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Thread: Ayesha Pande Literary (formerly Collins Literary Agency)

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    Congrats Dawnny! Did you ever hear back yet? Hopefully you did and are too busy celebrating and signing to answer

    I got a full request from Ayesha Pande two weeks ago and just sent it out last week. It seems like I'm in for a long wait though...

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    Congrats to you, too, Jennifer!

    No, I haven't heard anything back from Ayesha yet. But it's only been 2 months (almost 2 1/2). Still too early to nudge on a full!

    Fingers crossed for both of us!

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    I sent a full to her on request on 3/2. Is it really expected to take 2 1/2 months + to hear back on a full from Collins? I was expecting 1-2 months max. The other full I sent got a response in two weeks. This is an eye-opener (not favorable obviously). I suppose we should continue to query elsewhere.

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    Thumbs up

    yeah they actually state on their website that the expected time is 8-12 weeks, that's too much time to just hold on to them....keep querying, I agree
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    By the way this agency has now changed its name to Ayesha Pande Literary.

    New website: http://pandeliterary.com/
    PS - on submission

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    Has anybody heard back on any fulls or partials sent to Ayesha Pande? It's been nearly three months since I've sent mines off so I just wanted to check and see where everyone was before I nudged her...

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    I sent her a requested partial last April and never heard back so I nudged her in late June. No response. I've read she's a good agent.

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    What are their submission guidelines? I couldn't find any specifications on their website, nor on query tracker. I haven't checked agentquery yet though.

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    Never mind. Just went to agentquery-query + first five pages. Although she says she likes eclectic, and that's not how I would really classify my ms. Not sure if I should query her w/ my contemporary YA.
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    it can't hurt to try!

    for future reference, her submission guidelines may be found here:

    http://pandeliterary.com/contact/submissions/
    PS - on submission

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    Thanks Donut! I looked on her website, but all it has is what type of ms they are looking for, not what to send. I'm thinking of querying her, so I hope the info. on agentquery is correct.
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    this is what I found on that page:

    In the interest of the environment we prefer email queries, addressed to
    queries [at] pandeliterary [dot] com

    Please describe your project, and include a brief bio and your publishing history, if any. IMPORTANT: Please send five sample pages pasted into the body of the email. No attachments please.
    [Ayesha Pande]
    If you do not have access to a computer, please mail your letter along with the five sample pages and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to us at this address:
    [Ayesha Pande]
    was there some other specific information you were looking for?
    PS - on submission

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    I clicked on that page and didn't see any of that, weird!

    Thanks so much though. That was exactly what I needed. I'm going to query Ms. Pande this afternoon. Cross your fingers for me?
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    it was in a column on the right -- maybe the style sheet didn't show properly on your computer.

    fingers crossed!
    PS - on submission

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    TY. Just sent my query off!
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    Just in case you were wondering, I follow Ayesha on Twitter and she is very nice, easy going and definitely an author's advocate. If you've been waiting for longer than 12 weeks and kind nudge would not be a bad thing. She is guesting on my blog soon. Great agent and a great agency. Good luck to all who have subs with her!

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    This LA appears to be dead. Ayesha Pande is now at Ayesha Pande Literary.


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    D'oh! Yep, changed back in April. Will update title, etc.

    ETA: Here's Ayesha's PM page: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com.../agent_ayesha/
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    I made a mistake and sent a query not knowing the genre she represented. This was a reply that her assistant sent only days after I queried her.

    Oh crumb. Nice query and very clean hook. We don't represent Fantasy though.
    Keep querying!
    Alyson


    I was so touched that she spent the time sending me this email when there are hundreds out there that don't even bother.

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    That might be the most adorable rejection I've ever seen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kaitie View Post
    That might be the most adorable rejection I've ever seen.
    Ditto I wish I said things like, "Oh, crumb."
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaitie View Post
    That might be the most adorable rejection I've ever seen.
    I know. She made me want to run out and bake something sweet, LOL.
    Last edited by ksbaby; 01-21-2011 at 10:00 AM.

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    Hee hee... You guys make me laugh.

    It's hard to reply personally to 1300 queries, but on the ones that come so close, it's hard not to. Good writing leaps out and smacks me. I love it, so keep it up!

    Alyson

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    (I saw you tweet about that query, Crzywritergrl!)

    ksbaby, hunt down those fantasy agents! Sounds like you have a great query and premise. : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by honeysock View Post
    (I saw you tweet about that query, Crzywritergrl!)

    ksbaby, hunt down those fantasy agents! Sounds like you have a great query and premise. : )
    Thanks to you and Crzywritergrl!
    Last edited by ksbaby; 01-22-2011 at 02:39 AM.

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