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Old 07-02-2010, 07:45 AM   #76
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:44 AM   #77
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Query tracker removed Drew and Rob today as well.

I wonder if they're forming their own agency? The boss got wind and pre-emptively fired them?
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:46 AM   #78
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I got word today that Andrea's assistant is reviewing the manuscript I sent Rob and will get back to me. Can't ask for more than that.

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Old 07-03-2010, 07:32 AM   #79
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I also got a message today (from Rob's email address but sent by Andrea) letting me know they are reviewing the material (partial) I sent. Looks like they're addressing the departures in a responsible and prompt manner, which is a big contrast from some of the "black hole" stories I've heard about agents departing other agencies over the years.
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:24 PM   #80
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I got a mail from Andrea stating that Rob Daniel passed away.
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:37 PM   #81
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Sad news indeed. Rest in peace, Rob.
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:14 AM   #82
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Oh, that's sad. It must have been unexpected if he was asking for material so recently. I wish them the best. Good luck to recent submitters.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:28 AM   #83
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Oh, how sad about Rob. He seemed like such a nice man in my dealings with him.

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Old 07-12-2010, 12:07 AM   #84
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:42 PM   #85
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I got a form from R Drew Perez today from his Hurst account with the Hurst sig.

I wonder why he left at the same time Rob died and why he (or someone assuming his identity for e-mail purposes) is still listing himself as:

"Drew Perez
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:29 AM   #86
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I queried Gordon Warnock at the end of June and got a partial request today. Still don't see any sales from him on the site, and they seem a little light on sales overall, but he seems quite nice and I'm interested in hearing how it goes.
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Sent an equery to Gordon Warnock and received a reject same-day. From his blackberry.
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I noticed that P&E has this agency listed with an 'editing advisory.' Is that new, and is it because they also have paid editing services?
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Anyone had a successful fiction sale?

Has anyone out there had successful fiction sales with Andrea Hurst's agency?

My novel is YA fantasy, so I was a little surprised when they requested a partial, since it's not a genre they typically represent. Does anyone have experience with their fiction representation, particularly YA? Thank you!
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:45 PM   #93
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I just queried Nickie Motter with my upper Mg/lower YA fantasy. (It really teeters on the verge so I figured I'd give her a shot) She doesn't rep MG fyi--but mine is so in between I thought I'd try b/c she likes dark elements and twisted villains.

Query was sent Dec 26th so here's hoping.

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:49 PM   #94
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:55 AM   #95
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I just queried Nickie Motter with my upper Mg/lower YA fantasy. (It really teeters on the verge so I figured I'd give her a shot) She doesn't rep MG fyi--but mine is so in between I thought I'd try b/c she likes dark elements and twisted villains.

Query was sent Dec 26th so here's hoping.
I hope you spelled her name correctly. It's Vickie (not Nickie). (I'm not trying to be snarky, just wanted to correct it here in case others query her from your post). Good luck with your querying!
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Woops typo on my part. Luckily, I only query with last names And thanks Esmerelda!
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I just queried Nickie Motter with my upper Mg/lower YA fantasy. (It really teeters on the verge so I figured I'd give her a shot) She doesn't rep MG fyi--but mine is so in between I thought I'd try b/c she likes dark elements and twisted villains.

Query was sent Dec 26th so here's hoping.

EDIT*******QUERIED VICKIE NOT NICKIE...typo...but just so no one mistakes it in the future

I just got a rejection from her on my partial. It was oddly blunt and rude-sounding, and pretty impersonal for a partial. Oh well, what can ya do? I hope you have a better experience!
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I just got a rejection from her on my partial. It was oddly blunt and rude-sounding, and pretty impersonal for a partial. Oh well, what can ya do? I hope you have a better experience!
I don't know the specifics of this particular rejection, but a lot of times what looks blunt and rude sounding is an agent trying to be helpful instead of just giving a form reject.
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I just got a rejection from her on my partial. It was oddly blunt and rude-sounding, and pretty impersonal for a partial. Oh well, what can ya do? I hope you have a better experience!
The days of personalized rejections are gone. Today, most agents use form rejections on partials and even full requests. Vickie is a new agent so she's likely using the current method of form rejections.
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Not bad. Good luck to the rest of you
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