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    Just thought I'd add my experience to this thread.

    Ms Paquette requested my full through a contest mid-December 2012 (MG historical), then responded the following day asking for a bio and saying she was very excited to read it. She was very friendly and enthusiastic.

    I didn't hear a peep after that, so I sent a gentle nudge three and a half months later, at the end of March. She replied five days later with a nice email saying she's been very busy lately and was still looking forward to reading it.

    Will update if/when I hear anything else.
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    Yes, you have to be extremely patient with Joan (unless you can nudge with another offer - she seems to respond quite promptly then). I originally queried her a YEAR ago. I hope to be able to report more definitive news soon, but I can at least say that hope is still alive with her. And from my interactions with her, she's worth the wait!
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    Heard back from Ms Paquette today, with a brief, but very nice pass and an offer to look at future work. So around four months to hear on a full. Will definitely query her with my new ms, she seems lovely.

    And fingers crossed for you, Joy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chimita View Post
    Ammi-Joan Paquette is doing The Writer's Voice 2013! Click here for more deets:
    http://monibw.blogspot.com/2013/04/t...3-details.html
    That's an amazing line-up you've got this year, Monica!
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    Ms. Paquette finally passed on my most recent novel, but that was spurred because I had an offer of representation from another agent. She had many kind things to say, and seems (not just because of that) as though she'd be great to work with.

    Good luck to everyone in the querying queue for her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedrellum View Post
    Ms. Paquette finally passed on my most recent novel, but that was spurred because I had an offer of representation from another agent. She had many kind things to say, and seems (not just because of that) as though she'd be great to work with.

    Good luck to everyone in the querying queue for her!
    Congrats on your offer, Thedrellum!!!
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    Ms. Paquette starred my PitMad pitch on December 4 last year and requested a query and 10 pages. Needless to say, I was pretty happy, since she was on my to-query list but only takes them via referral. I haven't heard anything since, which is why I'm scouring this thread, trying to get a handle on response times.

    Sounds like she takes her time. Of course, less than a month has elapsed, but I wondered if she might get through ten pages more quickly.

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    She announced it on Twitter today, so I guess I can share now. I am delighted to say that I am now represented by Joan. Everything I've heard about her is amazing and all of my interactions with her have been terrific. I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful agency!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RRK View Post
    She announced it on Twitter today, so I guess I can share now. I am delighted to say that I am now represented by Joan. Everything I've heard about her is amazing and all of my interactions with her have been terrific. I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful agency!
    Congratulations! That's so wonderful. Good luck on the road to publication!
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    Yay congrats RRK!!!!!
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    Do we have anything recent about this agency?




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    EndlesssDestiny, don't think much has changed with this stellar kid lit Agency over the years. They still only accept queries from referrals (existing clients or publishers) and from attendees at conferences such as SCBWI, where they have been on the faculty (and sometimes they request via twitter pitches)

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    I had a Pitmad 'like' from Ms. Paquette and sent her the query and first ten pages, as requested. The next day I had a lovely e-mail with a request for the full. So of course, I am nervous. I haven't sent it yet because I am reading over the ms one more time. It should take me about a week so I'm hoping that time-frame for sending it out is all right. So far I've had 6 other requests for fulls after querying agents who 'liked' my Twitter pitch on Sept 8th. , and I'm feeling rather nervous. I'll get in touch with stats when I hear back on the full.
    ETA: took the plunge and sent it!
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    Congratulations on the full!

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    I have a full out with Tricia Lawrence that she requested during #pitmad in June. It's been three months, so I'm thinking about following up, but wondering if it is too soon. Maybe I'll wait another month.

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    @SaraC

    I've had a full out with her for a while from a contest a while back. My understanding is she's behind on her reading.




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    Yes, she is. I ended up emailing her because I did a partial R &R with someone else, and wanted her to have the updated full, especially since the R & R was mostly line edits. She said she was behind, and replaced ms I sent her with the updated one.

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    I had a Twitter pitch 'like' from Erin Murphy on #Pitmad but Ms. Paquette is already reading my full. Should I e-mail Ms. Murphy and let her know, or just leave it until I get a response from my full, then try Ms. Murphy? If that's even allowed. She seems like she'd be an awesome agent also! Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pisco Sour View Post
    I had a Twitter pitch 'like' from Erin Murphy on #Pitmad but Ms. Paquette is already reading my full. Should I e-mail Ms. Murphy and let her know, or just leave it until I get a response from my full, then try Ms. Murphy? If that's even allowed. She seems like she'd be an awesome agent also! Thx!
    I once had Ms. Paquette and Ms. Lawrence request my manuscript at the same time through a similar series of events. I was upfront with both of them, and they both agreed to read and, if they both loved it, decide between themselves which of them would be best able to represent it. They both ended up passing when I got an offer from another agent, but it did surprise me that they were willing to review it at the same time.

    Long paragraph short: I think it would be worth reaching out to Ms. Murphy, explaining the situation, and going from there. Good luck!
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    That's great, thanks for answering! I'll do the necessary.

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