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    Bogey Golfer Jonny Ryan Mac's Avatar
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    Pelham Literary Agency

    What do Y'all know about Pelham Literary?

    Found this http://www.pelhamliterary.com/index.html

    Looks like they used to do up front fees, but now do a Crit service? Anybody heard of these guys?
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    Who's going for a beer? waylander's Avatar
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    I queried them by e-mail and never heard back

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    The Pelham Literary Agency used to charge a reading fee, but discontinued this practice in 2003. However, the agency now encourages authors to submit through its critique service ($200)--in effect, an optional evaluation fee of the kind that's prohibited by the AAR.

    The only sales I'm aware of for Pelham are the five that appear on its website, three of them for a single author (Patrick Davis, who is now agented by Karen Solem). That's a pretty pathetic track record for an agency that claims to have been in business for fourteen years.

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    I queried them and received a rejection letter today, but I will say it was the nicest rejection letter I've received! lol.
    It may have been their standard form letter, but they said that although they liked my work, they were overwhelmed with submissions and that they hoped I would query them again with my project.
    That made me feel pretty good even if it was just a standard reply.

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    The Pelham Agency is unique in that it was founded by a writer who was frustrated by the treatment he had received from agents.


    No sign of further sales.
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    And now they're gone entirely.
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