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    Oh, Montage, I'm so sorry to hear! I haven't heard back yet...getting nervous. I'm glad she gave you some good feedback, though--so often people get little more than a form on requested fulls. I understand that agents don't have time for more. So when they do give you that extra gift, it's a nice thing. There are a few other kidlit-only agencies--have you tried them? (Tracey Adams is closed to unsoliciteds, but she goes to a fair number of conferences. And then there's Pippin Properties--reps Kate DiCamillo--and a brand spankin' new one, Greenhouse Literary, here: http://www.greenhouseliterary.com/.)

    Anyway...not trying to hijack the thread, since it's hard to find info on closed agents. But I'm at 2.5 months (1.5 if you discount December, which I think you basically have to), so I've got a while yet before I need to haunt the mailbox. I keep meeting people who know her, and...I'm trying to control the hope monster.

    MUST work on another project quickly and get this out of my mind for now!

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    Greenhouse Literary Agency

    I checked out Greenhouse Lit and even though they said they do YA I'm not sure if they would be interested in edgy YA urban fantasy. Does anyone know more specifically what they are into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopcus View Post
    I checked out Greenhouse Lit and even though they said they do YA I'm not sure if they would be interested in edgy YA urban fantasy. Does anyone know more specifically what they are into?
    Hello Hop,

    Sarah Davies
    Greenhouse Literary Agency
    11308 Lapham Drive
    Oakton, VA 22124
    703 865 4990

    querytracker.net says that she handles Middle Grade and Young Adult.

    PM has nothing that she represented, but I found some deals that were sold to a "Sarah Davies" at Macmillan in the UK. Looks like it could be the same person. Maybe she moved to the US to become an agent.

    August 11, 2005
    Foreign rights:
    UK Children's F. E. Higgins's THE BLACK BOOK OF SECRETS, about a boy on the run who crosses paths with a mysterious, travelling pawnbroker who trades people's deepest, darkest, secrets for cash, to Sarah Davies at Macmillan Children's, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2007 and the second in 2008, by Janice Swanson at Curtis Brown UK.


    March 12, 2004
    Foreign rights Sarah Mlynowski's first novel in a comic YA series BRAS & BROOMSTICKS to Sigrid Kraus of Salamandra in Spain, in a very nice deal, by Laura Dail and International Editors. Rights have also been sold to: Albin Michel in France (via Eliane Benisti), Random House Germany (via Thomas Schluck), Vassallucci in Holland, Sonzogno in Italy (via Roberto Santachiara), Sony in Japan (via Owl's), WSOY in Finland and Richters in Sweden (via Ulf Toregard), Amarin in Thailand, and to Sarah Davies at Macmillan in the UK.


    October 30, 2003
    Children's NYT bestselling author Meg Cabot's three more PRINCESS DIARIES books, a companion novel to her best-selling ALL-AMERICAN GIRL, and one other YA novel, again to Abigail
    McAden at Harper Children's, in a major deal for seven figures, by Laura Langlie.
    UK rights to the three PRINCESS DIARIES novels, the companion to ALL-AMERICAN GIRL, and TEEN IDOL (already
    under contract at Harper), to Sarah Davies at Macmillan, by Annette Green on the author's behalf.
    German rights to TEEN IDOL to Bertelsmann, by the Thomas Schlueck Agency.


    June 7, 2002
    Fiction UK rights to Carl Hiassen's HOOT, his first children's book, to Sarah Davies at Macmillan Children's Books, in a "substantial five-figure" deal, by Deborah Rogers at Rogers, Coleridge & White.


    October 2, 2001
    Children's Bestselling YA author Meg Cabot's next three PRINCESS DIARIES novels, plus another untitled book, to Abigail McAden at HarperCollins Children's, in a significant deal, by Laura Langlie. Cabot's new series ALL-AMERICAN GIRL and the three new Princess titles were sold to Sarah Davies at Macmillan UK, through co-agent Annette Green. ALL-AMERICAN GIRL has been optioned to Disney by Bill Contardi at William Morris, with Debra Martin Chase, a producer of THE PRINCESS DIARIES and its planned sequel, again producing.


