her a week later. She wrote back that day requesting the full in hard copy.

    Still haven't heard back but I just mailed it to her on 6/3.

    Hope you hear back!

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    Jennifer Schober

    Hi, Vermillion and gang. Any response from Jennifer thus far? Is she taking subs?

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    Bookgirl- did you ever hear back from Jennifer? Does anyone have any information on if they are actually taking submissions or not?
    There is only one guaranteed outcome when you write a novel: insanity.

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    What's going on with Jennifer Schober and Spencerhill? Is she accepting queries yet? How do you contact her? Is there anybody out there who might have any answers? I queried back in July and didn't hear a word back.

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