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    Laura Gross Literary Agency

    Can't find anything on this here...anyone know anything?

    Thanks!

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    Here's a starting point:

    http://www.agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=1017

    She represents Jodi Picoult.

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    P&E has a dollar sign next to the agency name which means verified sales, while the QueryTracker page contains one user comment that vaguely insinuates there was some kind of scandal, but I can't find any details about this supposed scandal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiehall View Post
    the QueryTracker page contains one user comment that vaguely insinuates there was some kind of scandal, but I can't find any details about this supposed scandal.
    That's an odd comment. Its actual words are "has a black mark" but no information is given at all. I've never heard anything negative about her. I've asked the commenter to explain.

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    Ever hear back, ICE? The only complaint I find is re: non-response to an emailed partial (in a comment to a post on MS from 2006).
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux View Post
    Ever hear back, ICE? The only complaint I find is re: non-response to an emailed partial (in a comment to a post on MS from 2006).
    Nope.

    If someone doesn't give specifics on a complaint, I tend to write it off as drive-by malice.

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    Non-response to an emailed partial?



    Lots of agents have that! All it takes is a problem with the spam filter, and the agent might be thinking the author never sent it to begin with.

    If that's the worst this agency has, then it isn't a problem at all!

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    I'm fixing to query her so I'll let everyone know. I can't find anything bad on her....
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    I queried her a few months ago on my novel. Never got a response.

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    ....sigh.....not good to hear.....
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    Reply from Laura Gross

    I got a reply from Laura Gross's agency two weeks after I submitted, from Amaryah Orenstein, one of her agents. Her reply said 'thank you for submitting (my manuscript) - I can't take on any new projects right now.'

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    Queried her on 9/30. Next day request for a partial… nothing since. It’s okay, they still carry cigarettes at the corner store.

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    I queried in February and got an email request for an outline and the first 4 chapters a month later. I like nibbles, but I query nearly every week. If I don't hear back, that won't stop me from moving on.

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    Any new information on this agent?

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    Queendeva ~
    I queried today, using her website submission form.
    I'll keep you posted as to my progress ~ hawk

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    The author I ghostwrite for sent a query via the online form 7/29/11 and got a form rejection on 9/22.

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    Queried today via the submission form. I'll let you know. Unless I get a quickie response, it seems 6 weeks is the norm with most agents these days.

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