    Hope this helps.

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    Wow! Thanks a lot ExposingCorruption, that is just the kind of info I wanted.

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    I think this will explain satisfactorily who Sarah Davies is
    http://www.greenhouseliterary.com/in...te/sarahs_blog

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    Has anyone gotten any rejections or requests from Greenhouse Literary yet?

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    I got a kind of request -- I sent my query with the first three chaps as suggested by her submission page -- and she e-mailed me with a request for the first three chaps again (very nice message -- sent from her Blackberry) and thanking me for my query, which she said she enjoyed.

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    24 day personalized ejection to equery
    with three chapters attached.
    very kind. also gave a specific reason why
    she didn't feel it was right for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaotien View Post
    24 day personalized ejection to equery
    with three chapters attached.
    very kind. also gave a specific reason why
    she didn't feel it was right for her.
    Same experience here (though it was only 16 days).

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    So you guys have attached the first three chapters and not pasted them? I'm not sure what to do and the website doesn't specify. (and it seems most agents are anti-attachments so I didn't want to do the wrong thing!)
    Rachel

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    Rachel,
    I pasted mine and got a response three weeks later, so it's okay to paste in the e-mail.

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    Thanks!
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    I got a lovely rejection from Sarah. She said she didn't think the UK market had much space for 'serious' teen fiction and that the US market had quite a few. So she passed on it.
    She admired the titles of all 3 of my books (I'm writing my 3rd - sent her my second). And she said she would be happy to read my next book.

    Oh and I always paste the stuff in my email unless it says they accept attachments.

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    I received a very nice form rejection from Sarah, with an apology that—because of the volume of submissions she's recently received—she can't continue her practice of responding with a personal note. (I'd submitted about three weeks ago, so she responds in a timely maner.)

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    queried on Oct. 7
    kindly worded rejection on Oct. 12

    I thought that was nice, since she says on her webpage that they only respond if interested.

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    R but one of my favorite kinds "Thanks for your submission. I’m sorry, but it isn’t one for me."
    I like the plain and simple, no fancy "I'm sorry but I must step aside" nonsense...

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    I meant to post here ages ago but kept forgetting. Sarah and Julia Churchill (who's working for the agency in the UK) did a presentation to the British chapter of the SCBWI in February about writing manuscripts, query letters etc (all the normal stuff that anyone who's done their research will already know - but still good to hear it from the source). Both ladies were really nice - more than happy to chat and give their opinion and v. open about the process and what they're looking for.

    Anyway, chatting to Julia afterwards, she said that she was particularly keen on dark children's/YA fiction. So if anyone has a project that seems pretty dark, she might well be worth a punt.

    MM

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    Submitted May 18th with the first 2 chapters in the body. Got a really nice, really personalized ejection from Sarah today (June 9th). Dissapointed cause she seemed really great to work with but totally appreciate how she worded her rejection.

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    I also received a nice rejection from Sarah today. I queried her on 5/29/09. Too bad, she seems great to work with and I really enjoy her blog.

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    Four day form rejection on a query + 5 pages.

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    For anyone who's interested, an interview with Sarah Davies:

    http://cwim.blogspot.com/2008/02/new...davies-of.html

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    I queried Julia on 27/07/2009 and got a rejection a week later. It was only a brief note, saying she was sorry but she didn't feel my novel was for her. But she did use my name, instead of the usual dear author response, and I appreciated that.

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    Queried her yesterday, got a request for a partial/full in less than 24 hours. Just a nerve-wracking waiting game from here on out.

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    Got my R from Sarah today. Sent 9/7. Best of luck to you Deltay!
    There is only one guaranteed outcome when you write a novel: insanity.

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    I submitted a query (+5 pages) today, so here's hoping!
    I absolutely adore the effort they've put in for the website, all the way down to a personal introduction and information video.
    Last edited by YA_Writer; 10-12-2009 at 05:39 AM.
    POLYPHONY (completed - YA Paranormal Romance - 97k): currently in query land
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